By Choose Multiple LLC
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What if you could live your life over again?
In this text-based interactive fiction, you choose what happens next. It's in the style of pick-a-path gamebooks, but with over a thousand multiple-choice questions, it's much longer and deeper than traditional gamebooks. Alter Ego starts at birth and ends at death, including two substantially different versions, depending on whether you choose to be male or female.
Will you grow up to be confident and happy? Will you fight with bullies, or befriend them? Will you find a date to the senior prom? Will you marry and have kids, or start your own business and become a millionaire? The choice is yours.
This game will change your life.
What's New in Version 1.3.0
Redesigned for iOS 8, iPhone 6.
If you enjoy "Alter Ego," please leave a nice review; it really helps!
On one hand, this game is very clever and fun. It's basically a person's life categorized into different sections in which you attend to different events or aspects of that person's life. On the other hand, it's extremely difficult to play if you're not an adult and it's a bit creepy. If you choose two of three options on one question, you die. These situations are tragically real and this game interprets people so well it's scary. Another thing is the person's friends and boyfriends/girlfriends. All of them, to me, seem like jerks. Your best friend tries to get you in trouble, your friend tries to make you uncomfortable, they throw you out to the wolves, your partner's not reliable...several issues. That's the only unrealistic thing. There are bad aspects of friends, but I haven't seen a single positive trait in a friend besides the overweight outcast girl and the foreign exchange student. One situation that really angered and confused me was when the boyfriend kissed the person's best friend on New Year's. After I got angry, the creator questioned why I made a big deal out of it. 😟 Umm...what was I supposed to do?? Anyways, things like spanking and cheating being seen as acceptable in this game gets under my skin. It's brilliant yet frustrating at the same time. Play at your own risk.
I love this game! It's super fun. The only thing is I've had it for like a year and there hasn't been a single update, which is disappointing. It seems like it would be relatively easy to add more options and life paths in the game, and yet the creators just haven't done so. Still the game is super fun and there is definitely enough content to make it worth the money.
Also: there is a typo within middle adulthood in the top work icon. It says "non-alcoholic dring" instead of "drink".
An App of Great Potential
If I'm correct, this app is based off a very old game of the same name, and uses much of the same content, with some new stuff mixed in. I love it, and I think the game works very well, although it could certainly benefit from more choices beyond the two or three usually given. After 4 or 5 play throughs, the game is pretty much squeezed dry of its content, which can happen in just a short day.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jul 09, 2015
- Version: 1.3.0
- Size: 5.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Choose Multiple LLC
- © 2010-2015 Choose Multiple LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.