January 20, 2019
Archives  News  The Sims House Party Q&A  

Tuesday, February 20, 2001

Click to enlarge
The Sims House Party Q&A
9:46 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

The Adrenaline Vault has posted a quick new interview with Tim Le
Tourneau, producer for The Sims House Party, the second add-on for
the extemely popular original. While this pack will add new characters and
objects, their main focus this time around is getting your Sims to interact
with each other in large groups. Many new objects will be in place to support this idea, and
anytime you have more than five Sims in one place, it's a party! Here's a
clip from the Q&A with more:

What are some of the new objects and what can be done with them?

One of my personal favorites is the campfire. It is the first object that
allows eight Sims to interact together -- roasting marshmallows and singing
songs and even telling ghost stories. I am also partial to that big cake. It
is... very entertaining.

As with any good party music seems to be a critical part of the upcoming
expansion. Tell us about the different kinds of music that will be
integrated into the game and how the Sims will react to them.

The Dance Floor and the DJ Booth are the new signature items. Five new music
styles and five new dance types will allow the player to create completely
different moods. Put them together with the Costume Trunk and you can get
everyone in the house ready to party. It is amazing when you have a
full-blown disco scene laid out in front of you.

The hollow cake sure does add an interesting twist to a Sims party... Head
over to Avault to check out the rest of the interview. House Party is
expected to be released for the PC in a couple of months. There is still no
word on a Mac version from Aspyr, but we'll bring you any news we get about

On a related note, Stratics Central has recently chatted with the man
behind the entire Sims phenomenon, Will Wright. While there aren't many game-
specific details given, it does cover his start and general philosophy towards
games. Head over now to give it a look.

Avault House Party Q&A
Stratics Interview with Will Wright
Aspyr Media
Westlake Interactive
The Sims
Buy The Sims

Other Mac Games News for Tuesday, February 20, 2001

Monkey Byte Revamps Site3:44 PM
SiN 1.1.2 Patch Released3:17 PM
Simon the Sorcerer II Available2:50 PM
MacNN Previews Alice12:52 PM
Party on the HMS Freeverse, Win Scanner12:26 PM
Red Faction Interview, Preview10:43 AM
Heroes III Complete Review, Giveaway10:33 AM
DS9: The Fallen Gold Soon10:12 AM
Update on Mac Q3A 127g10:01 AM
• The Sims House Party Q&A9:46 AM
View all of the Mac games news for Tuesday, February 20, 2001 on one page

Mac Games News for Monday, February 19, 2001

Duane Johnson Joins MacPlay/Mumbo Jumbo2:07 PM
Mac DS9: The Fallen Status Update1:14 PM
Rob Bartel Interview on NWN10:46 AM
GLTron Updated to 0.610:01 AM
Q3:TA Map Pack Update9:12 AM
Fly! 2 Preview9:02 AM
Blizzard Interviews8:58 AM
Shadowbane Beta Update8:53 AM
View all of the Mac games news for Monday, February 19, 2001 on one page

Recent Mac Games News

Friday, February 16, 2001
Thursday, February 15, 2001
Wednesday, February 14, 2001
Tuesday, February 13, 2001
Monday, February 12, 2001

Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.

Archives  News  The Sims House Party Q&A