Alter Ego

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

What if you could live your life over again?

In this text-based interactive fiction, you choose what happens next. It's in the style of pick-a-path gamebooks, but with over a thousand multiple-choice questions, it's much longer and deeper than traditional gamebooks. Alter Ego starts at birth and ends at death, including two substantially different versions, depending on whether you choose to be male or female.

Will you grow up to be confident and happy? Will you fight with bullies, or befriend them? Will you find a date to the senior prom? Will you marry and have kids, or start your own business and become a millionaire? The choice is yours.

This game will change your life.



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support


iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

This app is 100 % accessible. Just double tap on any of the social, emotional or physical icons to play a life event.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

It is recommended, but not necessary, to play life events in chronological order. Ultimately, it's your choice.

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11 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by treky fan 1 year 10 months ago



Submitted by Matthew Bullis on Sunday, February 14, 2016

I bought this game based on the entry on this site plus the App Store reviews. I figured that for five dollars it better be worth it, and boy is it ever. I did find out afterword that you can try the game out on the web site, where it lets you play a little way through for free, though the app must be purchased in full. It's 220,000 words of multiple endings and scenarios. With most games, I play and enjoy them for a little while, but then don't come back to them. I think it's the realistic nature of this game that keeps me playing. Take a rest, flex those fingers, and be sure to move around, if you find that several hours have gone by while playing this game. My hands are tired now, but I will continue later with game play.

Submitted by Paige on Thursday, February 18, 2016

This is one of my favorite and most played games on my phone, I was hesitant at first to buy it because of the negative app store reviews, but I am glad I did

Submitted by Ornella on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

I just got this game and now trying it out. I was hesitant to get it because of the negative reviews also but I hope that I like it.

Submitted by Ornella on Thursday, March 3, 2016

I don't thinkthe views were negative because its a text game. I think that when they were playing it the choices they made they didn't like it and if I remember, I red that someone wrote the developer about it and said that they weren't open minded.

Submitted by Ornella on Friday, March 4, 2016

has anyone tried to have a child in this game? because everytime I click on it I can't have any or I can't adopt any. I just restarted the game to see if anything would change when I reach that stage. and some more questions if anyone could help, how do I get to see how much cash I have remaining and all the gifts that I got for my wedding? Thanks for any help

Submitted by Paige on Saturday, March 12, 2016

That's weird, I can get kids, although sometimes it takes a few tries. About the money and wedding gifts your money and important valuable items are listed at the bottom of your stats screen

Submitted by Ornella on Saturday, March 12, 2016

I played again and I only got one kid. I saw what I bought and owned but I didn't see the wedding presents. I may play again later. And I don't understand why all or most of the guys are jerks.

Submitted by Ornella on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

its still fun to play. but I think the developer made a mistake in one of the life event I think it was family it was stated that my mom died of cancer but when I had a son I was able to play the family tab and like my mom was alive again. And they should fix it because there are so many tabs with the same name like 3 or 4 social tabs. and sometimes I miss an event because I forget.

Submitted by Gregory on Monday, March 21, 2016

Hi, I absolutely love this game and am wondering if there are other life sim games?

Submitted by Lily on Thursday, January 11, 2018

Hi. I'm trying to decide if I should purchase this game. Can you choose to be a different gender each time you start a new game or are you trapped being one gender by your first choice?

Submitted by Ornella on Saturday, January 13, 2018

Wow $7.00? The price went up. When I bought that game it was $5.00.

Submitted by That Blind Canuck on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

I am usually not a huge text based game player, but do occasionally like to play some from time to time. Bought this one after hearing the comments here and I do like it very much. I've already gone through one life span and have died in my late 60s from playing baseball with an elderly team. Wow, what a way to go, trying to catch a pop fly. It is definitely worth the price tag.

Submitted by Lily on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

In reply to by Ornella

Yes. It was 7 dollars when I bought it, although that could just be the Canadian price with inflation.

Submitted by Tristan Bowen on Sunday, February 13, 2022

Hi all I know that this is an old app, but I just downloaded it, and I can't figure out how to complete college, or get a job as a layer. Can anyone help me with this?

Submitted by Tristan Bowen on Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Are there any guides? so like what stats and qualifications you need for specific jobs?

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