Here to kick off SimsVIP’s October Community Spotlight is Sims 4 Storyteller and YouTuber Koffee! In a brief introduction below, Koffee gives readers a chance to learn a bit more about her work in the community. Take it away Koffee!
Hi! My name is Khloé and I make videos as Koffee on youtube. I live in Utah with my husband and 2 adorable cats, and I turned 25 this year! Thank you to SimsVIP for making me October’s Community spotlight, October is one of my favorite months because I love fall colors, cool weather, and pumpkin everything.
I was originally inspired by other members in the community to start making my own Sims videos, and right from my first challenge, I knew it would grow into something that I would love. Little did I know just how many people I could inspire and move with my videos, the feedback from my fans defies any expectation and I am constantly surprised at how loving the Sims community can be. It would be hard not to be encouraged by such a great following, I’ve made a lot of friends and I am truly proud.
I was first introduced to The Sims 2 by my good friend Lindsay when we were 13. We played on her PS2, and I fell in love hard. The Sims 2 was not the prettiest game but it was so exciting to create stories with it and discover everything it had to offer; we spent way too much time playing! Interesting note: One of my first experiences with my husband (then classmate) was an after school get-together for a school project. What was supposed to be a productive afternoon turned into us playing The Sims 2 co-op for many hours 😀 I made him a believer too.
After High School I was going to University in Utah and I was in a long distance relationship with my husband (then boyfriend). I was dealing with a lot of stresses from home coupled with schoolwork, and I was having a really hard time. When The Sims 3 released I was blown away at how the series progressed. Some of my most favorite video gaming experiences came from The Sims 3 and, like before, I just couldn’t get enough of the game. For the first time I felt like this was an actual simulation that seemed to have the depth necessary for real people to play in. I spent hundreds of hours playing, and the game really helped me work through a lot of my stresses. This is about the time I first found that there was a burgeoning community online of people putting up how-to’s and tricks for the Sims. Soon after, I became engrossed with following youtubers and their Sims LPs and getting more and more involved with various Sims challenges.
I was first inspired by let’s players like Sims3Simbiote and LifeSimmer to create stories with real background and characters using the Sims. I was in a place where I was trying to figure my life out and I wanted to prove that I could make beautiful videos just the same. Admittedly, my first videos feel like absolute garbage compared to my newer content, but that’s how these things often go <3 I got my first challenge idea from modthesims.info and so my first ever youtube series was the Opposite Princess challenge. I wrote some small backstory and had a few simple rules to start out with. I had an amazing time playing through it, and once I was done I was hooked. The rest is pretty much history 😀