Description of App
How will you live your BitLife?
Will you try to make all the right choices in an attempt to become a model citizen sometime before you die? You could marry the man/woman of your dreams, have kids, and pick up a good job along the way.
Or will you make choices that horrify your parents? You could descend into a life of crime, start prison riots, smuggle duffle bags, and cheat on your spouse.
It's all up to you...
How do you raise the happiness? I saw mines was at 92 percent and I don't remember what I did and it went up to 100 percent again. Looks like I will have to keep doing menial jobs since I didn't get to go to colledge. I was working in the grocery but now I am a bus driver. I still have to buy my house.
Lots of things raise
Lots of things raise Happiness. Interacting/tlking with your family, spouse, etc. will raise it. I am pretty sure certain things in the leisure parts of the activities - like Going ot the Gym, etc. - raise your Happiness as well as Health.
But usually my guy as 100% happiness just from doing at least 1 interaction wit each of her kids, grandkids, etc. I think it will only rise once per interaction per person per year. Not sure if this counts if you do 'Spend Time' and also 'Talk With'. But if you do at lest one interaction per person you can interact with under Relationships, you should get to 100% easily.
Can't use the car, but
There are life choices related to driving. You can use the house for parties though, however they can land you in prisen.
A small guide on stats
Keep in mind that all stats can randomly rise or fall with 1 % and will stay the same sometimes when ageing every year. There are many ways to raise happiness. Spending time with everyone once a year, clubbing, winning at the casino, get positive treatment from doctors, watching or winning horse races, going to the gym, going to the library and meditating, positive results when doing plastic surgery, going on vacations or a cruise, as well as any positive thing that can happen along the way. Smarts is the most difficult. You can only study hard every five years to get a 4% smart bonus. Studying every other year will do nothing except adding it to your character's log. You can also go to the library every five years to get another 4% smart bonus. Visiting the library too often will only award happiness and reset the five year waiting period for the 4% smart bonus. Graduating high school, community college, university and any other school afterwards will also grant you a smart bonus. Health is not a hard stat to raise either. You can meditate every year and also go to the gym every year to raise your health stat. Alternative doctors can also help to raise it a little sometimes. Finally, we have looks. This is also one of those stats that can only be raised once every five years by going to the gym. If you go to the gym too often, you will only be rewarded happiness and health, but the waiting period for the 4% looks bonus will reset. Alternatively, you can take a big risk and go for plastic surgery to boost your looks big time. Keep in mind that doctors can often botch the job and do even more damage. When doing plastic surgery, I recommend using the advice in post 90 when things go south. You will get a refund and your looks back lol. Keep trying until things are in your favour.
The only thing that happened to me so far was that someone smashed my car windows and I had to pay $500 to get it repaired. Is there an option to have relations with your partner or the option try to have a baby with your boyfriend is the only one? Like if you wanted to use birth control or condoms. I am not seeing that. And for the casino I think blackjack is the only game. I won $500
No condoms and birth control
Unfortunately we don't have that in the game yet. The funny thing is that you can only use safe sex with one night stands lol.
One night stands
Wow. I am still engaged with my partner and got the opportunity to have a one night stand with someone else but didn't.
Ribbons In the Cemetery
Anyone have any tips on how to earn more ribbons in the cemetery? Also, how do you check to see which ones you haven’t achieved yet? I know I’ve gotten 10 of 24. Based off of the words that appear after each character,’s name and age of death, I know that I’ve gotten hero, unlucky, fertile, academic, successful, lazy, mediocre, lustful, scandalous and rich. Are there others? How do you get them?
Now this is funny. I was hetro. I was going on a date and for some reason managed to find a 13 year old girl who I dated and got into the prison for a year. That was fine, the year went fast. Now, here comes the difficult part. I cannot get a job. I keep getting rejected because of my prison record wich is really aweful. Where do I go from here?
Good question, but
I don't really know myself. Sometimes you can get excepted when applying for one of those super low-paying jobs. As for the previous post I don't have an answer to his question either. I'm just wondering what the difference is between resting peacefully and haunting the game. I've tried both and didn't really find any difference.
Finally found a job I could take. And now have a car. I have a woman who seems to have problems making up her mind about things.
Oh and my girlfriend does not want to marry me. Or have my babies. I wish I could break up because we have been together five years. :-) How old do you have to be to adopt?
That was a tough relationship. And thanks to the choice buttons being unlabeled I accidentally asaulted her. So now I am in prison and fired from my job. Oops.
You can actually break up any time with your wife/girlfriend, although the buttons are poorly labeled. I'm not sure when you can adopt, although you will need to have a house and income.
Adoption is screwed
Okay, I have a criminal Record. I first got one year because I for some reason I decided to date a 13 year old girl. Well, I found a work again. Then, thanks to that unlabeled button, I kind of asaulted my girlfriend who was going to break up with me. So that meant two more years in jail. Ugh. And so I will never be able to adopt. :-(
I am engaged to my boyfriend for 5 years. How to choose a wedding like the day for it. I planned the wedding and honey moon already.
When you are done planning a wedding, it will show you the costs. Just click the first unlabeled button and you will now be married.
In regaards to the unlabelled
In regaards to the unlabelled buttons for interacting with a spouse ... I had issues with that until I figured tings out with that.
If you do a triple tap to turn Voice Over off and then another triple tap to turn Voice Over back on while the game window is open, you can usually get VO to do the "Possible Text" on the unlabelled buttons for the spouse interactions.
You sometimes have to flick back and forth between them and there is always one button that stubbornly remains unlabelled, but you can usually find the "safe" interaction buttons (at the very least talk with them or spend time with them, which are safe.) I managed to avoid accidental assaults since I learned this trick.
And since the buttons for spouse interaction move around, you can often close them odal/dialog and then reopen and try to get the buttons in a better order to read the ones you want read.
The unlabled button in marriage
I know the buttons move around some times and would give different options however, when I turn voice over off and back on again for nothing it won't read the text in the unlabeled button and sometimes I am hesitant to tap it because something bad might come up but so far when I did it twice it says to renew marriage vows and thank god I didn't get to do it because that's not the option I wanted anyway. I wanted to know if there were any other possibilities or choices that anyone got when tapping that button. And so far since I went to the plastic surjan he botched the job so my looks went down and my life is ruined. Lol. I lost my new job that I applied for in 2 years and I am now unemployed and is now doing community colledge. I have 4 kids, didn't buy my house as yet and as I keep getting older my mom refused to spend time with me and refuses to talk to me and hardly gives me any money. Everything with my father is just normal. Lets see how this goes.
In one of the achievements it says to get expelled from school. How does that happen? And when I updated the game yesterday my perfect life was over had to start a new life.
Yeah I am not sure if it is a
Yeah I am not sure if it is a bug, but it seems when the game updates it erases your current life. Kind of a bummer.
I would guess you'd et expelled from school for assaulting people maybe? Choosing bad choices on the pop-ups?
I've yet to try a bad character.
I believe that if you go to jail you will be expelled. I haven't played a completely bad character yet either, but I will. But not with Sabina Andersson though because it seems like a good character. Sounds like my old name.
Well I added my name to my new life and living in Canada and it sucks. Going to jail; I don't think that's an option when going to school but I will try to do some bad stuff and see what happens. Lol. My parents are so cheap and I was conceived on a trampoleen. Like what the hell? That made me laugh.
starting lives with custom people?
I have created two custom people, but how do I star a new life using one of them? My lst life was the best one so far. I had a half brother who I really didn't fight with, got a scholarship to college, became a midwife, had three kids, and when that life ended, I had a net worth of over a million dollars.
Answer to customization and question about health
When you go to customize people you don't actually use them for your own life they are just other characters. To create a new custom life just go to main menu and then go to new life and you will have everything.
Okay, so my character, Lisette Andrews, is doing rather good except for one thing and that is that her health has dropped to one percent and I have no clue how to raise it so she will probably die soon. I had a record of my youngest character's death a couple of days ago with Sabina Andersson. I created that because my true name is Sabrina, but she died when she was eleven because of untreated sicknes. But how do I raise health? Cindy is not sick but just has low health.
We're back, Bitizens, with another update tailored to some of your more popular requests over recent weeks. We've got a lot of big stuff in the works including a few surprises. Watch this space!
Here's the full list of new things in this update:
• Prenups! Tired of a cheating spouse taking all your money? Try to make him/her get a prenup before marrying them!
• Men can now have love children
• Have a penchant for larceny? Start pickpocketing people today!
• Misbehaving children! Just wait until you see what they can get up to...
• Abortion is now available on a country-by-country basis
• You can now die from assaults (keep your health up if you're going to be aggressive with people)
• Birthdays and star signs
• Tons of little glitches fixed (thanks for all the reports!)
• More user interface updates
• Numerous bug fixes & performance enhancements
You can raise your health by going to the gym and practising meditation. Alternative doctors also help sometimes.
You will get expelled when
When you assault someone while still in school, you will get expelled. Luck also plays a role, because most of the time you can get away with it.
Will update but
I will update after I finish this life every time they have another update my game progress gets lost and always have to restart. This life that I am doing right now, when I turned 18 my parents always refuse to spend time or talk to me and when I saw that happening for 5 years straight I just stopped spending time with them altogether because it sends down my happiness. Playing a male character I sometimes donate sperm to the clinic and get payed for it and when I have enough kids I go and get steril. My life is great other than the parent things.
I decided to customize a person and chose my friend's real name Ashley Dunn. The thing was that I had apparently forgot to set her as a female so now there is a male named Ashley Dunn who wants to go out with me. Is there a way to remove a person? I know I cannot do that in this life though.
will have to
You will have to scrap that life and start a new one.
editing a custom person
I did something similar by mistake a couple of times, to fix it, go to the custom people section in the main menu, scroll to your friend's name, double tap it, and you can change the gender, spelling of the name, etc.
Hope this helps.
Reply to changing genders
When I started my new life I did not see any of the choices you mentioned. Can I please have some help with this? I really want to make these choices .
Changing genders and so on
Do not start a new life from with in the game. Instead, start a new life from the main menu. A pop-up will appear with all those options. Open the main menu first, then select new life from there.
More regarding new life
On the main menu, you will see that start a new life is simply an element and is not mentioned as a button. Double tap on this element anyway.
How do I begin?
So I downloaded this game after the newsletter said it had some accessibility changes. I haven't opted for the ad free experience until I know I will play this game, but I can't figure out what to do. I have created a life but am just flicking around the screen tapping on the buttons. It's an infant of one year, and occasionally some music with an ad will come on. Sometimes it's hard to figure out if the play button that comes up on these screens is to play an advertised game or to continue playing this one. I am familiar with the game Alter Ego, which has radio buttons on most screens to make your choice. Is this game like that, or is it a lot of flicking back and forth to find something? Not sure where to go from the current game screen with infant.Thanks,Matthew
Make sure that all screens are closed before doing something else. Use the age button to advance 1 year. The older you get, the more activities you unlock. Use the assets, relationships and activity buttons to do stuff depending on your age. This is nothing like alter ego and the app is constantly updated.
How do I know how generous or religious my parents are? When I tap on those things nothing happens or don't give out any info but I realized from watching some youtube playthrough videos that sighted people could see those things. Or is it not labeled properly for us as yet. Like I don't get to see the craziness of a person like if I wanted to date someone or to see how much money they have and I am guessing that is determined by what job they have. Thanks.
Not labeled yet.
Unfortunately those things are currently inaccessible for us. We will need to report and ask them to label it.
Speaking of those things
I have sent them a direct message on Twitter, as well as emailing them. From the game, go to main menu, then send feedback. Here's what i said. Hello there. I would just like to thank you for the great work you have done towards accessibility. People using screen readers are finding it much more fun now. There is just one small thing we'd like. Is it perhaps possible to label the craziness of partners, their money and relationship bars? It would be nice if all those things could be labelled and percentages as well. Thanks in advance and I appreciate the hard work.
Can someone make a podcast about that game?
Good news and bad news
Good news is that the game is now available on android. The bad news is that I can't tell how accessible the game is since I don't have android. Here is the link. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.candywriter.bitlife
New iOS update
What's up, Bitizens? We're here to steal your hearts with another new update that adds some fun stuff, reorganizes some existing stuff, and polishes up some rough edges. Keep hitting us up on our socials with your requests--your single most paw-pular request will soon be honored!
Here's the full list of new things in this update:
• BURGLARY! So you can steal a tech bro's teddy bear straight out of his house
• Two surprise new ribbons
• Feeling blue? Visit the psychiatrist!
• Work harder at your job or in the military
• Argue with your children about their college plans
• Plenty of interface improvements
• Rough edges polished up
• Numerous bug fixes & performance enhancements.
a few changes I noticed
Don't worry, nothing's broken, but the adoption and find a date are all under the activity tab instead of the relationships tab. It's a bit of a pain, but at least accessibility isn't broken.
Will update later, and one thing I wanted them to add as a suggestion was that if someone owns a house, what ever job you have yearly expenses should be taken out for food and utility bills. I mean racking up the money is fun but it would be even better to find a use for it than gambling and going to the doctor and what ever other activities. I don't have twitter so if someone want to pass this suggestion on to them then feel free.
A new inaccessible mini game
There is now burglary. Unfortunately it is just as inaccessible as the prison escape. Oh well.
Something I noticed
When you tap study harder in school I think you have to do it a few times to actually study because different texts would come up to show that you either studied or not and I learnt that the hard way because now my character can't even get in to university or apply to any other school because I tapped on it once thinking that it would work like the previous versions. I don't like the layout of the activity tab. I mean some of the things aren't really necessary unless if you clicked on them and the description was inside the option that would've been better. And for adopting I think its ok that that is in that tab because in the relationship tab when you have so much people sometimes its hard to keep track of what you're doing.
A few questions and some things
My first question is about colledge. Is it random now? because every year in high school I study hard and after graduation I am never accepted in colledge except maybe once since this particular update came out. The second one is about the actual studying. Given the text that would come up after tapping on studying to my knowledge I'm thinking that I am studying harder except for when I get the thing about I spent my time doodling instead of studying and I tap again until I get something like I spent 5 hours or so studying harder for school. So I'm wondering how that works and how much times I actually have to tap it. My final question is about the jobs. This particular instance I didn't buy any houses or cars but I had 7 kids and each year I aged my money was in the minus levels. At one time I had minus 60000 or so and I'm wondering if its costing to have kids now because I am not seeing where the money is going. Now about the burglary. Watching some youtube reviews on it, it seems fun but some of the sighted people have trouble with it and also get busted. The problem for us with this is that we can't see what is in the house but someone who played the game saw what was inside the people's houses so they could choose what they wanted to steal or not. I remember that person getting away with diamonds worth 60000. So hope they fix this for us to play. With the parents, even if they are very generous you could only ask them for money 3 years at a time instead of every year. Wow I felt like I wrote an essay now but thanks in advance to who could answer the above questions or shed some light on it.
Awesome Game, And a Question.
I'm very new to this party, completely addicted to this game after having had three lives, I'm about halfway through my third, and wow, I seem to have had a very easy ride compared to some of you, I obviously don't know I'm born! Before I say anything else I want to thank the developers so much for making this incredibly fun and addictive game so accessible.
Now my question. Has anyone found a way of seeing what's happened just in the last year? If I have a character who's forty-six years old, as I have, it's impossible to sit and listen to everything that's happened since his birth, just to see if I've interacted with all the people I'm meant to this year, and worked at my job and done all the things I want to before pressing the age button. I've tried exploring on the screen, dragging my finger around, sometimes I can make it read from a certain place, more often I can't and it starts with that infuriating "Age: zero years" and I want to tear my hair out! I miss things like my kids moving out and what jobs they've got and things because I can't read the screen properly once I press the age button. If the years came up in headings it would be easy to find them using the rota. But does anyone have a way of doing it?
Thank you very much for the tips on raising intelligence, I have had real real problems with that, my last guy had 9 per cent smarts! I've never been able to get anyone into college, however hard I've tried. Ok, back to go play some more I guess. Thanks for any help anyone can give.
Also a newbie, but mostly managing to read stuff
hi! I'm also a Bitlife newbie, in fact I'm in the middle of my first life as I write this, but so far I've only played for a short while each day, so it could take me several days to finish a life, not that there are any deadlines, as far as I know. In answer to your question, Lulu, I tend to find that moving my finger slowly up from the Bitlife Community button brings me to the most recent few lines in the log, with what's going on at the current age of the character in the current life: if I have accidentally gone a bit too far back, I swipe down with two fingers to read the last few lines. At the beginning I read the whole log starting with 0 years once or twice, but I wouldn't do that at the point I am currently at, where the man in my first life is in his late 40s, and the older he gets, the more likely it is that I will ignore that 0 years line. I hope this helps, at least a bit!