Cart Life is a Free Retail Simulation Game where you control 3 different jobs
Released: May 2011
License: CART LIFE’S FREE LICENSE / Freeware
Developer : Richard Hofmeier
Cart Life is a lo-fi business management simulator indie game centered around a person’s working and personal life. All playable characters are self-employed street vendors. Every day, they must earn income to pay for their expenses whilst dealing with their own personal matters.
On March 2014, the first anniversary of the game’s release, Cart Life was pulled out of Steam and wentopen source. The game is now available free of charge on Richard Hofmeier’s personal website.
In Cart Life, players control one of three characters, each of whom has a different street vending job; Vinny sells bagels, Andrus runs a newspaper stand, and Melanie sells coffee from a cart. While at their stalls players interact with customers by selling them items and can manage their stall by selecting stock, setting prices, and buying new equipment. Players must also look after the character’s day-to-day lives, including having adequate food, drink, and sleep. Each character has unique situations to address; Melanie, for example, is a single mother of a daughter. When she’s not working, she yearns to bond more with her daughter, in the midst of her difficult busy life. She struggles to have time to walk her daughter to and from school each day, as she seeks custody on limited wages.
Minimum System Requirements:
- OS: Windows 95
- Hard Drive: 200 MB disk space
- 640×400 Resolution