A downloadable game for Windows

Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

This Grand Life is a personal finance simulator where you create a character,  manage their money and help them achieve their life 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?

You make decisions on where to work, what to study, to invest your money or spend it all getting happy. Pay your bills, take care of your needs and maintain good work performance to achieve your life goals.

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 - Study for degrees, diplomas and PHDs, 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.
  • Detailed Economic Simulation - Inflation, interest rates and economic growth influence your investments and job competition.
  • 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.
  • Freelance/Contractor Business - Hire employees, advertise your brand, complete jobs and grow your reputation.
  • 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.

Support development with one of the following tiers:

The Worker

$10 - Digital Download of Game (Itch.io) + Steam key + Digital Manual 'Creating Maps for This Grand Life'

The Supervisor

$20 - The Worker tier + Name in Game (as selectable character, auction participant, employee, etc) + Name in Credits

The Manager

$50 - The Supervisor tier + Custom Caricature of your Design in Game


Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10.00 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

this-grand-life-windows-alpha.zip Version 2.11 162 MB
Creating Maps for This Grand Life PDF 1 MB
The Supervisor Rewards 512 bytes if you pay $20.00 USD or more
The Manager Rewards 1 kB if you pay $50.00 USD or more

Download demo

this-grand-life-windows-alpha-demo.zip 21 MB
Version 1.66

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