the sims


Lessons from The Sims

Posted by Cha

As I mentioned previously, I haven't played a Sims game in many years. Things have apparently increased in complexity since I played the original game. The Sims 3 has spawned some interesting ideas, and I've been curious to see how different people describe their experiences with the game.

Alice and Kev is an experiment about homelessness in The Sims 3, courtesy of games design student Robin Burkinshaw. The blog follows the lives of the angry and meanspirited Kev and his insecure daughter Alice.

From the introduction:

I created two Sims, moved them in to a place made to look like an abandoned park, removed all of their remaining money, and then attempted to help them survive without taking any of the game's unrealistically easy cash routes.