Forget “Oregon Trail” and “Pac-Man“, if you were a kid circa the year 2000, your game of choice was quite likely “The Sims” (or if you were an ’80s/’90s kid, maybe you remember the game’s predecessor “SimCity“).
But while you might be holding on to a different decade, your beloved characters are not. Time to brush up on your life skills because “The Sims” is coming to your smartphone.
The Sims Mobile is currently available in Brazil, but the rest of the world will see it soon on iOS and Android. Just like the computer version, you can create characters, build homes, socialize, earn rewards and develop new relationships. Check out the trailer below:
There aren’t many more details about the game available right now, but it appears to be be based on The Sims 4 “legacy challenge,” where users build and maintain a family across generations. When your Sims accomplish career goals and retire, they unlock hobbies and careers for future generations.
According to The Verge, the game will be free to play and include social elements, letting you become virtual friends with your real besties!
SimsCommunity says the game even comes complete with a new soundtrack, instead of relying on sound effects, and the careers are “active,” meaning if you’re a barista, you’ll need to keep a close eye on your customers. (No word yet on if you’ll be required to make a Unicorn drink.)
Now, The Sims creators did try their hand at mobile gaming before with The Sims Freeplay, and even a Facebook game called The Sims Social, but from the looks of the trailer, this new game will be closer to the computer version, which is still quite popular.
Earlier this month, Electronic Arts said The Sims 4 is actually the most successful of the series, so it’s no surprise the mobile game is going to be based on that version. If you just can’t wait to find out more about the new mobile release, you can sign up to receive updates.