Thanks for all the wonderful comments and feedback for my first released "game".

Version 0.6 adds the following:
- 8 new stages in "Alternate Reality"
- 8 new achievements
- 1 new mini game
- Gameplay balance and modifications

Once again, thanks for playing and the feedback, and look for more updates soon.


In the current version (0.6), the game features:
- 20 levels
- GameCenter Achievements and Leaderboard support
- Has sounds, visuals
- Designed for both iPad and iPhone


In the game of life, do you ever really win?

"Sometimes You Just Can't Win" is a "game" where you manage an employee as he works in an office. The employee faces different and possibly difficult working situations, and you can help him by buying gifts and items to affect his mood, motivating them through a project.

Featuring realistic 8-bit pixel "Designer Artstyle", authentic Chiptune/Synthesized music (noise), and so many in-jokes that will not be obvious to most people, this inspired by real life event "game" will evoke gritty emotions (mostly rage) out of all players.

Find out more about this game and the story behind it here:

Free additional stages and minigames will be arriving in the coming weeks.

What's New

Version 0.6.5

New Audio Control
Purchase to remove Ads

Ratings and Reviews

This App Just Keeps Blowing Me Away


This is my second review a made one a while back and i think thi game just keeps getting better and better . I would like to see more apps from you because this one is fantastic . I like the mini games and how challenging and balanced this game is when it comes to motivating him or "yourself" . Keeps up the good work!

It's O.K


Let's be honest not every app can be perfect, and it's true that some can have interesting qualities. I recommend this for people who can see that.

Very Addicting Office Sim!


This game is probably as close as it gets when it comes to an office "sims" type of game. Basically you must handle the needs of your office character while trying to get tasks done. In order to keep your needs up, you have feed, motivate, energize, and make sure that you're on task. Overall, the game is quite fun!
-Great graphical style and soundtrack
-Gameplay is smooth and easy to learn
-Random office challenges to needs keep the gameplay fresh and give it an "arcade feel"
-Minigames to break up the game time
-The story mode is lacking, although there are chapters, there really isn't any "story" to follow.
-Sometimes when your needs are down, it's just too difficult to bring them all back up, unless you get lucky and a random challenge restores your needs.


Harold Li
24.6 MB
Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2012-2013 Harold Li


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