This is a story where you do something more terrifying than entering a haunted house, more dangerous than assaulting an alien horde, and more important than ruling a fantasy kingdom. You, and you alone must turn your newborn baby into a functional adult. Will you be a tiger mom or a helicopter dad? Can you raise a child through eighteen years of humor and heartache with nothing on your side except a little patience and a lot of love? It’s a fun and unique experience designed for potential parents of all ages!

The Parenting Simulator is a lighthearted 189,000 word interactive slice-of-life novel by Matt Simpson, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.


One response to “The Parenting Simulator”

  1. This was a wonderful approach to interactive fiction. I had my reservations going into this game, as my usual choices for IF games usually involve the undead, ghouls, and goblins, but NukePoweredToaster beautifully and accurately captures what it is to be a new parent. Touching on every milestone, good and the bad, makes this story a must-read! Seriously, guys, it’s that good!


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