Now when it comes to The Sims Spark’d some people might be skeptical that a popular game turns into a reality TV show.
You can imagine the entire show taking place in front of a computer screen. And it is quite understandable. Because, how do you turn a strategic life simulation game into an interesting TV show?
Well I’m sure you’ve all seen shows like Project Runway, Top Chef, Survivor and Dance with the Stars. The Sims Spark’d takes the format of these popular shows and combines it with The Sims.
Basically, contestants take part in a series of challenges that they must complete within a certain period of time for a cash prize of $ 100,000 (R1.6 million).
The trap ? They have to do it in the game and be as creative as possible about it.
The cast of “The Sims Spark’d”
The 12 contestants from the first season of The Sims Spark’d are popular YouTubers and other familiar personalities online.
The reason behind this is that the show kicks off with contestants who already have a fan base. These real characters need to know what the player’s skills are and what to expect from them, and they hope to introduce the game to a new audience.
And of course, there can be no reality TV without judges. The jury is made up of famous singer Tayla Parx, YouTube personality Kelsey Impicciche and game developer Dave Miotke, who worked on The sims franchise for over a decade.
Old American Idol candidate Rayvon Owen will host The Sims Spark’d.
“Something that has always been so special to The sims, is the community, âsaid The sims franchise general manager Lyndsay Pearson in an interview with The edge.
âOur players connect with each other to celebrate, share, collaborate and show off the things they’ve been able to create or share their stories.
“What we do with The Sims Spark’d is a really interesting evolution of exactly that. It’s the same DNA, the same motivation.
- Watch the all-new game show on TBS on Fridays and Saturdays. An online version of The Sims Spark’d will be available on BuzzFeed’s multiplayer YouTube channel the following Monday.