In This Grand Life, you manage your character's finances while helping them achieve their goals. Cruise your way through life with a silver spoon, or struggle endlessly to find employment as a convicted felon. You cannot control your past, but you can change your future. What choices will you make?


Your life is divided into weeks. You try to accomplish as much as you can each week while economic conditions and special events create interesting choices to think about. Do I go to work this week, or take part in the Hot Dog Eating competition at the park? Should I spend time looking for a better job, or stick with my current job until economic conditions improve?

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Current Features

  • Balancing Needs - Core game loop of balancing short-term needs such as hunger, fun, hygiene and health with long-term goals like happiness, wealth and education.


  • Stylised City Maps - The game map is based on a real major city, thanks to satellite imagery from the European Space Agency!
  • Education System - Enrol in courses and graduate with qualifications, required for some higher level occupations.


  • Careers and Employment - Prestigious career paths like Banking and Chef, plus lower level occupations like Janitor and Salesperson.


  • Progressive Taxation System - The more you earn, the higher your tax bracket.

  • Possessions - Fridges, TVs and Computers which help with your short-term needs.


  • Collectibles - Collect stamps, coins and other rare items to achieve your long-term goals.


  • Subscription Services - Sign up for services that make life easier, like grocery delivery or cable TV.


  • Special Events - Home Robbery, Hotdog Eating Competition, Steam Sales and more.
  • Investment and Debt - Borrow money to achieve your goals or invest for a future where you won't have to work. Minimum repayments and interest rates calculated realistically.


  • Real Estate - Buy properties through an auction system. Live in it yourself or rent out your properties to tenants.


  • Life Expenses - Electricity bills, rent, loan repayments and consequences for not paying them on time.


  • Traits/Privilege System - Begin life with advantages like rich parents, or disadvantages like alcoholism.


  • Tutorial - An interactive tutorial where your mother tells you to get a job.


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The release launch date is set for This Grand Life on 17th April, 2018!


What does this mean?

This means there won't be any more major features added. The next two months will involve polishing up the game, tweaking some mechanics and adding other minor features.

Also from the poll we ran a few weeks ago, Berlin was the most voted for city to appear in the game. I'll be working on that and it should be available for launch day.


I'll be spending more time working on promotion and getting the word out, so game updates won't be as fast and furious as they were during the early days of development.

It's great to see so many people have enjoyed the game so far, and I'm looking forward to see what the future holds!

This Grand Life Alpha 2.5 - Relationships Part 2: Family And Children

This Grand Life Alpha 2.5 - Relationships Part 2: Family And Children

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Alpha 2.53 has been released, just in time for Valentine's Day (almost). After some tweaking over the past week, here is how the family portion works.

This Grand Life Alpha 2.5 - Relationships Part 1: Dating And Marriage

This Grand Life Alpha 2.5 - Relationships Part 1: Dating And Marriage

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The Steam test server has been updated to Alpha 2.5 with the new relationships and family feature.

This Grand Life Alpha 2.4 – Workshop Support and more Advanced City Options

This Grand Life Alpha 2.4 – Workshop Support and more Advanced City Options

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Hooray! It's arrived. Steam Workshop support is now available. Modders can create their own Cities, Career paths, Education courses, Collectibles and...

This Grand Life Alpha 2.3 - Amsterdam and Advanced City Options

This Grand Life Alpha 2.3 - Amsterdam and Advanced City Options

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This update adds Amsterdam as a playable map and advanced city options to make each playthrough even more unique. Also a reminder that the game's price...

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Alpha Demo for This Grand Life including the latest tutorial

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Alpha Demo for This Grand Life including the latest tutorial

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Alpha Demo for This Grand Life including the latest tutorial

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This Grand Life Alpha Demo 1.50

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Alpha Demo for This Grand Life including the latest tutorial

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This Grand Life Alpha Demo 1.41

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Alpha Demo for This Grand Life including the latest tutorial

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lee6
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Great game!!!

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=D

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bigdezil28
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Please continue to work on this game! Real gem right here!

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Thanks!

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