BitLife is a new game for the iOS and Android where you manage the lives of characters through nothing but text. You can age them one year at a time, work on their happiness, health, smarts, and looks, figure out how to make money and what to do with your life, and far more. You can even manage as many characters as you want at a time. Read on for some tips and tricks for BitLife!
One thing to figure out is how to earn money in the game. Obviously, you won’t be able to earn money except by borrowing it from your parents early on. The parent with more money will give you more but if their generosity is low, they might not give it up. Once you turn 18, you can either get a job or go to college. The longer you do college for, the more money you’ll be able to make from the available jobs, but the higher your student loan payments will be.
For everything else except money, you have various actions to help you manage your health, happiness, intelligence, and looks. The easiest ways to deal with these are to hit the gym and the library, and to meditate (all of which are under the Mind and Body tab), and to spend time with your parents, children, siblings, spouse/loves, and other people that you have a relationship with.
Watch out for huge life events that can affect your character in a major way. If a spouse or a child dies, your happiness is gone. If you get into a major car crash, you can lose your life, your car, or all of your stats. You’re going to need to hit the gym hard to get health back, while there are multiple venues available to get your happiness back. For happiness and smarts, hit the library and meditate at least once per year, as well as spend time with everyone in your life. Gradually the stats will come back.
Everything that you do in the game has some sort of effects and consequences. If you emigrate, for example, and you have grown children, they might not be able to come with you, so you can’t spend time with them unless you move back to your home country. Don’t spend enough time with people, and the relationship will be affected. Become a porn star or try drugs, and you could end up pregnant or addicted. Buy too expensive of a house, and you could end up bankrupt.
Make sure to take advantage of buying and selling assets to make money. You can’t rent out your real estate, which takes away one large income stream, but you could sell them for a profit. When you’re shopping though, be sure not to buy a place where the maintenance and mortgage fees are so high that your money drops too fast every year. Keep yourself profitable.