Aspyr Media Inc.’s Mac conversion of The Sims 2 is moving through beta testing and scheduled for a June, 2005 release. In the interim, you can stay up to date with what’s happening thanks to a
Developer’s Journal hosted by Inside Mac Games.
The Developer’s Journal is maintained by Karen Halloran, Aspyr’s Quality Assurance (QA) lead for the game. She offers her insights about the programming and beta testing process itself, and promises to update it at least once a week with new screen shots and images.
The Sims 2 is the sequel to the best-selling computer game of all time, in which you control simulated people called Sims. You help them experience life’s greatest moments, from buying a house and having a family to having a successful career and succeeding socially. The game features more detailed 3D graphics thanks to a new engine, and an innovative genetics system that actually lets you pass down the DNA of Sims through multiple generations. You can stage your own “virtual sitcom” or soap opera, as well. The game is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and is available for pre-order for US$49.99. Visit
Aspyr’s Web site for more general details about The Sims 2 for Macintosh.
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