Alter Ego

Alter Ego Screenshots

Browser version

Generating a new character.
Entering a new life phase.
A very rare graphic
Outcome of your first decision -- circumstances of your birth and starting conditions
Node menu
Pick a mood.
Result of your mood
Statistics so far (the bar graph on the node menu)
Another typical infancy scenario
Moving on to another life stage (the hourglass on the node menu).
Stage summary
Moving on the the next stage -- childhood.
Players with sensitive dispositions can opt to skip these.
Where's the option for "faint"?
Whew!
Summarizing childhood.
Moving on to adolescence.
New nodes to visit -- education, romance, work and adventure.
Starting a romance.
Is it really that easy?
We take what we can get!
An "adventure"
An adolescent scenario...
... and its somewhat predictable outcome
Scripted event based on statistics.
Summarizing adolescence.
On to young adulthood!
More options yet! Banking, kids, major purchases...
Going to university.
If only it was laid out this cleanly in real life!
A university experience
Some of these experiences can have unexpected outcomes!
Interacting with the bank.
Attempting to purchase property.
Entering the rat race.
So many options, all equally... onerous.
Oh yes, let's spend some money!
Where's the Wii?
Romantic options to consider with your significant other.
Summarizing young adulthood
Let us proceed to adulthood!
An adult scenario
With adult consequences!
This romance stuff is tricky
Summarizing adulthood.
Next up: middle adulthood
The dating sims never prepared me for this!
Summarizing middle adulthood.
Last stop!
What's that new icon at the bottom?
Here's to a life well lived!

Alter Ego Screenshots

Commodore 64 version

Title
Name Entry
Personality Development Profile
If you choose to select your own personality, you are given a questionnaire to fill out
Choose any phrase of life to start off with
The user has selected "Infancy"
A situation is outlined
Decisions, decisions
Some decisions require you to select a mood in addition
Pick a node, any node
A bar graph shows how well you are progressing
The lines about your parent singing to baby are trivial, but true

Alter Ego Screenshots

DOS version

Title Screen [male]
Create your personality [male]
travel down the road of life [male]
The life of a teenager [male]
things could get interesting...[male]
let's review [male]
talking to a member of some band [female]
a shopping dilemma [female]
your role in the school play [female]