Saturday, 27 May 2017

Newlife 0.4.8

Hello everyone!

Newlife 0.4.8 has been released. Early-access Patrons can find it in the creations section here. The changelog is below.

The previous version is now public. You can download it using the links on the right-hand side of the blog. The public version's changelog is here.

As usual, saved files & templates from older versions probably won't work with newer ones. 

For new players - just use one of the links to the right to get a zipfile containing Newlife. Once unzipped, you'll see a folder containing .jar and .exe files. Either one of these will run the game. 

For either version you'll need to have Java installed. A lot of programs use Java so you might well already have it. If the jar shows up as an unrecognised file type, then you probably don't. In that case you can get it from
The exe should tell you if you don't have the right version on your computer, but you'll still need to install java to run the game.
There's a guide for new players here which includes some troubleshooting tips for installation & downloading.

This one adds a new sex scene: standing from behind. This adds some much-needed variety to sexual encounters in locations without beds.

Major changes & additions:
  • Added a new sex scene.
  • Renamed the 18/19 age category to late_teens, along with a disclaimer that this means they're at least 18. This affects custom NPCs as well, so any that you've created with eighteen_nineteen as their age will need it replaced with the late_teens.
Minor changes & bugfixes:
  • Fixes to text issues. Thanks to Saur and OrangeJuice for reporting problems they found.
  • Added a new trait requested by Klaus S for custom male npcs: INFERTILE. This will only ever appear on custom characters and never randomly – you need to set it in the yml file to have such a character appear. The trait makes him unable to get you pregnant, although it has no effect on in-game text – presumably neither him nor your character is actually aware of his infertility.
  • Increased the relationship penalty when your partner forgets your anniversary.
  • Fixed a problem with timings in the nightclub reported by OrangeJuice that could lead to the scene ending when you were deciding who to approach.


Enjoy the new version, and let me know if you find any bugs! 

Thursday, 25 May 2017

An update for voters

Hi all, just a quick update for any voter-tier patrons out there. There's 8 hours left to the deadline for the 18/19 age-category vote ( At the time of writing, the vote is an exact tie between the top two options.

I'd obviously prefer to avoid a tie: I get a tie-breaker vote in that case, but I prefer not to have to use it. So, if you're a voter who has a preference between "eighteen" and "late teens", head over there and click your preferred option - your vote could make all the difference!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Late-teens age category

Hi all,

As you might have noticed from the last changelog there's a new age category. This is currently given the rather clumsy name "Eighteen or Nineteen". Properly it should be called "Late Teens" to be consistent with the other ages, but this isn't possible because it doesn't make it 100% clear that the character is over-18.

I've had a number of suggestions for alternatives. One was to use "Barely Legal", another to ditch the "nineteen" part and just have it be "Eighteen". I'm feeling indecisive on the subject so I'll run a vote in a week or two and let supporters decide.

If you have any other suggestions for better names, then post them in the comments and I'll include them in the vote.

The main place this is relevant is the character descriptions. The current text there is "eighteen- or nineteen-year-old woman". An example for a female NPC would be: "She's a pretty white eighteen- or nineteen-year-old woman with pale skin, light brown hair and blue eyes".
The suggested alternatives would replace this with "barely-legal woman" or "eighteen-year-old woman". 
I've also considered some wordier options such as "a young white woman just a year or two shy of her twentieth birthday" or "a young white woman no more than a year or two past her eighteenth birthday" but I'm not convinced that these longer descriptions would be better to read.