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Tuesday, January 30, 2001
The Sims House Party Preview
2:52 PM | Lucian Fong | Comment on this story

With over 3 million copies sold on the PC, and numerous Game of the Year Awards to their credit, The Sims team at Maxis just keeps plugging away. GameSpot sat down with Maxis producer Tim LeTourneau to talk about House Party, the newly-announced expansion pack for The Sims. Here, Tim explains what House Party is all about, and mentions that items that allow many Sims to interact will debut in the expansion pack:

GameSpot: Livin' Large introduced household items--such as the telescope and the voodoo doll--that could cause events that affected Sims' lives in strange new ways. What kind of new, event-causing items will House Party have?

Tim LeTourneau: House Party is really about parties and socializing, and the objects are intended to create new gameplay around group dynamics. The campfire, for example, allows for the first time up to eight sims to interact in a single activity. While there will definitely be unexpected and entertaining circumstances to your actions, they will mostly be centered on the social aspects of several sims interacting with one another.

House Party hasn't been announced for the Mac yet, but if Aspyr Media is pleased with the sales of The Sims and Livin' Large, we may be seeing House Party shortly after the PC version. Check our other Sims news item today for details about the future of this series.

House Party Preview at GameSpot

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