A Captivating History Of The Sims Franchise – The Original “Virtual Dollhouse” (VIDEO)


The Sims 4 finally released for consoles yesterday as well as the brand new pets expansion for PC. That’s why one gaming news site decided to create a video to take us all on an amazing journey through the history of The Sims, which can be seen farther below.

The captivating video shows how Will Wright’s idea for a “virtual dollhouse” came to be and has continued to become one of the best selling series of all time. The idea was a complete original and even a little misunderstood in the gaming world back then, but even so everyone fell in love with the simulation games. With The Sims titles, players could control the lives of their virtual families and set whatever goals they wanted for the game.


Most players used the games as a way to escape the real world in a place where they could be whatever they wanted. They could live out the fantasy of being able to own and design extravagant houses or just cause a lot of havoc in the most hilarious ways. The road to creating this gem of a game though, was a long one and Wright took a lot of steps and inspiration that eventually led to the Sims games we know today. The video follows Wright’s story from his very first game, Raid on Bungeling Bay, all the way up to the present. It shows the struggles and real life inspirations that culminated in the games players know and love.

What did you think of the history of The Sims? Which game in the franchise is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below and then make sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter to stay updated on all the hottest gaming and pop culture news 24/7!

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