The Sims Carnival

The History of The Sims

Tiny happy people.

The Sims is 10 years old this week! To celebrate, we're dusting off our long look back at the series from the start of 2008, prior to the release of The Sims 3. For the full picture, make sure to check out our more recent reviews of The Sims 3 and The Sims 3: World Adventures. What's "happy birthday" in simlish?

Sign up for The Sims Carnival

Make some games. Details at GDC.

While Will Wright and friends work their way through the final bits of Spore, EA's Sims team is busy touching up something called The Sims Carnival, an online community built around game-creation and sharing, and is inviting people to sign up for a closed beta.