From Movie Watcher to Oscar Worthy Director

May 22, 2009 20:04 PM
Grant Rodiek, Assistant Producer
The Sims has always had an incredible community of movie makers. A quick Google search will return…

The Great The Sims 3 Facial Hair Competition

April 26, 2009 18:30 PM
Grant Rodiek, Assistant Producer
Game development is a labor of love. We’re working really long hours to finish The Sims 3… However, long hours lead to us…not shaving.

Artificial Intelligence in The Sims 3

March 26, 2009 16:00 PM
Richard Evans, Senior AI Engineer
Hello everyone! My name is Richard. I’m the AI lead on Sims 3, and I’ve been busy working on the Sims’ free-will – what they decide to do when you leave them to their own devices.

Collecting in The Sims 3

February 27, 2009 20:33 PM
Eric Holmberg-Weidler, Game Designer
We’ve added a plethora of items to grow, catch, and create that translate into skills for your Sims. Two examples of this…

Build and Buy Mode Developer Blog

January 16, 2009 17:00 PM
Feisal Maroof, Assistant Producer
This developer blog is about Build and Buy, or B/B, as we often call it on the team...

Creator's Camp Intro Blog

January 15, 2009 16:00 PM
Andrea Wendland, Community Team Manager
, I’m happy to officially announce the “The Sims 3 Creator’s Camp” which is happening here at our studio this week.


December 20, 2008 17:00 PM
Grant Rodiek, Assistant Producer
We’ve written about Traits, the town, and creating unique Sims, which are just tools that feed the storyteller’s appetite…

Who are the Sims of Sunset Valley?

December 11, 2008 17:00 PM
Jennie Hozman, Sim Designer
“When brainstorming about who the Sims in Sunset Valley would be -- their back stories, traits, relationships, careers, and appearance -- some of the things we considered were…”

Careers and Opportunities

November 16, 2008 16:00 PM
Ray Mazza, Game Designer
When it comes to careers, you frequently hear this advice, “Do what you love, and love what you do.”

Community Features Blog

November 13, 2008 14:00 PM
Adam Siegel, Web Producer
My name is Adam and I am a producer in The Sims Internet Group. We are busy developing the community website for The Sims 3 game...

Town Blog

October 09, 2008 19:00 PM
JoAnna Lio, Associate Producer
town sits in a cozy cove that has everything from a beach and rocky coastline to mountains and farm land.

Create a Style

October 07, 2008 00:54 AM
Jennifer Lane, Associate Producer
My name is Jenn, and I’m a producer on The Sims 3. It’s always fun to talk about the game with players and today I’m going to tell you all about one of my favorite new features in The Sims 3—Create a Style!

I think I am going to call him Wolfgang

September 12, 2008 05:11 AM
Rod Humble, Head of Studio
As we develop The Sims 3, I have to say that playing with the new Create A Sim completely captures my attention!

Wishes and Lifetime Happiness

September 12, 2008 17:00 PM
Lyndsay Pearson, Associate Producer
Greetings , Simmers! You may remember me from The Sims 2 Expansion chats and posts. I now work on The Sims 3, and today I'm going to tell you all about Wishes and Lifetime Happiness in The Sims 3.

Hello from The Sims 3 team!

August 13, 2008 01:11 AM
Ben Bell, Executive Producer
This is the first installment of a regular blog in which you’ll hear from developers about what we’re creating, how we’re building it, and other random stories about life.