Mac game publisher Aspyr Media announced Friday plans to publish The Sims Superstar, its latest expansion pack conversion for the enormously popular franchise The Sims.
The Sims enables users to create and interact with simulated people, decorating their houses or apartments, guiding their careers and recreational activities, and even playing matchmaker as they have romantic liaisons with other Sims.
The Sims originated with Sim City creator Maxis and was published for the PC by Electronic Arts, a frequent collaborator of Aspyr, which has licensed a number of EA titles for publication on the Mac. As with the original game and the other Sims-related expansion packs that have already been released, Westlake Interactive is handling the conversion for Aspyr.
The franchise has been a blockbuster both for EA and Aspyr, and has spawned numerous add-on packs that provide enhanced abilities, more things to buy, new environments to explore, and more people to interact with. The Sims Superstar is the latest such add-on to emerge from Aspyr.
In The Sims Superstar, you can help your Sims become rock stars, movie stars and supermodels; if they’re successful, they live the lifestyle of the rich and famous too. Sims sign with an agent, move to Studio Town, a new Hollywood-style location complete with television and movie studios, recording studios and fashion outlets. To become a superstar the Sims must rate high “Fame Scores.”
The expansion pack requires the original Sims game in order to work. Preliminary system requirements call for Mac OS X v10.1 or later or Mac OS 9.2.2 or later; G3/233MHz or faster; 192MB RAM; 2MB VRAM; 750MB hard disk space; QuickTime v4.1.2 or later. The Sims Superstar is anticipated for release this October.