The Sims Carnival - Press Release, now open to publicThe Sims Carnival, a website dedicated for the average joe to be able to create their own games has opened up to the public.  While it is still it the beta stages, everyone can now create an account and start creating games with ease!

While I did get the chance to be a beta-tester, I was never able to create a game as I just couldn’t get the hang of it.  Perhaps it has changed a little more as that was 4 months ago.  But regardless, if you always wanted to make your own games, check out The Sims Carnival and give it a shot!

GUILDFORD, UK — June 17, 2008 — The Sims™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) Label, today announced that TheSimsCarnival.com is now in Open Beta and available online at http://www.TheSimsCarnival.com with added content, features and new game creation options. This games destination website has hundreds of games of all kinds and creators are adding more everyday. There is bound to be a game that you love — and if not, you can make it! Since its inception in February, 2008, TheSimsCarnival.com has built an active online community where nearly 1 in 4 visitors during Closed Beta have created and published their own games. The tools provided at the site empower players to become game creators at any programming skill level, from novice to Flash developers.

 

With hundreds of unique and cool games to play, there is a game for everybody — you won’t find this selection of games anywhere else. Making games is so easy at TheSimsCarnival.com, so you will see new and unique games and experiences to enjoy everyday. Come and check them out!

 

Three tools — The Wizard, The Swapper and The Game Creator — are your assistants in game design. The Wizard leads you through the process of creating a game step-by-step with intuitive and fun options designed to help you make the coolest game. The Swapper let’s you customize existing games – or newly made games from The Wizard – with your own selection of images, so personalizing a game is at your fingertips. With The Game Creator, and it’s easy to use library of images, animations and sounds, everyone can create cool games.

You can also upload games created in Adobe® Flash® that can be viewed, played and shared with TheSimsCarnival.com community. Flash developers interested in uploading their games to the site should go to http://wwww.TheSimsCarnival.com/portal/upload/flashgame and follow the instructions to get your game up. Flash developers will be able to retain branding and links back to their developer site, providing another way to get exposure and traffic for their games. Those interested in learning more about our programs specifically targeted for Flash developers should send an email to SimLeaderAlpha@ea.com.

 

At TheSimsCarnival.com, create playlists of your favorite games so you can stitch together all your favorite games into one experience, send a game by email or embed a game on social networking sites or on your personal blog. Games are now truly a social experience and one that can be shared and enjoyed by others.

Visit TheSimsCarnival.com today to play, create and share games of all kinds!

 

The Sims franchise celebrates an impressive over 100 million units sold since its launch in February 2000. Now translated into 22 different languages in 60 different countries, The Sims has quickly become a universal gaming and cultural phenomenon. For the latest information about The Sims and to check out the hottest creations for The Sims 2 made by our community members, please visit www.thesims2.com. To stay up-to-date on The Sims 3 news and information, check out www.thesims3.com.

 

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