Life simulation game

subgenre of simulation video games

A life simulation game is a kind of role-playing game or RPG where the player takes on a god-like perspective of the game.[1] Unlike most RPGs, which progress

at the player's speed, a life simulation game continues automatically.[1] SimAnimals is an example of a life simulation game.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handbook of Research on Improving Learning and Motivation through Educational Games, ed. Felicia, Patrick (Hershey PA: Information Science Reference, 2011), p. 668
  2. Winifred Phillips, A Composer's Guide to Game Music (London; New York: MIT Press, 2014), p. 92