Life is a game that we're all playing (whether we think of it as a game or not). It's time to level up by knowing the rules so we can "win".
Author, programmer and founder of Silktide Oliver Emberton takes the "life is a game" metaphor to new heights in his strategy guide, from explaining how you're assigned a random character at birth and spend the first 15 years stuck in tutorials, to levelling up your skills in young adulthood and needing to manage your resources. The most important lesson for the entire game:
You might not realise, but real life is a game of strategy. There are some fun mini-games -- like dancing, driving, running, and sex -- but the key to winning is simply managing your resources.
Most importantly, successful players put their time into the right things. Later in the game money comes into play, but your top priority should always be mastering where your time goes.
As with games, every single thing you do affects your "character's state" and how the game progresses:
It's an awesome read and a great reminder to plan and play your life well, because unfortunately there are no cheat codes.
Life is a game. This is your strategy guide [Oliver Emberton]