The Sims Superstar Baby Remember My Name…

The Sims Superstar is the latest in a long line of expansion games for the top-selling PC game franchise of all time.  This expansion will give your sims the chance to pursue a career in the entertainment industry and if all goes will to reap the rewards (and suffer the headaches!) of fame.  We were able to talk to the game's Producer, Jonathan Knight, and find out a little about what to expect when sims seek the limelight.


GT: Please tell us a little bit about Studio Town. Will it be similar to Downtown in Hot Date?

JK: In some ways, Studio Town works a lot like Downtown. You take a single Sim there, you can shop, you can meet other Sims there, and of course you can completely bulldoze it and rebuild in your own image. But Studio Town is also very different, because it is a place where your Sim can work meaning, they earn lots of money there, and they also earn fame.


GT: Will time be frozen back home while a sim is in Studio Town?

JK: Yes.


GT: Can any sim visit Studio Town, or just those on one of the new career tracks?

JK: Any adult Sim can visit Studio Town, no matter what job they have. If you want your Sim to earn fame and money at the more complex studio objects, then they will have to quit their job (whatever it is), and sign up with the local Talent Agency, and start the long haul toward celebrity.


GT: Can an existing sim leave their career to become a rock star, movie star, or supermodel, or are these careers only open to new sims?

JK: Yes, existing Sims can quit their jobs at any time, and try their hand at being famous.


GT: Can pets from Unleashed become animal actors?

JK: No but pet owners who have Superstar will get some new and exotic pet skins, celebrity-style.