About BeyondSims


Originally launching under the name of SimPrograms in August 2000, BeyondSims is one of the oldest websites for The Sims video game franchise on the web.

BeyondSims is a UK-based news outlet for The Sims, SimCity and various other titles on PC, Console and Mobile. We strive to deliver the latest news, exclusive previews and unique content, making us your #1 stop! We also offer a large directory of tutorials for all Sims games, SimCity games and Spore. Not to forget our well-known collection of downloads, community links to other great websites, and honest reviews.

BeyondSims also co-founded the Simmers Meetup with Rachybop and MaaikeSww. This was an annual event held in the UK where Simmers from all over the world came together to celebrate the franchise. Three events were held – two in London and one in Manchester – attracting over 300 Simmers, SimGuru’s, llamas and more.

Today, we are an EA GameChanger and well known for our honest reviews, the latest news and exclusive previews for both PC and Mobile titles, as well as our video content. We also regularly feature community creations with our community spotlight.

Website History

BeyondSims was launched as SimPrograms on the 18th August 2000 after Jud, the founder of SimPrograms, returned from his first day in high school. The site was started to give people a helping hand and to share information to fellow programmers in The Sims community. The site opened with a small list of programs and after 3 years that list grew to an enormous size and Jud made a few programs using Visual Basic.

In 2007, the site was moved over to the WordPress CMS platform which made updating the website easier and quicker, and in 2010 the website hit it’s 10 year anniversary!

On the 7th November 2012, ownership of the website was transferred to Dan, who had been an author on the site since early 2011. SimPrograms was rebranded to BeyondSims a month later, officially marking the launch of BeyondSims as the 5th December 2012. This rebrand took the site in a new direction focusing on new content and providing high quality news.

In Remembrance of Bryce

Bryce, known as The Black Scorpion/Bafendo within The Sims community, was a contributor to SimPrograms/BeyondSims. Bryce sadly passed away in March 2016 after bravely facing two types of cancer. We will always remember him for his friendly nature, passion, and dedication to The Sims and gaming community.