A money-focused life simulator. Create characters with allergies and addictions. Manage their lives through financial booms and busts. Advance their careers, start a small business, invest in real estate and stocks - or roleplay a penniless hobo.
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Very Positive (37) - 89% of the 37 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (59) - 91% of the 59 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 20, 2024

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“From a workaholic security guard studying a law degree, to a diabetic anti-authoritarian ex-bartender running a flower shop, there are tens of thousands of life combinations in This Grand Life 2. I'd like to use Early Access to get player feedback as they live these weird and wonderful lives to help improve the gameplay and design of the game, as well as flesh out the overall experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“6-12 months”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Due to the large scope of making a "life sim" game, some features are less developed than others. I have focused on the financial and work/life balance aspects for the Early Access version but hope to improve all facets of the simulation for the full version.

The full version will also have more content depending on what players want (and can be realistically added). This could be in the form of maps, career options, crazy gameplay modes, etc.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The features listed in the "About This Game" section are currently in the game, although as mentioned above the specifics of game mechanics may change during Early Access depending on player feedback.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price may increase slightly near the end of the Early Access period.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“There is a Discord channel set up and I occasionally monitor the Steam forums.”
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About This Game

This Grand Life 2 seeks to answer the question, "What would life be like as a ____ living in ____?"

With a unique character preferences system and an inflation-driven economy, the game simulates the financial experience of different people in the modern world.


  • Colony Sim-Style Management - Set priorities for your characters and watch them fulfill their desires. You make the important decisions like where to work, live and study.

  • Character Preferences - Be an ambitious investment banker with a paperwork allergy, or a struggling single parent with a shopping addiction. The unique preferences system offers a variety of "what-ifs" to play out.

  • Multi-Person Household - Manage multiple characters in one household. Run a bachelor pad, nuclear family, student share house or hobo camp.

  • Multi-Generational - Your characters will age from birth to death and accumulate status conditions as they go through life.

  • Skills and Education - Multiple organic routes to qualify for a job, whether through experience, education or a combination of both.

  • Cycles within cycles - Industries will go through their own booms and busts so consider your options carefully. Retail jobs might pay higher wages while energy prices are decreasing at the same time.

  • Be A Business Owner - Start your own small businesses. Hire workers, run it as a family enterprise, or do all the jobs yourself.

  • Real Estate - Purchase residential or commercial property and rent it out, live in it, or use it for one of your businesses.

  • Stock Market - Research stocks. Consider industry trends, management competency, price/earnings ratios and other factors before investing.

  • Real City Pathfinding - Maps are based on real cities. Travel time depends on actual road and rail networks, as well as obstacles like rivers and mountains.

  • Moddability - Create your own careers, courses, locations, possessions and more. All content designed to be highly moddable.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 / AMD Radeon HD 7400G / NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 or better graphics card with OpenGL 3.3 and later support
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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