BTec Level 3Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production – Games Design HA4 – The Sims College Concept Art
BTec Level 3Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production – Games Design HA4 – The SIMS College Concept Art – Production Log The SIMSThe Sims 3 is a 2009 strategic life simulation computer game developed by TheSims Studio and published by Electronic Arts. It is the sequel to the best-sellingcomputer game, The Sims 2. It was first released on June 2, 2009 simultaneouslyfor Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows - both versions on the same disc.The Sims 3 is built upon the same concept as its predecessors. Players controltheir own Sims in activities and relationships in a similar manner to real life. Thegame play is open-ended and indefinite. Sims houses and neighbourhoods areentirely in one continuous map. The developers stated, "What you do outsideyour home now matters as much as what you do within." One of the biggestchanges to the franchise is the use of rabbit-holes. Sims arent allowed to goinside the majority of city buildings; instead, they simply disappear inside for acertain amount of time—a feature known in video games as a rabbit-hole—while the player is given very basic choices on what happens inside withoutactually seeing it. The previous instalments had many types of locales in whichSims could cavort. For example, instead of walking a sim and her date inside arestaurant and watching the waiter serve them dinner as they nuzzle each otherat the table, as in The Sims 2, the player now waits outside while getting littletext alerts about the sims activities.The Sims 3 expansion packs provide additional game features and items. Therelease dates fall in line with the 88-day gap between each expansion/stuff pack.
BTec Level 3Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production – Games Design HA4 – The SIMS College Concept Art – Production Log EA – Electronic Arts Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) (NASDAQ: EA) is a major American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games. Founded and incorporated on May 28, 1982 by Trip Hawkins, the company was a pioneer of the early home computer games industry and was notable for promoting the designers and programmers responsible for its games. It is one of the largest video game publishers in the world. Originally, EA was a home computing game publisher. In the late 1980s, the company began developing games in-house and supported consoles by the early 1990s. EA later grew via acquisition of several successful developers. By the early 2000s, EA had become one of the worlds largest third-party publishers. On May 4, 2011, EA reported $3.8 billion in revenues for the fiscal year ending March 2011, and on January 13, 2012, EA announced that it had exceeded $1 billion in digital revenue during the previous calendar year. In a note to employees, EA CEO John Riccitiello called this “an incredibly important milestone” for the company. EA began to move toward direct distribution of digital games and services with the acquisition of the popular online gaming site Pogo.com in 2001. In 2009, EA acquired the London-based social gaming start-up Play fish, and in June 2011, EA launched Origin, an online service to sell downloadable games directly to consumers. In July 2011, EA announced that it had acquired PopCap Games, the company behind hits such as Plants vs. Zombies and Bejewelled.
BTec Level 3Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production – Games Design HA4 – The SIMS College Concept Art – Production Log 12.03.12 – Scaling Student Area D
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