The Game of Life app is a digital version of the popular board game of the same name. The game simulates a person’s journey through life based on their choice of attending college or starting a career.
The Game of Life app begins by allowing the player to choose how they will play, whether they wish to play against the computer, against friends on Facebook (13+ years), against other online users, or in a face-to-face manner by passing between people after each turn.
The main objective of the game is to become more “successful at life” than your opponents by gathering more money and assets as you make your way through the game. Once every player has moved through the game and retires, the wealthiest player is deemed the winner.
The game play is similar to the traditional board game, in that you spin the wheel, albeit digitally, and land on tiles which offer a variety of choices related to life and career, such as pay increases, taxes, getting married, having children, losing jobs, retirement, etc. The mobile application takes advantage of the interactivity of the digital platform by including 3D animation and mini-games within the larger gameplay.
The mobile application has two different modes, full mode, which matches the traditional gameplay, and fast track which is a shorter version of the game due to the use of a random victory condition.