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The Sims 4 – 30 Screens from GDC (Alpha Software)

Take a look at some of the screens of The Sims 4 Alpha. These screens were shown on Game Developer Conference for ”Concurrent Interactions in The Sims 4” presentation.

In real life, people often do several things at the same time, but games typically limit agents to performing actions sequentially. For The Sims 4, we developed a system for authoring interactions that allows simulated people (called Sims) to express multiple concurrent behaviors. Interactions are largely data-driven and are defined in terms of constraints, which specify the state a Sim must be in to perform the interaction. Constraints are used to test whether interactions are compatible, and to drive decisions that Sims make about whether, how and where to perform an interaction. This system allows Sims in The Sims 4 to convincingly eat, watch TV, chat with other Sims, express emotion, and perform many more behaviors simultaneously. We believe that this powerful and simple technique could be applied to a similar effect in your game too.

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Source: Rincon Del Simmer

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  • BR€NT

    Thanks so much! I really look forward to playing The Sims 4!

  • Jaguwar

    All of a sudden I’m interested in TS4 again. This was a pretty big lack in previous iterations of the game, I’m glad to see an attempt to break new ground in this direction. Nice work team TS4!

    • Trevor

      Oh MY GOD U DIDNT LIKE SIMS 4 BEFORE OH MY GOSH IM TELLING LOL

  • Trevor

    Englishspeakingsim NEW CHEAT TO MAKE SIMS SPEAK ENGLISH

    • Trevornosey

      WHY U GOT SAME NAME AS ME

      • Trevor

        Well i was on here first oh oops im the owner of these 2 lol 😛 ?:-) :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

  • trevornosey

    hELLO GUYS 😀