January 16, 2005
One of the ideas is an interactive show that would “let viewers control the actions of the characters,” but of course, they have backup plans in case the interactive TV thing doesn’t work out. Here are a few of the concepts being thrown around…
- The Sims go to an island off the coast of Florida for a huge techno rave party, even though this has nothing to do with anything in the original game.
- The Sims encounter zombies and aliens in shows packed with gunplay, even though this has nothing to do with anything in the original game.
- The Sims will have to cope in near-future, post-earthquake Los Angeles. Alyssa Milano will make a special appearance in the first episode, sporting a bleach blonde mini-elf haircut.
- The show will follow a hardcore Sims champion who extols the virtues of every add-on and new version, unlocking her true potential as a player by means of the Power Glove.
- David Duchovney and Gillian Anderson, communicating only by cell phone with each other as they live out their ordinary suburban lives, begin to discover throughout the series that a shady and supernatural “player” of some sort is influencing things like their purchasing habits and whether or not they can go to the bathroom.
- In the interactive show, if the viewers steer the TV Sims to exactly the right secret location, they get to suddenly get to make zoning and public transportation decisions in an undeveloped area of California that has been cleared for the purpose. That’s because within The Sims: The TV Show there will be a hidden, complete implementation of a season of SimCity: The TV Show.