|The Sims Mobile|
|Logo of The Sims Mobile|
|Developer(s)||Firemonkeys Studios (2019-present)|
EA Mobile (2018-2019)
|Release date(s)||November 21, 2017 (Australia, Spain and Brazil)
March 6, 2018 (Worldwide)
|System requirements||iOS 9.0 or later|
Android 4.1 or later
The Sims Mobile is a free-to-play iOS and Android mobile game from Firemonkeys Studios. The game was soft announced in an online trailer and was released worldwide on March 6, 2018, after being soft launched in Australia, Brazil and Spain for three months. The game was originally meant to be released worldwide on November 21, 2017, but was delayed to spring 2018.
The game has been met with mixed reviews. It has been recognized as offering a closer experience to the PC series of the game, its gameplay being focused on telling stories through Sim's actions. However, other players found the gameplay boring and lacking in quality and storyline, especially when compared to The Sims FreePlay.
Express your creativity as you customize your Sims’ distinct appearances and unique personalities, giving them traits and having fun with fashion and hairstyles. Effortlessly build your Sims the perfect home, choosing favorite designs and décor, with more detail than ever before on mobile. Experience the rich and entertaining moments of your Sims’ lives as they accomplish career goals, pursue hobbies, develop relationships, and improve their Lifestyle. Party with friends, socialize around town, attend special events, and give Stickers to your favorite Sims. What stories will you tell?
CREATE UNIQUE SIMS – Customize Sims’ appearances, hairstyles, outfits, makeup, and accessories. From nose to toes, there are endless possibilities! Then put together an unforgettable wardrobe when you team up with Izzy Fabulous in the Fashion Shop. Choose personality traits for each Sim, like Active or Musical, and add more as your Sims gain life experience.
BUILD THE PERFECT HOME – Design your Sims a home where they can experience all that life has to offer. Effortlessly personalize home layouts and designs, selecting from a variety of furniture, appliances, decorations, and even themed collections. Then take your Sims out to discover awesome, customizable venues like a fashion studio, Restaurant, and nightclub.
SHAPE YOUR SIMS’ LIFESTYLE – Guide the stories of your Sims’ lives from careers and hobbies to relationships and families. Pick exciting careers like Fashion Designer and Doctor, and hobbies like Cooking and Guitar playing. Have friendly and romantic relationships with other Sims and take Risky Actions like trying for a kiss or inventing an experimental recipe. Start a family and create a path for future generations by passing down powerful Heirlooms.
PLAY TOGETHER – Host and attend parties with other Sims where you can socialize and earn rewards. Show off your amazing house, develop romantic relationships, and even decide to move in with other people’s Sims. Join special daily events like Speed Dating in the Park or the Market Square Music Festival. Plus, meet other players’ Sims at parties or around town and use Stickers to let them know if they’re Cute, Hot, or Fabulous!
There are endless ways to connect when you craft big and small moments for your Sims, and see where life takes them in The Sims Mobile!
In The Sims Mobile, players are able to create unique Sims with the in-game character creator (Create-a-Sim), build houses, start families and control the lives of their Sims. The game introduces multiplayer elements, as players can 'interact with other players' Sims by attending their parties, tapping on an NPC (non-playable character), or rating their Sims as through a sticker system.
Similarly to previous mobile games in The Sims franchise, energy is used when players take actions with their Sims. Energy can be restored through SimCash, which is earned through in-game quests and micro-transactions. SimCash can also be used to purchase certain premium clothing and furniture options in the game.
Unlike its predecessor The Sims FreePlay, The Sims Mobile offers a closer experience to the PC series of games. There is a focus on telling stories through Sim's actions, chosen by the player as their Sims go through their career or make relationships. As Sims play through these stories, they are able to level up and unlock new cutscenes. Advancing stories may also unlock new furniture or clothing items.
On May 9, 2017, the game was available for testing on the App Store and Google Play in Brazil. On March 6, 2018, The Sims Mobile was launched worldwide, but Hong Kong, Mainland China and other parts of Asia are still not open for download.
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