The Sims FreePlay

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The Sims FreePlay
The sims freeplay icon.jpg
Developer(s) EA Mobile
Firemonkeys Studios
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series The Sims
Platform(s) iOS, Android, BlackBerry 10, Fire OS, WebOS, Windows Phone
Release

iOS: December 15, 2011

Android: February 15, 2012

Blackberry 10: July 31, 2013

Windows Phone 8: September 12, 2013 (Discontinued)
Genre(s) Life simulation, Social simulation
Mode(s) Single-player

The Sims FreePlay is a strategic life simulation game developed by EA Mobile and later with Firemonkeys Studios. It is a free version of The Sims for mobile devices; it was released for iOS in December 15, 2011,[1] released for Android in February 15, 2012,[2] released for BlackBerry 10 in July 31, 2013, and released for Windows Phone 8 in September 12, 2013. The game was released for Fire OS in October 2012.

Gameplay

In The Sims FreePlay, players "build" and design houses and customize and create (a maximum of 34) virtual people called Sims. Players can control their Sims to satisfy their wishes, and let them complete different kinds of actions to gain Simoleons, Lifestyle Points, and Social Points (all three currencies in the game). The game runs in real-time, and takes real time to complete actions.[3] All actions must be instructed by players, unlike in the Windows version, where Sims have some degree of autonomy. Players can progress through 55 levels to unlock content (such as furniture for the Sims’ houses) that can be purchased with the virtual currencies previously mentioned. Families of Sims can have children, provided there is one adult; there is a limit on the amount of allowable couples[citation needed] due to a limit on the people in the player's town. However, if the player buys items from the online store, they become a VIP that will allow them to increase the number of Sims they can have in their town. In the game, there are "quests" that players are required to complete, as well as optional quests ("discovery quests") that they may choose to pursue. Sims must bake a cake to age, until completion of a certain quota of discovery quests. To make, a cake takes 24 hours and costs 5 Lifestyle Points.

Updates

The game is regularly updated with new content,[4] and has many events and competitions announced at FreePlay's official Facebook page. Updates commonly include elements from various expansion packs and stuff packs from the main series.[citation needed]

As of April 2017, Windows Phones no longer receive updates from the game.[5]

In June 2018, pregnancy and baby showers were added to the game.[6] It was said that fans had requested the feature be added to the game ever since FreePlay launched. Before this update, Sims had to marry for an option to be given to add a baby to the family.[7]

On October 15, 2018, augmented reality multiplayer was added.[8]

References

  1. ^ "EA shows mobile and social games for winter fun, from Battlefield 3 Aftershock to a new Tetris | GamesBeat". venturebeat.com. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  2. ^ Gunther, Cory (2012-02-15). "EA's The Sims FreePlay available today on Android". Android Community. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  3. ^ "INTERVIEW: Iron Monkey talk about The Sims going free on iOS | Trade Media". Trade Media. 2011-12-19. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  4. ^ "Sims Mobile Producer Talks Multiplayer Element, Live Events, Content Roadmap". Player.One. 2018-02-01. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  5. ^ "EA kills updates for The Sims FreePlay on Windows Phone". Windows Central. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  6. ^ "'The Sims Freeplay' Adds Pregnancy Allowing You to Plan a Baby Shower and More in Your Sim's Pregnancy Story". TouchArcade. 2018-06-22. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  7. ^ "Why it took seven years for a Sims game to add pregnancy gameplay". The Verge. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  8. ^ Fogel, Stefanie (2018-10-15). "Latest 'The Sims Freeplay' Update Adds Augmented Reality Feature". Variety. Retrieved 2018-10-16.

External links

  • Official website
  • The Sims FreePlay on Facebook
  • Download on Google Play at {https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.games.simsfreeplay_row&hl=en_GB}

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