InstLife Acquisition

Hi All,

We’re guessing you have seen the news that InstLife has been acquired and that we’ll no longer be working on the game.

We would like to thank every one of you who has played InstLife over the past two years starting from our small beginning on Google Play early access. We’ve enjoyed the interaction we have had with you on our social channels and the relationship we have built with our extremely loyal and passionate fanbase.

Over the past two years, the game has grown way beyond our expectations and as time has gone on, we’ve been finding it more and more difficult to keep up with the demands of the fanbase, alongside working our full-time jobs. We’ve always tried to release fun updates every fortnight and as you may have noticed these have been below the standard we would have liked.

We are extremely proud of what we have achieved, especially being part of the surge in text-based life simulator games. It’s now an extremely healthy genre on mobile devices and we hope you continue to enjoy these games as much as we will.

We would like you to show the same energy, love and support to the new owners of InstLife, Candywriter, who are otherwise known as the creators of BitLife. Candywriter’s dedication will enable them to create a ‘Super Life Simulator’ which we can’t wait to play and we wish them all the best for the future.

We hope you understand our reasoning for agreeing to the acquisition of InstLife and we hope to see you around enjoying our next projects, which are yet to be announced.

Jon & Dan
InstCoffee

Comments

  • Heavyachingfeet

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I absolutely love Instlife, and would like to thankn you for making it. I sincerely hope however this will not mean further commercialisation of the game. The simple charm is exactly what drew me to instlife over bitlife. Though your work will be sorely missed i still wish you the best with your upcoming futures as i’m sure it will hold great things.

  • Lynn

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Will we still be able to play the game or are shutting the whole game down

  • Heavyachingfeet

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Alright i just saw the announcement on Bitlife’s twitter they plan to merge the games. I really really hope they change their minds on this. If Instlife players wanted to play Bitlife they would

  • Anonymous

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Damnit microtransactions lets go

  • PFeather7

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    will the game be fully shut down or can u still be able to play it?

  • Mikayla Jackson

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Wow… Its been a long ride.. InstLife got me through some hard times, man. Thank you for making this game and inspiring so many new ones. I hope we can see more games from you soon. Just know that you’re both loved!

  • Mike

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Well this sounds cool. I have played both. I look forward to seeing the merger. Hopefully some of the best features of each will be combined.

    Also, what microtransactions do y’all keep complaining about? BitLife has exactly ONE, entirely optional, microtransaction – remove ads and access breeder pet stores for $2. The game is playable, if annoying with ads, and you have access to shelter animals even without the payment. Beyond that? no MTs. No “special currency” that you have to pay for.

  • TheREALEST

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    It’s been fun y’all
    Your game will always hold a special place in my heart, and I look forward to seeing more games by Instcoffee.
    Good luck on your next endeavor

  • Anonymous

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Fuck you and fuck Bitflife. Sellouts.

  • Anonymous

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Fuck you and fuck Bitlife. Sellouts.

  • Anonymous

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I can’t believe this guys. Leaving the game as it is would have been better than letting Candywriter fill it with microtransactions.

  • Chryssta

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    So long and thanks for all the fish. 💜

    Also, I’ll be avoiding the BitLife bastard child of InstLife. This is nothing against you, but says everything about them.

    Good luck in your future endeavors.

  • Dre Grant

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Glad to have been part of the journey with each update!

  • Sad Dad

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Ripperoni

  • Russell

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I’ve been playing this game for a long time I remember being one of the only people commenting here I hope the merge will be more instlife thank you

  • McHuffin

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    All these comments lol. Bitlife doesn’t have microtransactions. What makes you think they are going to add them in now. Lol

  • 😭😭SAD

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Mann I just want to cry like why did you do this but I guess we don’t all get what we want 😭😭I wish y’all could still update the app but I guess y’all just didn’t love your app enough 😭😭😭😭😭

  • Annie

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you jon and dan for creating a game we never thought we needed and making us happy throughout the past 2 years i wish the best future for the both of you!

  • Deborah Maddock

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Thanks for such dedication to a wonderfully unique game which I had such fun playing since the beginning and for listening to your gaming community. I wish you the best for the future and can’t wait to see what Instcoffee comes up with next.

  • Shania George

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    This is so stupid why are they merging them together God I dont really like candywriter anymore fuck them

  • Kim W

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    All the best for the future guys, sad to hear about this as I’ve been playing from pretty much the start but reading your message I can understand why you have chosen to move on. Thanks for all the crazy injuries, weird events and choices you have given us over the years! X

  • Denny

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Seriously People, instead of saying things like sellouts or complaining let’s wish these creators the best of luck. Unless we invested time and money into this game and are major shareholders, quit judging these hard working folks who work full time for some of your knit picky selfish demands. I say we will miss instalife. Every thing that made it the fun game it was. That does not mean that we can act like little toddlers. Waaa my game is gone. May all the staff and developers at instcoffee be blessed and good luck with your future!

  • :(

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I get your point Denny but i think people are just going through the 5 stages of grief lol

  • Pay $1 to View This Comment

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    What are these Micro-transactions everyone is talking about? BitLife has only one micro-transaction. Bitizenship is $2.99 on Android and $4.99 on iOS, and it isn’t necessary to play the game. On Android it gets rid of ads and allows you to have more types of pets, and on iOS it does those and on top of that, lets you continue your family for infinite generations instead of just 2. There are also many more nice things that Bitizens get, but these things aren’t necessary to enjoy the game. Also, the UI of bitlife is so much easier to navigate (and works on every device, different from how the top buttons are cut off when you try to play InstLife on an iPhone X Series phone). So BitLife will not make the game have too many micro-transactions, so stop using that as an excuse for simply being angry at the InstLife devs and the BitLife devs.

  • Porter

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Good luck😢

  • Nana

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Im sooo sad you guys didn’t continue. I hope you got your money’s worth! Instlife help me up and was the most interesting thing ever. This is the saddest news all day but keep us posted with new games you make. To be honest instlife has always been better than bitlife. I hope you grow and flourish into something better!!

  • Rob

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I’ve been playing InstLife since early release on google. I wish the best to the game and the devs from here on out 🍻

  • Anonymous

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Hope, you made good decision

  • Kail McHugh

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I hope the game doesn’t shut down. Than khou for making this app. I have been looking for a life simulator that is really good and this is the best one. This is probably my favorite game in not just life sims. But in other game categories. I wish you wouldn’t go but good luck on your future endeavors. Thank you for making this game where we have many possibilities on what to do with our life. My hat is off to you.

  • Jumpy

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Rip my game like i been here since the start bruv rip

  • Kat

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I can’t even play Bitlife on my tablet because the buttons are cut off, and I have an Android. This sucks beyond measure and I will never play another Instcoffee game. You should be ashamed.

  • Jace

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    PLEASE tell me that you guys will be putting your own touch to it because I don’t like Bitlife’s setup and the ads. I really and truly love the game. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. ❤❤

  • ITS BEEN A BLAST

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I wish all the creators the best of there future and I played this game everyday and I know everyone loved this game I used to be excited about the new updates and im glad to see we came this far from a couple thousand to millions GOOD LUCK INSTLIFE CREATORS 💯

  • ITS BEEN A BLAST

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I wish all the creators the best of there future and I played this game everyday and I know everyone loved this game I used to be excited about the new updates and im glad to see we came this far from a couple thousand to millions GOOD LUCK INSTLIFE CREATORS

  • ITS BEEN A BLAST

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I wish all the creators the best of there future and I played this game everyday and I know everyone loved this game I used to be excited about the new content and im glad to see we came this far from a couple thousand to millions GOOD LUCK INSTLIFE CREATORS

  • COWARDS

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    FUCKING WOMP WOMP.

  • Anonymous

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Stop whining, if they didn’t think it was the best for their game they wouldn’t of done it, good luck InstCoffee

  • Lt.Ocelot

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Ad’s every 2 seconds, let’s go!

  • Tim

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I see this as an absolute win except for ads. Candywriter will be able to better the game for sure but candywriter also has many ads. Kinda stinks but more updates will be good for the game as a whole.

  • That Jackalope Guy

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Hey Dan and Jon,

    Thank you for the good times and the work you’ve done. Just know it hasn’t gone unappreciated, and we hope to see you do new projects soon.

    However, BitLife (the devs and fans) have been nothing but bullies who always kicked us when we were down. They’re the ones who flooded the app stores with false 1 star reviews to get us shut down. We never did that. Their devs called their fans cheap, lazy bastards for not wanting to pay a fee to not see ads. You guys never did that to us. They’ve done nothing positive for us, and knowing they won and have their dirty hands on something wholesome you built from the ground up – something they wouldn’t have without you, is the biggest insult to us in all of this. Even now that they’re modding the sub, their fans are berating us.

    With all that said, I’m wishing you the best with all of this and that there’s a way to bypass any new updates from BitLife touching the game.

  • An old friend 💓

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Guys. I would like to say thank you for being such a good company. Instlife was an amazing game and I’m sure it still is. I’ll miss the dev stream nights but I hope candywriter does well with the game
    Have a good rest of your life instcoffee guys, its been a good ride.

  • Anonymous

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    FUCKING SELLOUT CUNTS

  • Anonymous

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    WHY? DID YOU LOSE INTEREST?

  • Anonymous

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    ITS BULLSHIT TO PAY 2 DOLLARS TO REMOVE ADS IN THE FIRST PLACE

  • Anonymous

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    CUNTS I LOVED YOU GUYS WHY?

  • Anonymous

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Wish You All The Best

  • KasualHoaxer

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Oh my Gawd, my heart hurts, I really prefer playing instlife more than bitlife, I enjoy it more, and instlife is way more simpler but awesome than bitlife, whyyy!!??? (┛`д´)┛ This is like my past time go to game, I just hope u guys did the right thing, hope u have a good life ahead of u and thank u for creating the game in the first place (´-ι_-`)

  • Anonymous

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Don’t get me me wrong I lovery bitlife and I love instlife but I like having the option to choose which one I play life with instlife love that it should so real to life but then I love bitlife because of the wacky outcomes like being being hit by ur brothers and dieing

  • Trevor

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Alright I get why it was done but basically everything about how this game was set up is why I liked it more than bitlife. That app is so restricted compared to this one and now I’m just sad cause I know I won’t enjoy what they’re gonna do as much as what y’all were able to do. This is a brilliant game and I hope to play your next one.

  • Hme

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you for making this awesome game. You all did so well. Wishing you all a good luck in your future endeavours!

  • Louise

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I’m so depressed but it’s ayt. No cap but instlife is way better.

  • Anonymous

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you for such a great game! All your time and dedication.

  • Who cares

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    i would had rather wait longs updates than an abandoned game bitlife developers don’t plan on working the game fuck bitlife with they shitty game now my favorite game is dead fuck my life

  • Anonymous

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Bit Life is shite.

  • T

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Been following you guys since it was called Txtlife. Wish you all the best. I like both games but Bitlife started running poorly on my phone. I enjoyed how you could make albums on Instlife.

  • G

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    It’s so sad because, I really looked forward for the next update on instlife and.. I even fought with the citizens because of how they were disrespecting bitlife lol. But in respect you guys decision 😀 best life sim I’ve ever played <3 stillbthank you for your time and hardwork on this game, thank you for making us happy and always have fun updates coming for instlife :') I like bitlife too though haha I don't hate it . Anyways I'll miss the developers of instlife so much :'(( Goodbye.. Hopefully you guys make another unique life sim that's better than bit life lololol jk

  • Martín

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Hey, thanks for make this game. I’ve really enjoyed it these 2 years, my best wishes to you two!!

  • N

    June 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I’ve played both. To be honest I love how bitlife has all the real car names and interaction between family members. But not how they use dollar in every country or how they treat young lovers. Especially how the game support team seems like never reading any reviews.
    I don’t know if I should uninstall one of my favourite timekiller game or not.

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