Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Coffee Makin' Robot

via Topless Robot


I don't know who to credit, but this image has been making the rounds. We're next on the rounds.

Homeless Life In Sims 3

Meet Alice and Kev, two Sims involved in a sort of simulated social experiment, what's it like to grow-up homeless in Sims 3?
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 first post on their simulated life is here.

The most, well, heartbreaking part of the story is here.