Oliver Emberton has written a video game strategy guide for real life. It's mostly common sense: you need to eat, sleep, and manage your time wisely lest you regret it. But by recasting such wisdom for those familiar with video games, Emberton has managed to create a remarkably concise, sensical guide for a new generation of players.

Gems include childhood:

"The first 15 years or so of life are just tutorial missions, which suck. There's no way to skip these."

And willpower:

"If your state gets too low in one area, your body will disobey your own instructions until your needs are met. Try studying when you're exhausted and hungry, and watch your concentration switch to Twitter."

But the primary lesson is this:

"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."

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