Amira, one of the content creators on YouTube who makes videos, livestreams and custom content for The Sims 4 took her time with Al Jazeera Plus to talk about the importance of black culture representation in video games (The Sims 4 in this case) as well as how she took the matter in her own hands and started creating custom content for The Sims 4 that will accurately represent her skintone, her hairstyle and so on.
This gamer didn’t see herself in The Sims. So she created content to fill the void. pic.twitter.com/kLWIbzXj8n
— AJ+ (@ajplus) July 15, 2017
Back in March SimGuruMegs asked on Twitter which new skintones would we like to see in The Sims 4 and that she’ll “try her best to get them into the game”.
Amira’s website The Black Simmer already has over 16 thousand members who help make the content that anyone can download (after registering to the site) that help fill the void that Amira pointed out. Her Melanin Skin Tone Pack, which brings 16 new brown skin tones has already received a lot of attention.
You can find Amira’s Custom Content on her website, as well as watch her videos on YouTube.