Wednesday, January 26, 2022

    One of the oldest Sims fansites on the web

    BeyondSims is a UK-based fansite for The Sims, SimCity and other Maxis titles on PC, Console and Mobile.We strive to deliver honest reviews, our regular podcast and other unique content, making us your #1 stop!

    Find out about BeyondSims and our history here

    About BeyondSims

    BeyondSims is a UK-based fansite outlet for The Sims, SimCity and various other titles on PC, Console and Mobile. We strive to deliver Sims news, exclusive previews, honest reviews and unique content, making us your #1 stop! We also offer a large directory of tutorials for all Sims games, SimCity games and Spore.

    BeyondSims also co-founded the Simmers Meetup with Rachybop and MaaikeSww, which ran from 2014-2016. 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 co-host a Sims podcast called the Llama Drama Podcast!

    Website History

    BeyondSims can trace its roots back to the 18th August 2000, where a site called SimPrograms was launched by Jud. The site was started to give people a helping hand and to share information to fellow programmers in The Sims community. In 2007, the site was moved over to a CMS platform which made updating the website easier and we still have all of the news content from 2007 onwards in our archives today!

    On the 7th November 2012, ownership of the website was transferred to Dan, who had been working on the website since March 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.

    Since then, we have been focused on providing great content for fans of The Sims franchise and are part of the EA GameChangers program.

    Remembering Bryce

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