Trivia / The Sims

  • Creator Breakdown: The game was inspired by Will Wright's getting his life back together after his house burned down in the Oakland Hills Fire.
  • Lying Creator: Several times, creators have stated that new installments would include specific features. When the games were actually released, these features were nowhere to be found. For example, that Sims in The Sims 2 would be able to recognize which bed was theirs, which wasn't introduced until 3.
  • Name's the Same: Jordan Hamilton: University cheerleader who can fall so hard for your Sim, or basketball star?
  • Too Long; Didn't Dub: The only reason for Simlish's existence is because they didn't want to bother doing redubbing for other languages.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Every single game is filled to the brim with things that date it. Furniture, technology, and especially the fashion. Even The Sims 3 is dated to the late 2000s - early 2010s despite being set several decades before The Sims 2. The Sims 4 expansions seem fond of a heaping helping of Art Nouveau as well as the usual contemporary styles, but technology is more advanced and upgradable than ever before.
  • What Could Have Been: Simsville was announced in 2000 for a 2001 release, then held back to 2002 in 2001, only to be cancelled later that year due to the mediocre reception of the game. Simsville was essentially a combination of Sim City and The Sims 1. You had the ability to design your own town and create your own villagers who would live in a realistic economy. Eventually this concept was revisited, to a lesser degree, in The Sims 3 when it introduced open towns to interact with. Other elements were put into the Hot Date expansion pack and Sim City 4.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Sims Wiki.