Interesting reading on the subject of The Sims 3 comes to us via Pyso this afternoon. It's "Alice and Kev," a blog run by someone named Robin Burkinshaw. Here's Robin's words to describe the project:
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.
For a collection of captioned screenshots of The Sims 3, it manages to be a fascinating take on the ridiculously popular PC game. The homeless duo keep looking for beds, fall asleep on the street, and manage to get hauled off for staying out after curfew. Here's the text portion of one entry to give you a better idea:
Kev has come up with a new trick. He’s started to sneak up on Alice and scare her. I sent her off to the school playground to get away from Kev, and after napping on the bench, she had to stop and have a cry again. Then she crawled up into the climbing frame to hang out. She finds just sitting up there a little bit of a thrill, which is helping to reduce her stress. But she’s been staying out past curfew, and now the police have come to round her up. I’m not sure what the wrench is for.
Two things. First, there's a curfew in The Sims 3? What kind of weird-ass police state are they running over there? Second, if you want to read more, check out the blog.