Virtual Families

Virtual Families

50,000 - 100,000 downloads

Pros
  • There's irony in it
  • Neat user interface
Cons
  • It's quite odd if you think about it
  • It might be odder, tone is too ambivalent
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Expert's Review
7.7
Great

"Little House on the Prairie simulator"

Reviewed by / Dec 17, 2013

Adopt virtual humans and help them to raise a functional family

If we had to summarize this game in a single sentence, it would be something like "it's like the Sims, but you can't make them make out with each other".

Yes, this might discourage many potential users, but also be an interesting allure for kids not interested in kisses and adults not interested in kids playing games where kisses and timely pixelations in the shower are involved.

This doesn't mean this game is free of controversy: some choices aren't ethical at all, and some events and behaviors are openly sexist. Virtual Families are just that, "virtual", and the ending result is a fun and interesting game in its very own way, but perhaps not by the reasons you have in mind. In the end, Virtual Families is a sort of condescending "random sims go to Utah, occupy the haunted house at the end of the town and decide to form a family", a management game ruled by its own rules far from logic and reason.

It's so odd it must be great to give it a go, and that's surely the reason of more than a million downloads so far. People like to play God, but it's even better if it doesn't make sense at all.

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Developer's original description available here
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Raise and care for your own Virtual Family in this hit game from Last Day of Work. When your device is turned off, the world continues without you. Watch your Virtual Family make babies, watch the babies grow, and pass the house on from generation to generation. Help them with their career, with health, with nutrition. They need you! Adopt a family today!

Recently changed in this version

Several stability improvements.
Store inventory can be refreshed 'at-will'.
No longer leaves process running on close.
Career room upgrade bugs fixed.
Out-of-bounds weeds and collectibles improved/fixed.
Consecutive pets can now be purchased and deployed.
Tool tray usage improvements.
Virtual People animation is correct speed now.


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Comments and ratings for Virtual Families
  • (62)

    by Sylvia Durisseaux Durisseau on 21/06/2014

    The bucket to clean the walls don't work other then that I would give it a five can you fix it

  • (62)

    by Lucille Riley on 16/06/2014

    Its awesome. I love it.

  • (62)

    by Kim Vincent on 16/06/2014

    Love it

  • (62)

    by Savana Tracy on 16/06/2014

    Tracy

  • (62)

    by Natalie Cook on 14/06/2014

    I would recommend this app to anyone, I love it Only thing is, people are saying you have to redo when 4th generation ends, I'm on 4th now :( that's so stupid I don't want to start all over again!!!!! Also, does the "wants kids?" box have any affect? Doesn't seem like it does because my current 'peeps' say they both definitely want children, they are elated, yet they argue about having children

  • (62)

    by Roxanne Reynolds on 14/06/2014

    This game is cool

  • (62)

    by Eva Villa on 14/06/2014

    Love this game. If you like The Sims, its likely you will love this!