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Project Vie is 100% a hoax!

UPDATE: The folks behind this hoax posted the screenshots of “the game”. This is the last update on this project as it’s obviously all photoshop and scam.

You’ve probably heard about Project Vie, a new, promising life-simulation game that was supposed to compete with The Sims in terms of features.

Well, that project is 99,9% likely to be a hoax. How so you may ask?

For starters, MadameButterfly warned us a few weeks ago that Project Vie was a growing project by a banned member aimed to do nothing more but troll the community with a fake life-simulation game that would raise our hopes up and give us a new Sims competitor that we’ve been waiting for a while now.

We’re only a few hours from their announcement that should take place at 18:00 GMT. They provided us with some material including logos, game summary and information about the people behind this project. What’s interesting is that, from their “About Us” document, I still don’t know a single thing about anyone from this Project Vie “team”.

Here’s a small excerpt from their game summary, which obviously references to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” chorus, which is usually used nowadays for trolling on the internet.

I have nothing to say except add this Tyra Banks GIF:

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  • ernestlee

    My heart’s half broken:( The other half lives on the sims:P

    • dragonfire6209

      And every simmers too.

  • benji_br

    Please note how they used the word INTUITIVE.

    • Khristiaan

      Oh wow! That means if this is real then a former SimGuru might be working with them to prove to everyone that life is tactile and intuitive!

  • Mariah

    they deleted their twitter EDIT: oh nvm, they just changed their name. wtf

  • Kemski

    i knew it

  • dragonfire6209

    By the way do they will announce everything only on their social media account? I was hoping for a livestream 🙁

  • dragonfire6209

    Yep. Still 50/50 on this.

  • dragonfire6209

    Harsh comment, bruh. But you got a point there

  • Alicia Johnson

    Y’all are quite harsh. Honestly you seem like you wanted them to fail from the start. A year of development A lot can happen.

  • Taking Pride

    I’m still rooting for Identity which is a new online multiplier simulation game that is being developed. My money’s all for that up and coming game

  • SoulEater

    The titles says “100%” but the article says “99.9%” :T

  • RespectfullyYoursMB

    Take a look at these Vie screen grabs here: https://twitter.com/heyblindmouse

  • Witchs_Brew

    I wouldn’t be surprised… people like to troll our game because they believe we’re an easy target… i think its a fake

  • Whitney

    Well dang this was at least suppose to push the sims team to work a little harder. I was rooting for a little competition, but I guess what can you do.

  • Lia

    I don’t think they meant the lyrics from the song to be a part of the hoax. They were using the lyrics to suggest the characters. Lolz

  • André Fontes

    What a shame. Even if it turned out bad, The Sims needs a competitor. Why? Because, as most players are aware, The Sims are seriously lacking innovation, and all the DLCs released are nothing more than repeated stuff already avaliable for previous titles. An alternate good enough to compete with The Sims, to make players and reviewers to compare both games and ultimately take some impact on the sales would be a great way to open EA’s eyes while the game is still relevant.

  • Cinnamoncustard

    It was obvious from the beginning

  • HLM

    You’re some conspiracy theorist.