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App description: What if you could live your life over again?

In this text-based interactive fiction, you choose what happens next. It's in the style of pick-a-path gamebooks, but with over a thousand multiple-choice questions, it's much longer and deeper than traditional gamebooks. Alter Ego starts at birth and ends at death, including two substantially different versions, depending on whether you choose to be male or female.

Will you grow up to be confident and happy? Will you fight with bullies, or befriend them? Will you find a date to the senior prom? Will you marry and have kids, or start your own business and become a millionaire? The choice is yours.

This game will change your life.

(Alter Ego was originally published in 1986 for the Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Apple II, and Macintosh. The current edition of the Alter Ego game is a production of Choose Multiple LLC. This edition includes an updated interface and fixes bugs in the original version of the game, but the content of the game hasn't changed from the original 1986 version of the game.)

ImNoSuperMan's comments:

09-22-2009, 08:54 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,513

will wait for a review mind you !

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09-22-2009, 09:01 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 126
It's either the greatest thing ever or a total piece of garbage. I'm not gonna be the one to find out!
09-22-2009, 09:03 AM
Joined: May 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 62
Strange concept for a game. Probably headed for the app junkyard.
09-22-2009, 09:12 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,332
Bought it. Played it. Should've taken the blue pill.

Two guys walked into a bar. You think they would've seen it or something.
09-22-2009, 09:16 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 126
HA! Knowing my luck, I'd wind up being the exact same person I am now. Sarcastic, miserable, and working in a career that's as unchallenging and unsatistifying as shooting fish in a barrel. HAHAHA...HAHA...HA....
09-22-2009, 09:21 AM
$4.99 is a bit much when you can play for free online.
09-22-2009, 09:29 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 126
Wow. Great find. Not that I was even entertaining a purchase, but I was already bored with it after answering the second question.
09-22-2009, 09:57 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,190
Looks like a ripoff of


Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!
09-22-2009, 10:59 AM
Joined: May 2009
Location: Bay area, CA
Posts: 2,509
Holy crap - I remember playing that on my Apple IIe! It was actually kind of a fun game as I remember - basically a life sim type of game, but a lot more text than graphics. May not go over so well with today's generation of players...
Don't think I'd pay $5 for it though, especially if I can play it for free on that web site ThatRevChap pointed out.