The Sims Social has been a huge hit for gamers of single-player PC series to adapt it on Facebook by the EA Games. It’s the same gameplay of the known The Sims for PC only with an added of some layers on the top of the screen. You will still be building, decorating, looking out for your sim’s basic needs, interacting with object and also with other sims. This time, other sims or your so-called “neighbors” are your real Facebook friends. In this way, it is much more engaging that it can actually build relationships.
On the previous PC game The Sims, you control the whole family, but on The Sims Social you only control just one character. Just like the other sims, your sim needs to fulfill its need in order to be inspired. “Inspired” is the term used on the “The Sims Social” when your sim is satisfied or happy. Be sure that they eat, they are in proper hygiene, they go to the bathroom, and they sleep.
At the beginning of the game, you’ll have to customize your sim. You’ll have to set its name, select its outfits and provide its personality. Personality is important in the customization tool. This will be your basis on how you will let your sim live. These are the personalities available: Tycoon, Geek, Introvert, Rocker, Romantic, Socialite, and Creative.
Tycoons are those who love money more than anything else. These are much likely of people who love business. Geeks on the other hand are some sorts of people who love sci-fi and such. Introverts are more likely to be found in deep thought than in deep conversation. Rockers are those who would like to be singing in the bathroom and jamming all day and night. Romantic are those people who are always involve in relationship and are deep in emotions. Socialites are the people who love to do anything as long as they don’t break their nails. And lastly, creative people are those, of course who love art; they are more likely to be found stitching.
There are two currencies available in The Sims Social: The Gold and Silver Simoleons. Gold Simoleons are like the “cash” on other Facebook games. They are hard to get, you can get them either on leveling up fast or just purchase them using Facebook credits or real money. Silver simoleons, on the other hand are way easier to have. You can silver simoleons just by doing tasks, interacting with objects and also by leveling up.
- Macy – A Sim who helps the player to earn money.
- Bella Goth – A tutorial Sim.
- Dallas – A friend of Bella, she has a cousin in the music industry.
- Buddy – A friendly man of bland disposition.
- Fleur – Gustav Heimlich’s personal assistant.
- Chloe – A woman who enjoys romance.
- Mike – Member of the HiQ Club.
- Barbara Belle – A fitness instructor Sim who can be seen around town.
- Gustav Heimlich – A spiritual counselor who has moved from Europe.
- Kick trashcan.
- Fight Sim.
- Steal food from a Sim’s fridge.
- Slap Sim.
- Nap in other Sim’s bed/sofa
You cannot do tasks when your energy is low or empty. Like other Facebook games, you have an Energy Gauge that depletes by actions. All social and currency earning interaction in The Sims Social will cost you one energy. If your energy is down to 0, you can buy using Gold simoleons or just ask you friends to give you one more energy.
Just like the previous sim game, you can also buy and change your outfits. There are outfit sections that consist of 5 main categories: Casual, Swimwear, Nightwear, Official and Sports clothing. Each of it has Special, Head, Top, Bottom and Shoes items. There are many outfits available to choose from the closet and you can buy them with your money called “simoleons”.
Decorating your house will be another self-expression tool as it represents Sims living on it. House decoration items are also divided on categories: Doors, Windows, Floors and Walls. There are also lots of building materials so you can decorate your house depending on what you like. You can buy decoration and building materials on the “Shop” section found at the bottom right of the screen. You can use your simeloens to buy. You can also enlarge your house and build another room
You can invite you facebook friends to join you playing The Sims Social. You can also build a stronger friendship and forge a relationship with them. But when there are friendships, there are also enemies. Being enemies with certain Sims will enable that following option:
There are lots of other fun and exciting elements to the game and you can spend a lot of time finding all of the secrets and surprises inside the Sims Social. Have fun!