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Reflection 7_TheSims

18 years ago the game «The Sims» was released, a real life simulator that allows to develop all the potential when building architectural spaces.

To build a house, to choose the disposition of the rooms, the color of the walls, the type of furniture, the style… To relate The Sims and the architecture does not seem crazy, and is that the video game not only allows to simulate the vital and professional development of our sim, also offers the possibility of constructing its houses and to decorate them with an interface that in each new edition of the game gains greater option of customization.

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The sims and architecture

If living the environment helps to feel the narrative in first person, some video games like The Sims facilitate the creation of virtual worlds. Thanks to the irruption of the Internet and the growing specialization of the developers – together with the success of the Los Sims franchise since its launch – in each new edition the way of building spaces for our sims was given more possibilities, offering in its last edition – the fourth one – templates and modules that can be downloaded through a user account.

These are some examples of buildings created in the game:

I have played this game since I was a child and partly because of it I discovered that I liked the world of architecture until I eventually realized that this is what I wanted to do. It is a very didactic and fun game and at the same time useful to make a first contact with the architectural design. I am very fond of it and I still play it from time to time, and without a doubt it is a game that I recommend.