If you love The Sims, get ready to see the ultimate competition on our screens next week.
Electronic Arts has announced that The Sims is entering the world of reality competition shows. Think Top Chef meets the ledges.
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The Sims Spark’d is a brand new competition show in which 12 participants fight for a price of $ 100,000.
Players must participate in skills and elimination challenges in The Sims 4 while creating the “most unique characters, worlds, and stories”.
Lyndsay Pearson, executive producer of The Sims, said: “What has always been special about The Sims is the community and how much our players connect to celebrate, share, collaborate and show the things they do were able to make or share their stories. “
Pearson is an avowed reality TV fan who compared Sims Spark to shows like Top Chef and Project Runway. “It is beneficial to integrate something that previously felt unreachable into something that is as accessible as a TV show.”
Who are the judges and candidates?
Participants will be judged by a number of prominent jurors, including Buzzfeed / Youtube personality Kelsey Impicciche, game developer Dave Miotke and singer-songwriter Tayla Parx. The show is hosted by American Idol finalist Rayvon Owen.
Participants will remain a mystery until the premiere of the show, but they will include “well-known online personalities who each specialize in their own element of the Sims gameplay”. Some are best at building structures, telling others stories, creating characters, or building relationships. If each participant brings their own creative flair to the Sims, this should lead to interesting combined content.
Where can we see the Sims Spark’d?
This four episode series begins on July 17th and the episodes will air on TBS on Fridays and Saturdays. The online version will be available on Buzzfeed’s multiplayer YouTube channel the following Monday.
Take part in in-game challenges at home
Matching the show, The Sims 4 offers a number of in-game challenges associated with the show so people can get involved at home. This aims to bring new people into the Sims who may not have played before and to offer something new to existing fans.
Pearson compared this element of the show to something she does when she sees shows like Cupcake Wars. “I particularly watch back shows and I love that I like in many of them:” I can make a biscuit. We worked towards that. The in-game challenges are props to trigger this creative moment. “
Pearson also promises that this show “doesn’t just watch someone on the computer”. She says the producers have found a way to show the creative side of the game in an entertaining way.
What do you think about the new Sims Reality TV Show? Will you tune in to see or take part in the challenges in the game? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.