A downloadable game for Android

Release a platinum album at the age of 17, or die of old age only having a few qualifications in school and not much else, the choice is yours.

Pass your driving test and die in a fatal accident a year later or become a famous musician and become restricted in what you can do. Will you go to university or give it a miss?

Meet different people each time you play, start a relationship. Will they be the one? Let them move in and live happily ever after. Or... Will they leave you?

Jobs, and companies, are generated and are different for each game. Jobs require different qualifications to get hired, make sure you work hard and get that promotion! Will the companies CEO step down and allow you to change the company for the better?

Find your perfect house! Can't afford it? Get a mortgage, make sure to keep your payments up...

Each year you live contains new experiences. The ultimate life simulation.

InstLife does not require an internet connection, and can be played offline.


  • Achievements
  • Alcohol, drugs, and smoking
  • Be an artist, paint pictures with generated descriptions
  • Be a musician, sell records, and go platinum
  • Create your own business!
  • Education (secondary school, college, and university – with early grad depending on intelligence)
  • In-depth procedural jobs and company names (with job promotions, drug tests, becoming a CEO)
  • Pets, including cats, dogs, pet rocks and more
  • Procedural houses (with the ability to buy, get mortgages, and sell them)
  • Romance (relationships, engagement, pregnancy, child birth, weddings, and honeymoons)
  • Other fun stuff that we’ve forgotten
Updated 12 days ago
Release date Feb 24, 2018
GenreSimulation, Role Playing
Made withUnity
TagsCharacter Customization, Life Simulation, Perma Death, Text based, Unity
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsTouchscreen, Smartphone
LinksHomepage, Patreon, Twitter, Blog


InstLife_1.2.1_ARMv7.apk 16 MB

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Love it


Could you make it available on browser? That would help a lot!



Love you guys


Why removed from google play? I loved it on google play!


We had a policy violation issue; it should be back now!


Dose not work with me


you have to have a phone to install the apk




Thank you!


I have an idea. While in prison you could write songs and release them when your sentence comes to an end.  


just like they do irl that is actaully a good idea


Didn't even realize they posted this on Itch, but anyways, just wanted to say this is an amazing game!

Love this game. Just a quick suggestion. How about an idle mode? Instead of loading up the game and playing until you die. How about a mode where every hour is a new day. Every event will pop up in your notification. Every major event that requires action (going to party, relationships, school, medical stuff etc) you'll get a drop down notification with multiple actions you can take, instead of loading the game each hour. Or you can set up a character or family traits and have your phone run the game in the background and at the end of the day or when ever, you can see how far your character got and over time you'll see your family tree with logs for each member. 

If set out right I see this being a good "idle game" that doesn't require grinding. Just a simple load laugh close, load laugh close, load laugh cry, start again. 

thats an ok idea, but it would require making an entirely new game. 

There is no direct way to take everything from this game and transform it into all that. 

Are you ever going to release the game iOS? Because I love playing this game.


It's out on iOS!



The social media thing you guys have going on is cool but it's still very hard to get that to be a real career. Absolutely love this game, great time passer, entertaining as hell. Maybe there could be an option to add photos? Like selfies and what not, like 'oh you just bought a flying car, take a photo? Post it? Oh you just had a beautiful baby, post it?  Another idea is that if you're a famous musician or verified you can have crazy fan experiences when you travel, on tour, out walking or driving. pull a john lennon, you're in the prime of your career, big things to come and a crazy fan comes up to you while your out clubbing and then boom. You done, lol. With the criminal too, you could have the option to be a drug dealer. And you could go from your corner man to having shipments and whatnot, honestly that would be cool as hell.

😂😂😂 oh god sorry, but I feel like I'm now spamming you guys and girls with my useless idea's about what you could possibly add to the game, probably even though you won't but I just like getting my idea's out there, but can u add a feature to create our own companies or political groups in the game? And add a voting feature where the character can participate in a vote for a new president of the country he or she is in, or maybe even join a political party

Oh, I almost forgot, please add a feature where I can choose to become the son or daughter of my previous characters children in the game, it would be cool to kinda keep the family tree going other than just starting a whole new character and that's the end of that, it would be pretty cool to keep the family generation going, maybe even add a feature aswell somewhere in the settings menu so that we can see the relations between characters and how long the family surname has been going on, say for example if I start a character by a certain surname in 2002, let's just use 'Du-Preez' for example, and I have children a few years later my character dies, say at 2043, then I start a new character, let's say about 2109, it should say, my previous father and mother, my previous character, my previous wife, my previous children and some randomly generated characters as my previous childrens sons or daughters, and the sons and daughters of those just to make up for the lost gap in the time frame and then my character now, also add a biography of those characters, so we can see how the family has been going on, if they were successful or not and all that stuff, also add an 'Will' feature in the game so that my character could leave his or her's money, cars and even the house to my characters children. Thanks if you read this long message.


Sorry for any mistakes or a misplaced letters here and there, a mobile phone isn't my preferred typing device, My sincere apologies. Thanks.


Hi, I love the game, the very concept of it is a amazing, but there are still some features I'd love to see in there, like, getting a government job and going up the ranks for example In the police force, Army, Navy, Politician, governor or hell even the government, and maybe even being a lawyer no doubt these thoughts have been pondered upon by alot of the community and I'm pretty sure by you guys aswell, but when can we expect to see them? I'd love to have to build my power up in the game and become president, and even start my own wars against other countries and take them over, or maybe even over throw the government when I'm a general in the Army, this game has alot of potential, please add more to it, thanks.


shut up

need iOS version please!

It's out on iOS!



Would like to see it IOS or Windows Compatible 

It's out on iOS!



Its a perfect game; however, with feedback from the rest of us in the community they continue to improve the gameplay and add more features.

incredible game, a sign that knowing how to draw isnt a limitation to create a game, and is that even in 2018 a text-based game can suceed even if its well disagned, im speak Spanish and normally (out of laziness) I do not usually play games in English but this game deserves it.

but the game can be better whit a translation so if you would allow me, I would be interested in help you with a translation into Spanish, im not an expert but 

I have translated some YouTube videos and I have a good command of English to understand the game and therefore at least try to translate it.

luck with the project guys
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Inst.life is a ultimate life simulation game and is an ideal game for someone who is a simulator addict!

This game is a great and amazing time killer!

Hopefully this game will Continuine Doing Good Stuff And Maming Us Happy!!

excellent game ! You can choose different story and end Everytime. There is often update that is good. You can't be Boring with this game