No Time to Relax is a life simulation game where up to 4 players online or locally compete against each other in the ultimate game of life.
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Very Positive (76) - 94% of the 76 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 28, 2019

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“At the moment the game is fully playable but a few things are missing to make it ready in our eyes. Most of these things require testing and feedback from the community. We are a small developer that’s self-publishing their first game so we really need whatever help the community is willing to give.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“No more than 3-4 months. We are pretty close to a finalized product but like we said above we need a little help to finish it.”

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

“The different game types should have been balanced properly and online multiplayer should be relatively bug-free and stable

In addition there are a few features we want to add to the game to enhance the core game-play:
  • Randomized bonus missions
  • Many more weekend events
  • More refined CPU player
  • A more meaningful single player experience. The game is most fun when competing against friends right now and would like to make it possible to lose a single player game.
  • Finally a number of menus and system require some polishing, which at the moment is far down on the list of things required to make the game-play fun and engaging.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Game is fully playable and stable. All the features in the About This Game section have been implemented except for the CPU player.”

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

“Yes our Early Access users get a discount of the game. I.e. it will cost slightly more when it launches.”

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

“One of the main reasons we feel the need to release the game in Early Access is to involve the community. We need feedback for balancing and tweaking and creating new types game modes. We’d also love to get ideas for more events features from the community. We will be using the Steam Discussion boards for these interactions.”
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August 5

Update v0.11.1 now Live (Pet Changes)

Pet changes

After some feedback and internal discussions, we have decided to add the option to buy another pet if the former has died. You will still receive a penalty to your happiness and your new pet starts at zero.

Other Fixes
  • Changed end game card text as the victor is now unknown.
  • Fixed a bug with pets in multiplayer.
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July 25

Update v0.11 - Pets and PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox Launches

Here it is, the Pet Update! You can now invest in your very own furry friend. But just before you check out the new features, we'd like to announce something:

Gamescom & Launch of v1.0
Two big announcements: The team will be present at the upcoming Gamescom trade fair in Cologne (20-24 August 2019). If you happen to attend please come by and say hello!

Second announcement is the official launch of the game from Early Access to full release. This update will include a completely revamped score screen, a mission system and some more goodies.

What does the launch of v1.0 mean for the future of the game? Don't fret or panic, we're not abandoning the game on the 21st! We will continue to update the game with bug fixes and features but on a slightly different schedule. We're a small studio and need to get the game on more platforms to reach a larger group of players. So, with this we're also announcing that No Time to Relax will launch on at least two additional platforms: The Nintendo Switch and Xbox.

With that our timeline has been shifted a little bit. Some features will be launched with the console release while other features ended up on the trash heap as we didn't feel they made the game more fun.

Nintendo Switch & Xbox
We are super excited to announce that No Time to Relax is coming to the Switch and Xbox. We plan to launch a free feature update (on all platforms) with the launch on each new platform. So for the next month or two the updates will address bugs and/or minor tweaks. We'll start with the Switch but don't have an exact date for you just yet (we'll tell you as soon as we know!).

  • Pet Store: Head over to the new Pet Store that just opened in the Mall and get your very own pet.
  • Pets: After buying a pet you need to make sure it's well fed and happy (for those extra points!).
  • Guardians: Your pet is not only a never-ending spring of joy, it also guards you from the dangers of this world.

Fixes and Tweaks
  • Mouse Disappearing: The mouse would sometimes not register clicks until moved again. That has been fixed.
  • Not losing clothes: Squashed a bug where player avatars would not lose their clothes when they should.
  • Bank Clothes: There was a way for players to leave the Bank and still keep their work clothes.
  • Wrong Building: Sometimes, in online play, the incorrect building was selected on round start.
  • Stuck Buttons: Buttons could sometimes get stuck in the pressed state.
  • Button Highlights: We made the highlighting of certain buttons (like Pay Rent) more pronounced.
  • Trigger Buttons: You can now use trigger buttons on controllers to switch between Bank and Investments.
  • Online Menus: Are now (finally!) animated and better support controllers.
  • Small Tweaks: Bunch of smaller graphics tweaks to make the game shine even more.

Thanks and best regards from all of us here at the Porcelain HQ!
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About This Game

Play locally with friends or across the inter-webs. You won't have to leave the house anymore to experience life.

You now have the ability to beat your more successful friends with this fake life simulator. To win the game, you have to work your way up the corporate ladder, educate yourself and keep your sanity. This might seem easy, but working and studying your ass off will strain even the most iron-willed of your friends. It almost seems like there is no time to relax!

Beat your high-score in single player mode or compete against a Computer Player. You'll be surprised and sad when even the computer is better at life than you are. Experience years of human life in mere weeks. It's like reliving a nightmare over and over again.

Indulge in a materialistic lifestyle. Money can't buy you love but it will buy that flat-screen TV and a sweet surround sound system. Nothing beats customizing your apartment with all kinds of fantastic items. Don't worry, no in game purchase required!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: 1.5GHZ +
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB VRAM Intel HD 4000 / GeForce 200 Series / Radeon HD 4000 Series
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.3 GHZ
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.8+
    • Processor: 1.5GHZ +
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.8+
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.3 GHZ
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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