Thursday, June 25, 2009
Alice and Kev
I've broken down and bought Sims 3, the first Sims game I've ever played. And the reason is entirely this blog, the story of Alice and Kev. Here's the premise, excerpted directly from the site:
"Welcome to the tale of Alice and Kev.
This is an experiment in playing a homeless family in The Sims 3. 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 job promotions or easy cash routes. It’s based on the old ‘poverty challenge’ idea from The Sims 2, but it turned out to be a lot more interesting with The Sims 3’s living neighborhood features.
I have attempted to tell my experiences with the minimum of embellishment. Everything I describe in here is something that happened in the game. What’s more, a surprising amount of the interesting things in this story were generated by just letting go and watching the Sims’ free will and personality traits take over."
The characters I've created to play this game with aren't quite as fabulous, but I'm only just getting started.