Aspyr releases The Sims “House Party” expansion pack
By Macworld Staff
Mac game publisher
today announced the release of a new expansion pack — House Party — for its Macintosh release of The Sims. The initial release of the game is for Mac OS 8.1 – 9.x, but Aspyr said to look for a Carbonized version for Mac OS X soon.
The Sims is the award-winning and eminently popular simulated life game originally developed by Maxis, creators of the legendary Sim City franchise. Published for the PC by Electronic Arts, The Sims was first released for the Mac by Aspyr last year, and has become one of the company’s best selling Macintosh game releases ever. In The Sims, you control almost every aspect of a simulated person, from their appearance to the structure and decoration of their domicile, to their career and their interpersonal relationships. Expansion packs offered since The Sims was first released provide users with additional features and functionality.
In “House Party,” users can create a party for their Sims, complete with a dance floor, dance cages and DJs playing different kinds of music. Caterers will keep up with the demand for food and drink, and Sims can entertain themselves with exotic things like a mechanical bull or cake dancers. Different party themes sport different costumes and decorations. You can have as mild or wild a party as you want — it’s up to you.
As with the original release of The Sims and its follow up expansion pack “Livin’ Large,” this Macintosh conversion was handled by Mac game porting specialists Westlake Interactive.
Rated T for Teen, The Sims House Party Expansion Pack will be available wherever Mac games are sold. The software carries a suggested retail price of US$29.95.
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