It’s always brought up when you talk about any entry to the Sims series – through its 14-year history, people have taken great joy in… well, murdering their little computer people.
Ryan Vaughan, producer for The Sims 4, is acutely aware of this. “One of the things people always ask for is new ways to kill their Sims,” he laughed.
So that’s just what The Sims 4 introduces. The increased focus on the emotional states of your characters means there are more ways for them to pass away, like laughing themselves to death after a housemate sets a cupcake machine on fire, or getting so angry they pop their clogs on the spot.
“We didn’t just want to make a brand new way [to die]. We wanted to tie it to the core new simulation experience, with emotions and personalities and things like that,” Vaughan told Digital Spy.
“It seemed to fit really well that you could embarrass your Sim to death, or you could have them be so hysterical that they laugh to death. You even have the ability now to push your Sim into such a deep rage that they’ll keel over and die from anger.
Via SimGuruTatertot (yum!)
The Last Venue of Amore has a lot of beautiful and exciting content, and we are about to start sharing them all! Remember that amazing window SimGuruCopeland mentioned the other week? Check out the fully re-colorable, two-story Amber Rose Cathedral Window!
Fansites & creators from around the world have announced their participation in The Sims 4 Creator’s Camp. The event takes place at EA Redwood from July 28th to August 1st, 2014, and players will get behind the scenes tours and hands on time withThe Sims 4.
Creators Camp is an international event, where EA invites top creators from around the world to participate in a week long event, allowing them to get a head start on creating custom content for the game. To give you an idea of how the event plays out, check out the coverage from VISO Games during the 2009 Sims 3 Creators Camp.
• SimFans.de (Germany)
• SimTimes.de (Germany)
• Alala Sims (Brazil)
• Sims Network (Netherlands)
• Sara De Moor (Belgium)
If you are attending this event, feel free to leave your website/blog/creations link below, and I will be sure to add you to the list.
Apologies for the delay folks! The last Caption Contest now has a winner! Congrats to IamBean for coming up with the winning caption on last week’s photo!
Please Note: Caption Contests will resume on August 8th
And for some reason, Nikolai is really into crafting furniture now.
— Grant Rodiek (@SimGuruGrant) July 24, 2014
Because you’re a passionate The Sims 2 player, we’re making The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection available free of charge to download to your Origin library. To add the game, just follow these steps:
- Start by downloading and installing Origin. If you already have Origin you can skip to step 3.
- Not an Origin member? Create a free Origin Account to get in the game.
- Launch Origin and log into your Origin Account.
- From the ‘Games’ tab in the Origin menu, select ‘Redeem Product Code’ and enter the code
If you’re already an Origin member, you can also redeem your code online. Just visit the Origin code redemption page and log in to your Origin Account. Then enter I-LOVE-THE-SIMS in the ‘Product Code’ field.
Log into Origin and download and play the game any time you want .
Thanks for being a passionate The Sims fan, and enjoy your copy of The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection.
This code will available for redemption until July 31st, 2014 at 10AM PDT.
Hi Simmers! I am here to tell you more about the vibrant worlds where you and your Sims will be creating your own unique stories in The Sims 4.
We start out in Willow Creek which is very green, bountiful and should feel a little familiar to longtime fans. We wanted to pair Willow Creek with something completely different and that world is Oasis Springs. Oasis Springs packs a little visual punch with rocky landscaping, evoking those fond memories for players of Lunar Lakes and Lucky Palms. You’ll find it’s not just the landscapes that are distinct, even the home styles are unique to each world.