I was going to write about modeling hacks for you guys to download but then I checked my email box and found answers to questions that you guys had for a Sims 3 developer. The first few are questions that I had and the ones from you guys are attributed to the asker.
I want to thank all of you who took the time to ask questions and to thank Grant Rodiek, Associate Producer for The Sims 3 for his answers.
What do you think is the biggest improvement that Sims 3 brings?
I’d say unique Sims, the neighborhood, and the creative tools.
With …read more
Can I talk about this now? I mean, it’s not a Sims event per se, but it is Will Wright related so I guess that counts.
I was asked to play with the new Creature Creator for Spore and enter into a contest to win $15,000 for my favorite charity.
The way the whole deal works is you go to SporeVote.com and view everyone’s creatures; there’s a short bio of everyone and a video of their creation.
Then, you vote on which creature you like best.
Simple as that.
I’m not sure when Avery will be up on the site but hopefully it …read more
I just realized that I haven’t done a formal introduction and that makes me look like a bit of a looser.
Hi. My name is Amy and that picture above this rambling mess is my family. Well, kind of. The animals and husband are right but my daughter is actually only 15 months old. However, I didn’t feel like dealing with a toddler Sim when I created this lovely family.
I’ve been playing The Sims since the original Sims and have all of the expansions…though I’m really not quite sure what happened to all of them.
Sims 2 was …read more
This really cool picture came from Mareen Fischinger. Go check out her Flickr site to see other nifty pictures.
I’m such a sucker for a pair of great Sims that have a great story to go with them.
Their story is a very simple tale of tragic romance: the two lived happily in London, during the year 1850. The young man by the name of Victor fell in love with his childhood friend, the innocent Victoria, and he proposed to her, preaching to her of his eternal love for her.
Don’t you love ‘em already?
If you want to get these love birds, head on over here. [There are more screenshots too.]
Did you know that The Sims was almost NOT made?
According to Will Wright, in his interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Sims “was referred to as “The Toilet game”. It was the game where you clean the toilet. We had a product review meeting at Maxis where we had to decide whether we’d publish this thing or not…and the executive said “No, let’s do [something else]”.”
Apparently Wright was one of the few people who realized just how great The Sims could be and because of that was one of the few who went to bat for the game.
Though Sims tested …read more