Idle Life Sim will remind you of BitLife, but it actually is a pure clicker game that lets you choose a career, change jobs, purchase furniture to decorate your home and buy a new home.
The game also lets you idle away and keeps earning when you are not playing for an hour or so. You can extend this limit by purchasing the Impersonator Robot. It’s a one-time upgrade and grants 4 hours of inactive income.
Developed by CodiGames, the guys behind the hit Hotel Empire Tycoon, Idle Life Sim becomes quite addicting once you know how to play and progress through your career. You will also be purchasing furniture to decorate your house and farmhouses as you get promoted and earn higher income from your present job. These tips and strategies will help you get promoted to a new job and get rich by making your grandma’s dream come true.
Choose a Suitable Career
Once you create a character from the character creation screen, you are ready to start a new life. Choose any one career out of four – Technology, Art, Gastronomy and Sports.
Each career choice in Idle Life Sim offers several new jobs that will help you advance in your life. You will earn more money, buy new and snazzy furniture for your house, decorate your home and even buy a bigger home.
Technology: Lets you develop your technological career. Think coding, programming, app development. You begin your life by choosing a simple programmer’s job and then slowly advance to higher career options, such as cloud developer and even a hacker!
Art: Lets you develop your artistic career. Think artwork, drawing and paintings. As you advance through your career, you will become and art icon and maybe establish your own school.
Gastronomy: One of the most favorite career options. Everyone wants to be the next “Master Chef” and choosing Gastronomy will let you become the chef of your dreams.
Sports: Want to become a famous sportsman? This option will help you develop your sports career. Maybe you will become the next professional boxer or a world-famous soccer star!
You can create a new character if you want to choose another career. You might be interested in reading this guide:
How to get promoted to a New Job
Whichever career option you choose, you will be paid every in-game hour. The income per hour is shown on the upper-right corner of the screen.
You will earn pennies from your first job and this is when you need to advance to a new job in the same career to significantly increase your per-hour income. Here’s a step-by-step guide to promote to a new job in Idle Life Simulator:
Tap on the briefcase icon on the lower-right corner of the screen.
You will see various modules, which can be learned at a click of a button. Tap the “Learn” button beside a module to upgrade it. Each module provides certain perks, such as a percentage increase in earnings, decrease in the purchase price of furniture and clothes, increase in status etc.
Scroll down to the bottom of the career screen and you will see a new locked job. Check the requirements to unlock the new job. These requirements are completing certain number of upgrades and reaching a new level.
When you tap on “Learn” beside a module, you upgrade once. Tap on the same learn button and you will upgrade twice. Look at the requirements to see how many times you need to upgrade and keep tapping on Learn in each module until you fulfill the first requirement. Make sure you have enough cash to learn.
The second, and the most important requirement, is your level. You will need to reach the next level to completely unlock a new job. Your current level is shown on the upper-left corner of the home screen and on the top of the screen when you tap on the briefcase.
To reach new level, you will need “Status”. Status has a golden crown symbol. This Status can be obtained in two ways:
Purchasing furniture from the store. Buy new furniture with the money earned from your current job. Tap on the trolley icon, which is located just beside the briefcase, on the lower-right corner of the screen.
You will see a showroom full of furniture items. These items are displayed randomly and refresh every 5 minutes. You will see a new set of items every five minutes.
Once you purchase a new furniture item, go back to your room, tap on the couch icon on the upper-left corner of the screen. Next, tap on the newly-purchased furniture and press the single tick to place it on your room. You will notice that the circle around your current level in the top-left corner of the screen filling up when you place a new furniture. Keep buying and placing new furniture to get status crowns faster.
Max Out the Income Multiplier
To double your hourly income, you can do extra jobs. Tap on the play button icon on the bottom of the screen and then tap on the green “video” button to watch a 30-sec video. The hourly income will increase by x2 for 10 minutes.
You can keep the x2 multiplier active for an hour. Keep watching ads until the gauge fills up. Make sure you do this every time to increase your hourly income.
Tip: Watch 6 videos to obtain a gem pack. You can use gems to purchase rare furniture at the shop.
Upgrade These Modules First
When you tap on the briefcase icon on the lower-right corner of the screen, a new “Career” section will appear on the screen. In this section you will find several modules.
Each module provides certain perks, such as increase in earnings per hour, increase in status, decrease in furniture cost etc. When you tap on “Learn” beside a module, you upgrade it get some perks. Upgrading modules, a certain number of times fulfills the job promotion requirement mentioned on the bottom of the career section. You will have to scroll to the see the next job promotion.
Upgrade these modules (and try to max them out) whenever they appear:
– Modules the increase earnings per hour
– Modules that increase status – This will help you level up quicker because learning these modules will fill your current level’s status bar fast.
– Modules that decrease furniture cost – Each furniture item costs a lot of money, so learning modules that decrease furniture costs by a certain percentage should be upgraded first.
Purchase Furniture That Matches Your Career Choice
You will see several types of furniture in the showroom. Buying furniture that matches your career choice will grant bonus status points, which will ultimately let you level up fast.
Example: If you have selected “sports” as your career, then you should look for sports-themed furniture items such as Foosball, Raider’s Carpet, a sports-themed bed etc.
A banner with a crown and x2 will be displayed just beside an item that matches with your career choice. If you purchase an item with such a banner beside it and then place it on your home, you will obtain double status points.
Get Bonus Money from Grandma
Grandma arrives at your place regularly to assist you financially. She cares about her grandchild and so gives bonus money. You just have to watch a short video to get the money from granny. Tap on her face on the right side of the screen and watch an ad to get bonus money.
Tip: Make sure the income multiplier is activated. This will allow you to get more cash from grandma.
Don’t Waste Your Money on Clothes
At least not when you have just started playing Idle Life Simulator. Clothing just has an aesthetic value and does not provide any bonus or perks as modules do. It will only make your character look good. When you have lots of income, you can save some on clothes. Tap on the circle just below your current level on the top-left corner of the home screen. Clothes will be divided into trousers, accessories, shirts/tees etc. Tap on a clothing item and then tap on the basket. Next tap on purchase.
Save Money to Purchase a New House
Instead of spending money on clothes, save the money earned from your current job and all bonuses to purchase a big house. The first house is just a small one-room home.
As you purchase more furniture items, it will be difficult for you to place them in a single room. Furniture is crucial to level up fast, and so it’s very important to buy a bigger house, especially a house that has two or more rooms. You will have more space to keep furniture items.
You will need to reach a certain level to unlock houses in Idle Life Sim. When unlocked, the house icon on the top-right corner of the screen glows. Tap on the house again and purchase your new home. Make sure you have enough cash to purchase a new house.