The Sims is a video game series developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. This is a list of Video game franchises organised alphabetically by name A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual that creates Video games A developer may specialize in a certain video Maxis Software is an American company that was founded as a Video game developer and is now a brand name of Electronic Arts (EA A video game publisher is a company that publishes Video games that they have either developed internally or have had developed by a Video game developer It is one of the most successful video games series of all time. As of April 16, 2008, the franchise has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, and as of March 19, 2008, is the best-selling PC franchise in history. Events 1178 BC - A Solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 1279 - A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common This is a List of computer and video game franchises that have sold or shipped at least 5 million copies 
The games in The Sims series lack any defined goals. The player creates virtual people called "Sims" and places them in houses and helps direct their moods and satisfy their desires. Players can either place their Sims in pre-constructed homes or build them themselves. Each successive expansion pack and game in the series augmented what the player could do with their Sims. An expansion pack, expansion set, or supplement is an addition to an existing Role-playing game, Tabletop game or Video game.
Despite the series not having goals, some of its games have had story modes, an example is The Sims: Bustin' Out
As of February 2005, The Sims franchise has shipped more than 52 million copies globally. The Sims Bustin' Out is the second title in The Sims console series Events March 6 &mdash The television show 60 Minutes tackles issues within Video game controversy.  As of April 16, 2008, the franchise has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, and as of March 19, 2008, is the best-selling PC franchise in history. Events 1178 BC - A Solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 1279 - A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common This is a List of computer and video game franchises that have sold or shipped at least 5 million copies 
The Sims is the first game in the series. The Sims is a strategic life-simulation computer game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for Microsoft Windows in February 2000. Microsoft Windows is a series of Software Operating systems and Graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft. It used a combination of 2D and 3D computer graphics. 2D computer graphics is the Computer -based generation of Digital images mdashmostly from two-dimensional models (such as 2D geometric models text and digital 3D computer graphics (in contrast to 2D computer graphics) are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data that is stored in the computer In total, seven expansion packs were released for it. It was repackaged in several different formats and different versions of it were released on several different platforms. By March 22, 2002, The Sims had sold more than 6. Events 238 - Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperor. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. 3 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling PC game in history, surpassing Myst until The Sims 2 overtook it. This is a list of Video games that have sold or shipped at least one million copies including the top ten best-selling franchises. Myst is a graphic adventure Video game designed and directed by the brothers Robyn and Rand Miller. 
Maxis released The Sims 2 on September 14, 2004. The Sims 2 is a strategic life simulation Computer game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Events 81 - Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The sequel takes place in a full 3D environment, as opposed to the combination 2D/3D ("2.5-D" or Isometric) environment of the original game. 25D (two-and-a-half Dimensional is an informal term used to describe visual phenomena which are considered "between" 2D and 3D Isometric projection is a form of Graphical projection —more specifically an Axonometric projection. Other additions to the original gameplay include Sims that grow from infancy to adulthood, then age slowly, and eventually die. This game features clear "days of the week" with obvious weekends for children to stay home from school, as well as "vacation days" to take time off work, an "Aspiration Meter" that increases and decreases as a Sim fulfills specific desires and experiences its worst fears, and "Aspiration Rewards" which can be "bought" with "Aspiration Points" that are earned each time a want is successfully filled.
The Sims 2 is set some 25 years after the original game, and also integrates a storyline into the game. For instance, the Pleasant family (available in the family bin in Sims 1) has settled in a suburban neighborhood, and their family tree panels reveals relationships with the original Pleasant family from the Sims 1. Additionally, the Goth family has aged significantly, while Bella Goth has mysteriously vanished (suggestively from an alien abduction).
Because faces and neighborhoods are handled in very different ways, objects had to migrate from 2-D sprites to 3-D models, and some objects (particularly those contained in expansion packs) were not copied at all. In Computer graphics, a sprite (also known by other names see Synonyms below is a two-dimensional/three-dimensional Image or Animation that In 3D computer graphics, 3D modeling is the process of developing a mathematical, wireframe representation of any three-dimensional object The Sims 2 was not made backwards-compatible with any Sims 1 content. There have been several expansion packs and add-ons released for The Sims 2.
The Sims 3 was announced by EA in November 2006. The Sims 3 is an upcoming Social simulation game for Microsoft Windows. It is due to come out in 2009. The production of The Sims 3 started after the release of The Sims 2. 
In December 2002, Maxis shipped The Sims Online, which recreates The Sims as an MMOG, where actual human players can interact with each other. This sequel did not achieve the same level of success as the original The Sims game that producers and developers thought it would.
Reviews for The Sims Online have been lackluster. Many reviewers have likened The Sims Online experience to an enormous chat room where few participants, if any, have anything worthwhile to say. The term chat room, or chatroom, is primarily used by Mass media to describe any form of Synchronous conferencing, occasionally even Asynchronous conferencing
The Sims Bustin' Out was the first console-only release of The Sims series. The Sims Bustin' Out is the second title in The Sims console series It was also the first to use vehicles and to follow a small storyline with no sandbox mode.
A game set in a city, presumably Sim City. The Urbz Sims in the City is a Video game for the GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox consoles as well as the Game Boy Advance The player must earn reputation and complete tasks for characters. It was released for Xbox, Playstation, Gamecube and GameBoy Advance.
MySims is a console game created by EA exclusively for the Wii and Nintendo DS. MySims, released in Japan as is a Video game developed by Electronic Arts for the Nintendo DS and Wii consoles and will be re-released The is a dual-screen Handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It features Chibi-like characters (similar to the Wii's Mii avatars). A Mii (ˈmiː me) is a digital avatar created by Nintendo for the Wii 's Mii Channel. It was released in September of 2007.
The Sims Stories is a series of computer games from The Sims series, based on the original The Sims 2 engine, optimized for play on laptops, as it has lower system requirement than The Sims 2, but can still be played on desktops. The Sims Life Stories is a Video game, the first game in the The Sims Stories series The Sims Pet Stories is the second game to be released in The Sims Stories series The Sims Castaway Stories is the third and possibly the last game in The Sims Stories line A laptop computer, also known as a notebook computer, is a small Personal computer designed for mobile use. A desktop computer is a Personal computer (PC in a form intended for regular use at a single location as opposed to a mobile Laptop or portable computer One feature of this game, if played on a laptop, is the auto-pause function, which stops and starts the game according to when the laptop lid is closed.  At present, three games have been released.