There is even online dating for your single Sims to find mates. The Sims is a life simulation game series that was developed by Maxis and The Sims Studio and published by Electronic Arts.The game uses dimetric projection and features open-ended simulation of the daily activities of one or more virtual persons ("Sims") in a suburban area near Sim City.Seven expansion packs and two bonafide deluxe editions with exclusive content have been released for this game.All of these releases constitute the second generation of the main series.The Sims Studio was created in 2006, and between then and 2008 the development of the franchise was slowly handed over to the new studio from Maxis, with the former studio now focusing its resources on its next project—Spore.The original game, all seven expansion packs, and the two exclusive deluxe edition content packs constitute the first generation of the series on the PC.All PC releases in this generation were developed by Maxis.
Consequently, the level of the aspiration meter determines the effectiveness of a Sim at completing tasks.The game also introduces a new form of directed gameplay through small, step-wise goals presented as opportunities which the player may choose to pursue or refuse.The Sims 3 sold 1.4 million copies in the first week, making it the largest release in PC gaming history at the time.The player creates virtual people called "Sims" and places them in houses and helps direct their moods and satisfy their desires.
Players can either place their Sims in pre-constructed homes or build them themselves.
The Sims 2 is set some 25 years after the original game.