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Brian commented on The SIMS: Personal Finance Life Simulation

Check out "The SIMS 2: Open for Business" expansion pack. (http://sims.wikia.com/wiki/The_Sims_2:_Open_for_Business)

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Brian commented on The SIMS: Personal Finance Life Simulation

My initial idea was to create an "expansion pack" (http://sims.wikia.com/wiki/Compilation_pack#Compilation_pack) that would bring a personal finance component into the existing SIMS template. This way we are utilizing a platform that is already familiar and popular.

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Brian commented on The SIMS: Personal Finance Life Simulation

I had the same questions and concerns. Your point, "We should also think about the number of variables that can happen in real life that we can not simulate in a game. Variables that change income, expenses and desires. How do you input those unknown possibilities into a video game?" Is a good one. Perhaps more investigation into the possibilities that come along with new gaming technology will provide a solution. For example, MMORPG's (Massively multiplayer online role-playing game) provide a landscape in which real people are controlling avatars, thus creating a relatively vast and unpredictable gaming environment.