Youtubers Life

App review by
Patricia Montic..., Common Sense Media
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Eat, sleep, make videos in so-so sim.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Created for entertainment and not intended for learning.

Ease of Play

Lots of instructions but tough to follow, and gameplay is complicated. In-game interaction is inconsistent, and buttons are too small to tap accurately on a tablet or phone.

Violence
Sex

While you can keep your avatar pretty tame, there are some revealing and sexy clothing choices available.

Language
Consumerism

A key element of gameplay is buying games and accessories online; in-store games mimic real-life brands and online shopping websites. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Youtubers Life is a simulation game in which users can develop a mini empire as a YouTube gamer. Users direct their avatar to play games, make videos, eat, sleep, and study, and they gain subscribers and earn in-app money along the way. The PC version of the game is available from some third-party sites for a range of prices, from free to $14.99. The privacy policy isn't available in-app or on the game's website, but you can read it on the developer's main website to find out about the types of information collected and shared.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byBert S. February 20, 2018
Adult Written byresponsible mom1234 September 28, 2018

innaproiate gameplay

when i found my son playing this game he was jerking off and i was disturbed in the game he was kissing somebody this game is highly sexual and dont buy it
Kid, 10 years old February 26, 2017

Good, but can get repetitive

In this game you have an avatar and it is making a youtube channel (at time of typing, you can create Gaming, Music and Cooking channels) and create videos and... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old January 20, 2017

nine and up

i think it shoud be ( and up i have never seen any sex i do not see how consumerism is bad or good i think its great for nine and up

What's it about?

YOUTUBERS LIFE is an app and a PC game that simulates life as a gamer with a YouTube channel. First, customize your avatar's look, then configure your in-game computer setup and make your first "video." To do so, choose a game from the shelf in your avatar's bedroom, choose a few reactions and commentary options for your avatar while playing the game, and then publish your video and earn views and subscribers. As gameplay progresses, you earn in-app currency that you can use to buy upgraded equipment (such as a new microphone) or new video games to play in your videos. In addition to managing your growing YouTube empire, your avatar must sleep, study, and eat. The game's main objective is to balance managing your avatar's online persona while also maintaining an offline life.

Is it any good?

With appealing 3D graphics and fun activities, this sim is amusing, but its gameplay can feel too complicated and buggy to keep kids engaged. It's hard to understand how to do well because the in-app instructions tell you how to do certain tasks, but there's not much clarity about how to do all those actions strategically so you can level up. Plus, playing this game also might make you a little cynical about what it takes to be a YouTube star. It's really less about being a skilled gamer or content creator and much more about courting trends and accumulating stuff. It's cool to consider how much goes into creating a high-quality YouTube video, and it's interesting to think about the mechanics of making a successful channel. Still, in a world where PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator can be downloaded for free, it's unlikely that this comparatively buggy and hard-to-use app would hold long-term appeal for teens and tweens.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about safely using YouTube and read our Parent's Ultimate Guide to YouTube. Is Youtubers Life fun for kids who just like to watch YouTube videos?

  • Talk about what it would really be like to attempt a career as a YouTuber. How would you make decisions about what kinds of videos to make and share? 

App details

For kids who love simulation and arcade games

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