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Wednesday, February 2, 2005

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The Sims 2 Hits Alpha
10:10 AM | Ben Edwards | Comment on this story

Aspyr has posted on their project status web page that the Mac port of the popular PC game, The Sims 2, has reached alpha status. The game, due out in May, offers new options over the original Sims, including control over inheritance of traits across many generations.

The first game in the series, The Sims, offered a new take on an old idea, allowing the player to build a house and a family, rather than managing an entire city, as the Sim series has in the past. The Sims 2 offers an engrossing alternative to the increasingly common "kill everything in sight" genre.

From Aspyr's minisite:

With the introduction of genetics, you can control your sims over a lifetime and pass their sims’ DNA down from one generation to the next. The sims evolve by genetically passing on physical and personality traits. Create and play your own virtual sitcom by choosing one of five different aspirations – Popularity, Fortune, Family, Knowledge, and Romance. These aspirations in life cause your sims to have wants and fears.
Check out Aspyr's official website for more information, and keep checking IMG for more news about The Sims 2 as it grows nearer to completion.

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