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A couple of interviews to Ryan Vaughan about Generations PDF Print
Written by Paperpin Wednesday, 06 April 2011 10:18
After the announcement of The Sims 3 Generations, many sites have been publishing interviews to the producers, especially to Ryan Vaughan.

Today's first article has been released by New Zealand's GamePlanet, and you can find it here. The second one is from and you can read it translated after the jump!

The Sims 3 Generations - Life is beautiful

MP: Hi Ryan. Can you introduce yourself and explain which role you have in the Sims Studio?
My name is Ryan Vaughan and I'm a producer for The Sims 3. I started working in the Sims Studio from 2007, with The Sims 2 Castaway for Nintendo Wii, then I worked for The Sims 3. From that moment on, I've been working on every expansion pack for the game.

MP: Can you describe the idea behind The Sims 3 Generations?
RV: The Sims 3 Generations is focused on creating stories and deeper, richer and more interesting life experiences for your Sims. With The Sims 3, you can play with your character from his birth to death, but Generations brings tons of new features and contents that make each life stage unique and amusing.

MP: Different life stages mean harder challenges, issues and ambitions. Can you tell us a typical situation you can run into while playing with Generations?
RV: With Generations, the teen years are full of existential matters, rebellious thoughts and the wish to become adults. You may have your teenage Sim caught by the police for doing pranks around the town, get him punished or sent in a military school for his bad behavior. Also, your adult Sim, which has always been a good guy during his youth, can have a midlife crisis! You may want to give him a new look or maybe a new car.

MP: As for the gameplay, are you introducing new features and interactions?
RV: There are too many new interactions and features to list! One of my favourites is called Romantic Reputation: with this feature we have introduced several new Reputations belonging to the way your Sims manage their romantic life. Sims caught with different partners, can get the Cheater reputation and have hard times finding their true love. Also, you can be more reserved about your dates and get a particular reputation that Sims find irresistible!

MP: Are there new careers and opportunities?
RV: There are many new opportunities for each life stage, as well as a new profession in the Day Care field. How many screaming toddlers can your Sim handle?

MP: The idea behind Generations is quite new for the Sims saga. What makes The Sims 3 right for this kind of content? Do you think that the tools you've developed for The Sims 3 can limit what you can do with the game? After two years from its release, is there something you would change in the gameplay?
RV: One of the main reasons we realize expansion packs is that they not only give us the possibility to add new content and gameplay, but they also allow us to meet player's wishes and suggestions. With each EP, there are endless possibilities.

MP: The community and customization tools are two of the most important aspects of The Sims. What can we expect from this point of view?
RV: I really can't say anything about our future plans, but I can tell you that we do listen to our players' suggestions and feedbacks, about The Sims and its tools.

MP: Is there anything else you want to say about the game, the experience it offers and the its expansions?
RV: I've been working on The Sims 3 and its expansion packs, and I can say that we've never had so much fun as we did for this EP. Our team is made up of persons of every age, and it's been fun to see what makes each life stage unique. We've been remembering how life was when we were kids, talking about our mates' bachelor parties and discovering what it means to be grandparents: we've had great times during the making of this pack, and we do hope players will enjoy it aswell!
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