It’s no surprise that settings can be, and often are, important parts of a story told through a movie/book/show/whatever other fictional form. But so far, video games (or computer games, or digital games) have not been classified as fictional forms until very recently, and their status as ‘fictional forms’ has been neglected and even rejected.Continue reading “Storytelling through houses in The Sims 2 – Pleasantview (part 1)”
‘So, games can tell you all sorts of things,’ said Austin, pulling up the The Sims window. The Sims was really an archaic game, 21 years old by then, but Alaska knew that Austin always had a thing for old things. ‘So, the furniture catalog. All of your Sims have a panel of needs andContinue reading “Games, my man”
There’s few TS2 custom builds that went directly to my favourites. Let me present you one of them, possibly my favourite TS2 (or The Sims of all time!) custom build ever: the “Down on your luck hostel” by joandsarah77, uploaded to ModTheSims on April 22, 2013. One precious thing you’ll notice when you click theContinue reading ““Down on your luck” TS2 hostel”
My views have SO DROPPED lately, there’s barely anyone here! So, to start off the month right, I’ll post three screenshots from Mount Komorebi. Precisely three. However, I find them screenshots of high quality, as they gorgeously present the gorgeousness of Mount Komorebi and its snowy environs. I took them while sending the Ito familyContinue reading “Climbing Mount Komorebi – 3 screenshots”
I could progress to the Industrial Age now, but I’m choosing to stay in the Colonial Age for a bit. [Forge of Empires]
The main argument behind my dissertation is that games are empowering through the storytelling opportunities they provide. Tired of reading theory, which felt like spinning round and round in the same circles, I realised that it’s been a while since I told a story I wanted to tell. So I created this family – forContinue reading “New family! Political murals in Newcrest”
The hot tub becomes the epicentre of the suburban backyard in this 2011 The Sims 3 stuff pack.
A collage of The Sims 3 Mother Russia images, The Sims 4 Snowy Escape promo material, and archival images of exiles in Siberia (including one of Jozef Pilsudski).
City Living was the third expansion pack to The Sims 4, released back in 2016. I know this was a while ago, but I only recently started catching up with the Simmies. (More than) four years late, I finally got this one – it joined Eco Lifestyle, which I got in June, and last weekContinue reading “I got The Sims 4: City Living! Welcome Estera”
Amidst my dissertation research, I was searching for games that would have some sort of ideology or ideologically saturated education behind them. I was elated when I found this simple but satisfying game by Colestia, called Post/Capitalism. It is available to play for free at the indie games website itch.io. The goal of the gameContinue reading “Post/Capitalism: game by Colestia”