Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Alice and Kev

I stumbled upon this blog today, and I've already read all the entries. Robin Burkinshaw decided to create two homeless characters in the Sims 3 and see where things went with them. Alice and Kev's story is told through a wonderful use of screenshots and text. Alice is basically a nice girl who is unfortunate enough to be too young to permanently leave her "home" (a small park) - if she tries to stay out past curfew, she risks getting taken back to the park by the police. Kev, her father, is insane, quick to anger, and king of inappropriate behavior.

Their story is at times very funny and very sad. I find it particularly interesting when Burkinshaw lets the characters' AI take over and some unexpected things happen. I can't wait to find out what happens next in Kev and Alice's story - it's like reality TV, only without any uncomfortable feelings of sympathetic embarrassment.

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