The Sims Team’s latest collaboration with Google Expedition allows you to explore The Sims Studio and see behind-the-scenes of what it takes to create a Sims game.
In the “Designing for The Sims” category of Google Expedition there’s a small segment about prototyping The Sims 4:
Turning ideas into a playable game is a big leap, and a stepping stone in the middle – a prototype – can prove invaluable. This early prototype allowed for the evaluation of a social system under consideration without requiring other game systems to be functional.
In case you don’t know, “Olympus” was a code name for a Sims 4 prototype built around 2010. The main features for Olympus revolved around a social, multiplayer experience with other players and their Sims.
There’s also a photo of The Sims 4 Olympus provided in Google Expedition in a somewhat low quality: