Life by You

Open up a new world of creative possibilities in Life by You - a new life sim created for you AND by you.

This is an Early Access Game

Early Access games are still under development and may change significantly over time. As a result, you may experience unforeseen issues or completely new gameplay elements while playing this game.

You can play now to experience the game while it's being built or wait until it offers a more complete experience.

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Open up a new world of creative possibilities in Life by You - a new life sim created for you AND by you.

Be in total control of the humans that you create, the towns that you build, the stories that you tell. And oh yes - mods! As an Early Access game, we look forward to working directly with you, our players, to determine the ideas and content that will drive the priorities in our game development and bring Life by You to full-launch. We know life is always better with a heavy sprinkle of your imagination, so we’re empowering you with a wide variety of Creator Tools so you can design your lives the way you see fit - or break the rules of life itself.
Designed to be one of the most open world and moddable life-simulation games, we look forward to the humans, stories, and creations that you’ll make with Life by You.


  • Play in an open world: Live life with no loading screens. Strike up real-language conversations. Drive or bike to the countryside. Discover and complete quests to unlock new experiences.
  • Tell stories through conversations: Every real-language conversation is generated based on your human’s unique situation. You can even craft your own conversations in-game.
  • Expand your creativity: Make your own in-game content through mods. Utilize a variety of deep Creator Tools. Change the gameplay anytime. Life is yours to make -and break.
  • Take direct control: Drag and drop your humans into their place - or drive them directly in third-person mode. Live the life of one or tell the stories of many. Climb a career ladder. Fall in love. Raise a family.
  • Design your own world: Build your humans’ dream homes or businesses from scratch. Furnish them from top to bottom, inside to outside. Drag, demolish, and rearrange entire towns.
  • Create fully customized humans: Design your families in the Human Creator, including deep personality and character traits. Style and restyle your humans at any time.

Life by You System Requirements



OSWindows 10
OSWindows 10/11
Processor Intel® Core™ i5-8600K or AMD® Ryzen™ 5 2600X
ProcessorIntel Core i5-10400F / AMD Ryzen 5 5600
Memory16 GB
Memory32 GB
Storage25 GB
Storage25 GB
Direct XVersion 11
Direct XVersion 11
GraphicsNvidia® GeForce™ GTX 970 (4GB) or Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 1650 (4GB) or AMD® Radeon™ RX 470 (4GB)
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB/AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
OtherOptimized for 30 FPS
OtherOptimized for 30 FPS
Languages Supported
  • Audio: English
  • Text: English, German, French, Spanish - Latin America, Chinese - Simplified
©2024 Paradox Interactive AB. LIFE BY YOU is published by Paradox Interactive AB and developed by Paradox Tectonic. LIFE BY YOU, PARADOX TECTONIC and PARADOX INTERACTIVE are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Paradox Interactive AB in Europe, the U.S., and other countries. Any other trademark,logo and copyright is the property of its owner