Here to steal the second Spotlight is a popular Sims Magazine called SMagazine. Take it away George!
Hi everyone! My name is George and I’m best known as the guy behind SMag. The Sims is one of my favourite pastimes, and I share my passion for that through SMag.
– How long have you been a Simmer?
I first started my time as a Simmer (or should I say my addiction) with The Sims 2. I got it for my birthday, and I was a little overwhelmed by it at first. My dad, who now says he has no memory of this (let’s face it, he’s getting old!), taught me how to build a house. We built a 6-storey house that I chucked everything into and got confused when I couldn’t build a roof on top. Since then, I’ve religiously played The Sims whenever I got spare time. Of course, there’s other games besides The Sims that I like to play. I love simulation games, like Cities: Skylines, Prison Architect and Rollercoaster Tycoon – I love games with a creative twist.
– How did you begin with SMagazine?
I began SMag in 2013. I had no idea that I would even finish the first issue, since it was just a little bit of fun. Looking back, it was terrible, but it opened the door to me being able to take SMag a lot more seriously. It still isn’t huge, but that doesn’t really bother me – the most important part about doing something like this is enjoying yourself.
– How would you describe your Magazine?
SMag is primarily an online magazine that’s all about design and inspiration in The Sims. I think it’s really unique – you have a whole load of houses made by people in the community, a dash of custom content, a little splash of humour, some news and a bucketload of content made by the amazing team I have at SMag. They’re all amazing and they helped shape SMag into the amazing smorgasbord of content it is today. Whilst we’re not working on issues, there’s a smaller team of people that dedicate their time on the team to updating what we have on the website. My team is so amazing, and hopefully one day they’ll be responsible for SMag growing even further than it has already.
– What do you want your Magazine to become?
Honestly, I have no idea. I love what we have now and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I want to grow SMag even more, through creating content that gets better and better every time. The only way is up, but how do we start going up? Do I want to make SMag more interactive? Make an SMag app? Who knows. The most important thing about this is that you enjoy yourself. When it becomes a chore, you need to take a break or even start over.
SMag Issue 10 has just come out when you’re reading it, and if you’re interested you can visit our website to find out more!
Thank you George for getting under our Spotlight!
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