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For many neurodiverse people, ‘The Sims’ has been a lifelong comfort – CNN

Sunday, 21 August, 2022

For many neurodiverse people, ‘The Sims’ has been a lifelong comfort – CNN

A screenshot from "The Sims 4."

 
ife would be much more simple with a few directions. A status bar, for instance, to remind you to take care of yourself. Perhaps a few clues about other people's intentions. Oh, and it wouldn't hurt to have a place to experiment with it all, free from real-world consequences and the awkwardness of choices gone wrong.

Pixel by pixel, life-simulation game "The Sims" has been providing that experience for more than 20 years. Since its first release in 2000, "The Sims" has become one of the best-selling PC games in the world. Time has not dulled its shine, either.

"Sims" creators on Twitch and YouTube put the game through its paces, building complex houses and trying absurd challenges like having as many babies as possible or subjecting their Sims to Kafka-esque psychological tortures (all in good fun, of course). Some pioneering "Sims" creators even role play on Instagram, displaying picture-perfect Sim lives for their other Sim friends to praise and envy.

Read more at: https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/18/us/sims-autism-adhd-video-games-community-wellness-cec/index.html

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