Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Sim's Tale - New Forum!

I'd just like to formally announce a new forum I have created called "A Sim's Tale".  I've always wanted to create a forum for sims storytellers, and here it is!

It really is for lovers of the sims - whether you play sims 1, 2 or 3 (or if you're awaiting the sims medieval - which will also be good for stories).  On the forum you can talk about the stories you create, or that just happen, in your game play.  Or the stories you actually write and publish.  Or legacies.  Or machinima.

The forum is still very new and there is only a handful of members, but I hope to see it grow and improve, and become a nice place to hangout :)  So feel free to have a look and join!

*Edit*  Here's the new advertisement for our new forum :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Yes I'm Still Alive!

Hi all!  I read, with a little bemusement, the comment made on my youtube page recently "I think you're dead now".  Well I can understand why some of you may have thought that, it's been a long time since I've been blogging here or updating on my web page.  But I'm definitely alive and well, and I've just cleared out a few cobwebs ready to give you all some updates.

Firstly, where have I been?  Well I've been having a lot of fun with the Sims 3.  It is soooo much fun!  I have World Adventures and Ambitions, and I cannot wait to get Late night.  I have been experimenting a little with sims 3 machinima - while it doesn't yet have all of the wonderful cheats and hacks available for sims 2 movie making, I have decided that I will definitely create some sims 3 machinima in the future.  I mentioned in a previous blog that I have a sims 3 legacy - it's still going (slowly) and you can read it here.  What about you?  Has anyone been enjoying the sims 3 too?  Any thoughts on the machinima capabilities?

Secondly, I have started to update my Machinima Tips page.  This will probably be a slow process too, but I'll get there ;)  I hope to answer all of the range of questions I regularly receive about making movies on that section of my webpage.

Finally, and most importantly, I have an announcement about Pleasantview.  I'd just like to clarify that while I am definitely interested in Sims 3, I will continue making Pleasantview until I have finished.  I have written 5 seasons of Pleasantview (currently we are in season 3), and if I feel like it I might even write another season.  So ... I am delighted to announce that the next episode is almost finished and will be released soon!  Episode 3.6 is called 'Memories' and features a few characters but focuses mostly on Cassandra.  Here are some pics from the episode:

That's it for now, I promise it won't be long before I release this new installment :)