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Games Like The Sims: 7 New Worlds that Take You Back to the Original

Most players agree that what was most memorable about The Sims franchise was:

Players are still chasing that fulfilling feeling today. Fortunately for us, game developers for mobile devices (iOS, Android), computers (Steam), and consoles (Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Playstation 5) are too. The life simulation games are booming in a market that can’t get enough of open-world games.

 

7 Worlds the Remind You of the Original Sims Game

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  2. My Time At Portia
  3. No Man’s Sky
  4. Project Zomboid
  5. Stardew Valley
  6. Spiritfarer
  7. VR Chat

Gamers love the freedom to shape their own gameplay experiences. So let’s look at seven new worlds that might grant you that cherished old feeling of fostering your very own community again.

 

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons blew up while everyone was in lockdown in 2020 and has maintained a fair amount of momentum since then. As each season changes in real-time with the game’s cute, fantastical, animal-inhabited world, updates continue to color it with new things to experience.

The most recent installment in a long-loved classic Nintendo franchise, New Horizons, takes player customization to previously unseen, well, horizons. Once, you could only customize your player’s house, clothes, and other small aspects of your town.

Now, the player has full reign to customize the entire layout of their town’s houses, stores, furniture, parks, landscape, and more. As different animal neighbors, either NPCs or other players, move into their homes and populate your island, you gradually begin to create your paradise, an expression of your ideal island life.

The game offers players a lot of creativity. Some players have crafted unique virtual worlds.

The game operates in real-time, encouraging you to check back regularly and see how your town has changed or developed with passing the time, seasons, and holidays.

 

2. My Time At Portia

Developed by Pathea Games, My Time At Portia brings the player back to simplicity by perfecting the comforting atmosphere of the classic virtual life sim. This indie title has had quite a bit of buzz since its release in 2018 and continues to be released for new consoles today.

My Time At Portia utilizes the bright, cute, comforting graphical style of old-life sim and farming sim classics like Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, or MySims. Still, it adds role-playing elements and crafting options unique to this type of game.

On top of that, it completely expands the margins of the typical life sim by allowing you to develop your community past its humble roots and into modernity. Aside from developing your farm, you can automate your farm, creating a manufacturing hub for various goods. Before you know it, you’ll have a veritable factory, and then suddenly, you’ll find the world of Portia becoming increasingly modern.

My Time At Portia takes the story-building, community-based characterization of classic life sims and the aesthetics of cute, wholesome farm sims and widens both possibilities. There are various sports, activities, quests, and holidays.

Of course, your character, farm, house, and furniture are all fully customizable. So what are you waiting for? If you’re looking for a healthy, bustling community, spend some time at Portia.

 

3. No Man’s Sky

No Man’s Sky is an open-world, crafting-oriented, action-adventure title in which you explore an endlessly expanding cosmos of procedurally-generated planets aboard your fully-customization space crafts. I know, a lot to take in— and that’s the whole point.

On top of creating a world that generates endless exploration, Hello Games, the developers of No Man’s Sky, continue to upgrade, patch, and expand their world, adding more life, variety, and activities to explore. All the while, they craft an immersive, deepening lore orbiting around ancient alien civilizations and the destined explorers of the universe.

While traversing various planets, you can build your bases, manage and customize your freighter spaceship and space crew, and command a fleet, among other things.

Along with choosing your crewmates, you can choose to play with friends and explore the reaches of the universe together, sharing discoveries and providing guidance to your community of space explorers.

No Man’s Sky is for you if you’re a sci-fi fan. It’s a game made to generate curiosity as you play. And if you’re a fan of open-world games, well, it doesn’t get much more open than an ever-expanding universe of worlds to explore. Jump in!

 

4. Project Zomboid

Project Zomboid may be the chaotic, supernatural life sim for you. An open-world, multiplier RPG, Project Zomboid allows you to customize your character to face the zombie apocalypse.

Sure, warm fuzzy games can bring in that wholesome feeling found in The Sims, but some of us may remember that The Sims wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Let’s face it— many of us Sim’s fans loved to cause chaos, search for the supernatural, conduct experiments, and explore the grittier aspects of life simulation.

Fans of The Sims will immediately notice the familiar slanted birds-eye-view camera angle, spying down on their character as they stiffly traverse the abandoned lots of an apocalyptic city. Just like in The Sims, you have your health to worry about: your hunger, fatigue, and thirst bars, and any injuries you may accrue.

As you explore the world, you gather survival resources, tend to your health bars, and gradually build up your base or safe house.

Best of all, you can find and team up with friends, collect resources together, train yourselves in distinct skills, and take on your jobs within the group such as mechanic, bodyguard, burglar, doctor, and so many others.

Before you know it, you and your friends will have your base and community, with your duties to perform to maintain its safety and growth.

With hordes of hungry zombies scratching at your doors, you may not be in the most optimistic life simulation, but boy, are you glad to have each other.

 

5. Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is an open-worldRPG made by indie developer Eric “Concerned Ape” Barone. While it was released a few years ago, the Stardew Valley is still actively developed and updated to this day with new content and DLC by its team of dedicated developers. Just as you explore and expand the horizons of Stardew Valley, so do the developers.

The game is unique from The Sims in that it focuses solely on farming. You play as a character who inherits their grandfather’s old, falling-apart farm in a distant valley. As the game goes on, you gather resources, craft, and slowly build up your farm.

You can choose to develop a farm that produces a specific kind of resource or a variety of different kinds. You can run a ranch with plenty of animals or have huge fields of crops.

The community aspect of Stardew Valley comes through in the RPG aspects of the game. As you build your farm, you can explore the town and surrounding landscapes in your free time. As you meet characters, you will create bonds, make friends, and eventually carve out your own story and destiny.

Additionally, co-op multiplayer allows you to create joint-farm ventures with your friends and explore Stardew Valley as a group. You can work together creatively to construct your own little farming community while developing and influencing the world outside.

If you’re looking for that wholesome together-feeling you get from The Sims, definitely check this one out.

 

6. Spiritfarer

Spiritfarer from Thunder Lotus Games, takes the life-simulation genre and gives it a surreal spin. You play as Stella, a ‘Spiritfarer’, whose job it is to gather and house lost souls, helping them come to peace and cross over.

You do this by housing them on a big spiritual barge that you build, expand, and improve throughout the game. As the story progresses, you meet new souls, hear new stories, and maintain the rooms on your barge.

Eventually, you’ll have a huge, vibrant tapestry of a community sitting like a huge city on top of your ship, filled with many colorful stories.

Part of the work of the game is maintaining your barge, ensuring all the souls are well accommodated and taken care of. At the same time, who you choose to let in, and how you house them can completely change the character of your community and the nature of your story.

This gives the player a feeling of ownership over their destiny; they can completely shape the environment they build, take hold of their own decisions, and see how they play out and interact within the spiritual world of Spiritfarer.

 

7. VR Chat

VR Chat, is, as you can guess, a game that can only take place in virtual reality and is perhaps one of the most innovative titles on this list. So strap in.

Created by Graham Gaylor and Jesse Joudrey, VR Chat is an online, multiplayer life simulation focused on socialization and a deep interest in customizability.

It is most comparable to online games that had their heydays in the past, such as IMVU or Second Life; massively multiplayer virtual chat room games where the player could customize a wide host of things about their avatar the space where they hang out.

VR Chat offers an even more immersive experience with its technical innovations while offering a much wider range of customization than similar games from the past. This game allows the player to create their avatar and world fully.

They can create a wholly original character or make themselves into their favorite protagonist. There are many fan-based worlds to hang out in an interesting and surreal creations to explore. With all of that, you can also develop activities or mini-games to play with other players.

If you’re looking to appreciate the internet’s creativity or bask in its chaos, VR Chat will likely have what you’re looking for.

 

Fashion League: The First Female-Centered NFT Game

If customization and community building are experiences you truly care about, Fashion League is worth exploring. As the first female-centered fashion NFT Game, Fashion League allows you to fully customize your shop owner avatar, create your fashion brand, and sell your clothes for real monetary value via the blockchain.

This NFT RPG can create a thriving economy within a social gaming atmosphere. As a holder of an NFT Shop Owner, you can rent your avatar out to other players as an NFT, sell your designs as digital assets, or gather resources for real monetary rewards. Additionally, Fashion League is free to play — you don’t have to own an NFT Shop Owner from the get-go. Instead, players can test the waters and play without the blockchain component before diving in completely.

If building a community, doing your own virtual business, and earning money from your love for simulation games sounds right to you, Fashion League awaits.

 

Sources

The Coolest Animal Crossing: New Horizons Islands | Digital Trends

No Man’s Sky is the Blueprint on How To Do a Video Game Comeback | gamerant.com

Stardew Valley 1.6 update is in the works but “it won’t be huge,” says developer | gamesradar.com

What Makes an NFT Valuable?

The most important thing to consider when investing in a non-fungible token (NFT) is what makes that digital asset valuable. It may be hard, especially in a new, emerging market, to tell gold from glitter or what’s trendy from what has usefulness and longevity. Let’s get into the nitty-gritty of how NFTs gain and maintain value.

 

Why Do NFTs Have Value?

Before we can get into what makes an NFT valuable, desirable, or popular, we should try to understand where that value comes from in the first place.

Normally, it would be very hard to describe a particular real-worldvaluation for a digital asset. For instance, anybody can save a digital image for free. However, thanks to blockchain technology, now that digital image can be minted as an NFT, giving it a unique link on the blockchain that verifies its ownership authenticity.

By minting a piece of digital art as a token on the blockchain, that piece is given an authentic stamp of originality; in other words, it is made non-fungible. Like any famous work of art, it may be capable of being copied, but only one person can have verified ownership of the actual original work.

The verified ownership of NFT projects as digital items provides the basis for the value of an NFT. All the celebrity partnerships, social media hype, and memes merely add on to that.

 

What Is Fungibility?

Because NFTs are non-fungible, they cannot be traded or exchanged as regular, fungible tokens can. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum are fungible because they can be exchanged for an exact, however fractional, amount of Euro, USD, or any other currency.

Unfortunately, since an NFT is a single asset, it cannot be fractioned off to be exchanged for another currency; it can only be sold for a price.

An NFT doesn’t hold value like a fungible token; an NFT’s value will not follow or correlate with the changing values of various cryptocurrencies. While it may require more or less of a given crypto to buy that asset, depending on that crypto’s market performance that week, the digital asset’s price will not necessarily change in synchronicity with any given crypto’s value.

This is just to say that the NFT space is a market that functions separately from the crypto market. NFTs can thereby maintain their inherent value as art pieces, collectibles, historical preserves, or any other asset without being swung to and from by the crypto exchange.

It is the scarcity created by non-fungibility that generates value.

 

NFT Art: The Value of Celebrity and Authenticity

In the art world, popularity, acknowledgment, and esteem govern value. A piece may be considered beautiful, innovative, or impressive because of its technical or creative achievement.

However, it will not have value unless it can be verifiably credited to the artist who created it.

 

The Impact of Creative Innovation on Value

Of course, creative innovation has its place, as many art pieces are valuable just for being technically impressive or novel or by perhaps inventing a new technique. This is no less true for NFT art, as some pieces have sold for upwards of $60 Million.

For example, many of these pieces, like HUMAN ONE by Beeple, were acknowledged for their artistic achievement as digital art pieces and for their statement in tandem with the historical moment or artistic movement they represent.

These NFTs are valuable because they are acknowledged and esteemed by art critics and desired by art collectors and patrons.

Additionally, thanks to the blockchain, NFT artworks are more secure and easier to verify authenticity and ownership than traditional, physical art pieces, which need a thorough examination.

Just like in the physical art world, some NFT art is valuable simply because it is popular, trend-setting, or connected to a celebrity. A person may buy an NFT created by a celebrity not only as a patron of their work but with the idea of investing in the character and growth of that celebrity’s legacy or fame.

 

The Impact of Celebrity on Value

However much effort or innovation may be achieved in a particular art piece, it is not surprising that the celebrity of the artist also plays a huge role in its value. This is especially true for NFTs since the innovation, technique, or creativity found in a particular piece of digital art may not be as immediately apparent to the average patron or investor.

Suppose the creator of an NFT is an artist who is known and has a growing legacy. In that case, it will be more desirable, not only because of the celebrity of that artist, but because their legacy will help maintain, support, and grow the value of that artwork, making it a safer investment.

Many of the most valuable NFTs in the art world of today are made or promoted by celebrities or known artists. Their legacy and power as influencers guarantees that there will be eyes on the artwork and support from their fanbases. The more familiar or loved the maker is, the more amazing their work can be.

For instance, HUMAN ONE may have a certain value for its artistic achievement. Still, an investor may also continue to collect Beeple’s work because his celebrity and legacy as an artist potentially guarantee interest and a growing value in his future work.

An art piece can be valuable just by being authentically attributed to a valuable, esteemed artist, and NFT art functions no differently.

 

NFT Property: The Value of Digital Landscapes

A large part of the NFTecosystem today surrounds developing NFT roleplaying video games (RPGs). These virtual worlds are built with the idea of creating a digital social atmosphere where NFTs are exchanged, displayed, and crafted. Players buy houses, socialize, and collect various items.

Some of these NFT games, like Fashion League, even allow players to run their stores while creating and marketing their virtual fashion brands online. These RPGs allow players to manage virtual property and run digital businesses for real monetary gain. As a virtual community, players can effectively foster their virtual economies in-game, giving real value to their digital businesses.

As NFTs in digital property are bought and space decreases, the value of acquiring that property increases due to its scarcity. In this way, buying property in a new RPG becomes a valuable investment if that RPG becomes popular, entertaining, and rewarding.

Also, by developing your digital property by gathering resources or collecting digital assets, you serve to boost its value for players looking to rent or buy a developed piece of virtual land.

NFT games allow players to band together to nurture their own virtual economies for real monetary gain, create opportunities, and generate value for their own NFT assets, property, and businesses.

 

NFT Gaming: The Value of Virtual Resources

Another aspect of NFT gaming worth looking at is the Fun-To-Earn model. In these games, players complete in-game tasks or responsibilities in return for resources or monetary rewards. These resources and rewards can, in turn, be used to craft items or generate value outside of the digital world.

For instance, players may gather materials to craft clothing, which can then be sold in virtual shops as NFTs for real value. If that player’s clothes become popular enough, the value of their brand will increase.

At the same time, that player needs more resources to grow their business and brand. That’s where resource value comes in: It’s very likely that as NFT games develop and popularize, the demand for the farming of resources to craft those in-game NFT items or maintain a storefront will gradually increase.

Even in traditional RPGs, some players are paid by other gamers to play the game for them; farming resources, doing the so-called ‘grind’ to earn better armor, nicer cosmetics, and more.

Therefore, it is not inconceivable that players will be of value who can spend time farming resources or gathering skill points in an NFT game.

But this time, they’ll be working for a virtual business that generates real income in-game and tangibly increases its value as its size increases.

Once again, players who gather resources will work with NFT business owners or property owners to stimulate and grow their virtual economies.

 

Participation in Fashion League Is Key!

Fashion League gives players opportunities to grow their virtual brands and stimulate their economies via the blockchain. As the first female-centered Fashion NFT RPG (role-playing game), Fashion League also provides opportunities for women to collaborate and create real investment growth with its Free-To-Play and Fun-To-Earn model.

The key to generating value of any kind is interest, and interest can not be found without participation! So don’t be afraid to look around, get involved, and explore how you can grow a brand voice or an investment portfolio online or in-game through the power of the blockchain.

 

 

Sources

The 10 Most Expensive NFT Artworks of 2021, From Beeple’s $69 Million ‘Everydays’ to XCOPY’s $3.8 Million Portrait of ‘Some Asshole’ | artnet.com

Why Are NFTs So Valuable? | Cyber Scrilla

Why some NFTs are valuable, and others aren’t | afr.com

NFT Ideas: 3 Ways that NFTs are Going Mainstream

Most people today probably know or have at least heard about non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Between discussions on social media, entertainment shows, and other content, the internet is abuzz with curiosity about the potential of NFTs to shape the future of digital assets.

But how many people treat their curiosity with the seriousness of an investor, and what’s the future of NFTs in the mainstream? Let’s look at three major ways NFTs are breaking out into the mainstream.

 

NFT RPGs: A Big Shift for Gaming

There’s probably no bigger group on the internet than that of gamers. Since the beginning, the internet has grown hand-in-hand with the popularity of gaming. Finally, NFTs have also made a sizable splash in the world of online gaming:

  • Fun-to-Earn games are being developed wherein the player can earn real tokens and make money by completing in-game tasks or winning rewards. These games also offer the potential to virtually trade and display your NFTs.
  • Cosmetic items, character avatars, skill boosts, and virtual property can all be circulated for online gamers via the NFT market. Unlike in traditional gaming, where players don’t own in-game assets, with NFT games, players can finally claim ownership of the digital assets they win, earn, or buy while playing.
  • Virtual property can be managed, rented, sold for real money, or used for digital business ventures, galleries, and entertainment events.

Unsurprisingly, gamers are excited about the potential to make an income off their daily grind.

Whereas traditionally, RPGs could only offer players rewards in the form of skill advancement, or leaderboard placements, now there is the potential for real financial gain, as well as the emergence of a new virtual marketplace.

 

Star Power

Pop culture stars have shown substantial power in their ability to bring what were originally somewhat subcultural internet trends directly into the spotlight.

Although it’s often hard to make topics surrounding technology and finance exciting, the internet’s entertainment stars have been able to share their passion for advancing blockchain technology in new, stimulating, and creative ways.

 

Crypto: The Buzz Begins

We saw it with the renaissance of cryptocurrencies — celebrities from various influences promoting Bitcoin, Ethereum, and even Dogecoin:

  • We witnessed Elon Musk gain a huge hold over crypto trends with his highly vocalized enthusiasm, even appearing on SNL to poke a little fun and show support.
  • Mike Tyson took the athletic entertainment world by surprise with his endearing support of blockchain, which he discussed on multiple shows. Now he’s launched his very own NFTs.
  • Snoop Dogg and Grimes promoted their enthusiasm for crypto, furthering the buzz in the entertainment world and pop culture. Both now have NFT collections.

Although these are only a few examples, one can see how stars have already been able to use their influence to spread the buzz around blockchain technology into various niches online, from the tech and business world to sports, to pop culture and the arts.

 

An Online Renaissance for NFTs

NFTs are gaining widespread interest in various online groups, forums, and subcultures. With cryptocurrency’s foundation, more people have become familiar with and open to blockchain innovations.

Whereas to most people, NFTs may have seemed to be merely a novelty or curiosity, the success and growth shown in the crypto market have lent credibility to the emerging digital market for NFTs. So as is natural, now we see stars lending their support for non-fungible tokens.

Most of the stars mentioned above, along with a huge range of internet personalities and social media influencers, are leading the renaissance of NFTs by creating educational content and promotional material on platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok, as well as their art pieces: minted as NFTs and sold as authentic digital assets.

A host of influencers, from rapper Post Malone to actor Lindsay Lohan to even the late comic-book great Stan Lee’s estate, have launched their own NFT collections.

As clips are shared online of these stars promoting their material and circulated throughout the various algorithms of social media sites, the buzz only continues to grow for NFTs.

 

Social Media: Creative Marketing for NFTs

NFTs are unique because they have the potential and the opportunity to be more easily marketable than even cryptos. Whereas cryptocurrencies promised to change the shape of the finance world, NFTs have a wide-reaching influence over the domains not only of technology and finance but of visual art, music, and gaming.

As digital assets, NFTs have a lot more creative potential in how they can be marketed, especially since they are, in many cases, already art pieces. For example:

  • Snoop Dogg and Eminem teamed up to create “From The D 2 to The LBC ” to promote their NFT collaboration. The video featured animated versions of characters from the Bored Ape NFT collection. This collaboration created significant growth for the NFT collection.
  • Logan Paul created 99 Originals, his series of photographs to be sold as NFTs. He uploaded a promotional short film to YouTube to create buzz.
  • Meanwhile, his brother Jake Paul turned his influence toward the athletic world, marketing his famous knockout of Nate Robinson as an NFT for a reported $10 Million. Similarly, Mike Tyson has promoted and sold his knockout-related NFTs to sports fans.
  • The circulation of buzz about NFTs increases as podcasts, talk shows, and the like continue to comment on the increased activity of stars within the NFT market.

The creative nature of NFTs makes them incredibly easy to market to pop-culture audiences. With their expertise in online content creation, social media stars can easily promote their non-fungible tokens in palatable, engaging ways.

It becomes natural for stars to invest in NFTs that look entertaining, fun, exciting, and come with additional utilities like membership access and game compatibility.

 

Get Into NFTs with Fashion League

Fashion League is revolutionizing the virtual landscape. It’s the first female-centered fashion RPG on the blockchain, where players will be able to manage their virtual storefront, gather resources, and earn real money while building their very own fashion brand.

Now gamers can put their passion and gaming skills into their virtual businesses, creating financial growth while doing what they love. And there is no doubt that their competitive nature will create positive change and buzz for the future of NFTs.

NFTs are part of a creative renaissance that changes how artists create, celebrities entertain, and gamers play.

 

Sources

Crypto is going mainstream: Here’s how the future founders will build on it | cointelegraph.com

It’s Complicated: The Relationship Between Crypto and NFTs | coindesk.com

Jake Paul’s Knockout of Nate Robinson Being Sold as an NFT for $10 Million | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors | Bleacher Report

Snoop and Eminem as Bored Ape in Music Video Makes Apecoin Go Crazy | analyticsinsight.net