Sunday, April 10, 2011

The first episode of 'Sunset Valley' now showing!

I have released the first episode to my new series, 'Sunset Valley'.  This episode is called 'Restless' it features the Goths, Claire Ursine, the Frio brothers and the Bachelors, and it also has some cameo appearances by other well known characters.  It is currently available on youtube and at my site.  I uploaded this to youtube first because it is the first episode, with future episodes I will be releasing it on my site first then youtube a week later, as is my practice with Pleasantview.

So why have I decided to make a series about Sunset Valley?  I have really enjoyed making my Pleasantview soap opera and increasingly as I played my sims 3 game I kept thinking how good it would look in a machinima series.  The characters in Sunset Valley are quite fleshed out and there is a good mix of relationships: allies and arch rivals - which makes for good storytelling.  As with Pleasantview, this is my take on Sunset Valley, although some story lines will be a little predictable, other may not ;)

This series will go over three seasons only.  The plot is much more contained than my Pleasantview plot (which will go for five seasons or longer).  This is partly because I first wrote it as a movie, I had wanted it to be a one off feature film, but this would be too time-consuming and long, so I decided to cut it into 3 seasons. I think it is better this way too as I can put more detail into each episode (which suits my style).

Many people have asked me if I am continuing with Pleasantview, of course I am :D  I love making Pleasantview episodes and I will probably continue it beyond the five seasons I have written, so stay tuned to that too ;)

I hope you enjoy this first episode of Sunset Valley and please let me know what you think :)


  1. i am so excited you have started another series. I am a huge fan of your work.
    You are the best Doons!

  2. Doons u r the best. I hate it how u leave us in suspense at the end of each episode.

    When do we see another Nostania type series?

    Keep up the great work,

  3. I agree, you are the best. I'm looking foward to the next episode...what Gunther said to make his dear dear son crying? O.O It's a mystery...a beautiful mystery...let's go on! :)

  4. I agree, you are the best.

  5. First of all, I think you are either stealing some of my ideas, Or that "lakehouse" thing was no joke. 0.0


    Second, can't help but notice you said "5 seasons or longer" for Pleasantview, and smilied because of it.

    BTW, why go make sweet Morty cry? The scene was a morsel of the bittersweet beautiful, but still...I like Morty...:(

    Like always, looking forward to the rest. xD


    1. Continuala, per favore :'( !!! Il tuo episodio mi ha emozionato tantissimo!! io adoro Sunset Valley e tutti i suoi cittadini ^_^ !!

  6. this episode so good :) :D I like it
    poor Morty :(

  7. You are just AWESOME!!! :)
    You have talent :D

  8. When will episode 3.8 be out I am waiting I would love to see more of Dina in the episode but all and all I'm just ready for it to come out

  9. When will episode 3.8 be out I am waiting I would love to see more of Dina in the episode but all and all I'm just ready for it to come out

  10. Hey , I have moved houses, you can find me here now. Join me if you can.


  11. Doons, I would just like to let you know that your machinima and story telling has inspired me to begin making my own machinima... I am in the process of writing and filming it now. Hopefully I'll be finished with the first couple of episodes soon. In the meantime, please keep making episodes of Pleasantview, and Sunset Valley, they are both such great creations!

  12. It takes a lot of skills and patience to film with the sims 3 :) great job as always...this new series makes me hate my lack of skills - congratulations ;) can't wait to see more

  13. Wonderful (as usual) :) Can't wait to see new progressions with Pleasantview and Sunset Valley, but especially Pleasantview. Keep up the awesome work!

  14. Is this a prequel to Pleasantview or is this like a whole different situation? And by the way, I think your work is OUTSTANDING!!!!! You're the best at making machinima, and I'm being honest when I say that. Your videos are so good that I check this right when I go onto the internet (lol and im not even joking)

  15. I think hes moving to Old Town

  16. So when is 3.8 coming out...... I'm very excited to see it like super excited.... Your a great machinima person and with the cancellation of to of my most favorite soaps I need a good soap opera fix and your machinima does that for me thanks and keep up the good work

  17. When is the new episode gonna be out??! it has been 2 MONTHS!!!

  18. Gunther is Mortimer Goth's father's name. and Bachelore is Bella Goth and her brother Michael (he died after getting robbed shortly after marrying Dina Caliente. so is this before even the very original sim game and was the town renamed pleasentview? Also the Bella goth couldn't have disappeared in the spaceship because Alex remebers being taught a skill as a baby from Bella and in his memories mortimer teaches him to talk and walk before then, and in Mortimer's memories Bella is abducted before Mortimer teaches alex those skills in mortimer's memories.

  19. hi Doons,

    Your movies are EXCELLENT! I was just wondering where you download your clothes and hair and other accesories from, and would they work?
    Thanks a lot
    ~ MaddihPadi

  20. When is your next episode for pleasantview or sunset valley coming out?

  21. Thanks so so sooo much, Doons99P!
    Please make another ep. right away, ASAP! :D
    Thanks!! :) <3