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Friday, August 10, 2001
New Screenshots of Simsville
9:27 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Courtesy of Electronic Arts, the official Simsville site has posted several screen shots showing both well-to-do neighborhoods and not-so-well-to-do neighborhoods, both generated in their upcoming neighborhood simulation title Simsville. The next game in the ever-popular Sims line, Simsville will, among other things, allow players to import characters directly from The Sims.

The first three screenshots listed show a nice, typical suburban neighborhood - so nice that it could almost be described as campy. Various multi-story houses are arranged in straight rows, each one having a neatly manicured lawn, complete with those alternating light/dark green stripes most people associate with 50's television shows. Families wash their cars, take strolls down the sidewalk, and even hang out at the local movie theater.

The next set of screenshots shows a slightly more seedy version of the nice neighborhood. Swimming pools, once filled with sparkling blue water, now lie stagnant and green. The houses are more drab and their lawns are an unhealthy brown, though oddly enough, they still have those crazy stripes. Replacing the movie theater from the is what appears to be a strip joint, complete with a cheezy neon sign. A bike gang can be seen roving the streets, and a heartfelt scene appears to be showing a cop beating down a presumed criminal.

For those thinking that Simsville would turn out to be just another SimCity, be sure to check out the screenshots. The level of humor and detail contained in them just might change your mind.

Simsville - New Screenshots

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