News Posts Tagged ‘Lunar Lakes’

Find Out More About The Sims In Lunar Lakes

Sunday 19th February 2012 | 3:03 pm UK time | Categories

Another blog entry has been posted on TheSims3.com featuring a member of the team behind new town Lunar Lakes. This time it’s Sam Breach, the lead artist overseeing Sim creation for worlds:

We wanted to honor the fact that many of the fearless space adventurers in Lunar Lakes are the brave descendants of Sims who our players already know and admire. The artists on The Sims 3 world-building team love no family more than the Bayless family from Twinbrook. We were overjoyed to be granted our wish of including a Bayless relative in this world. His name is Stefen and he lives with his sweet-natured, flame-haired girlfriend, Anais. Because they live off the grid a little, I imagined her wardrobe as having been created from a natural patchwork of fibers and found materials that contribute to her slightly haphazard, distressed style of clothing.

> “Lunar Lakes – Interview with the “Sim creation” World Builder” at TheSims3.com

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Lunar Lakes Now Available, Find Out More In New Blog Post

Thursday 16th February 2012 | 8:21 pm UK time | Categories

Lunar Lakes is now available to download from The Sims 3 Store at a sale price of 2200 SimPoints (price will be 2450 SimPoints from the 27th), but if you feel you need to know a bit more about the town, producer Sarah Holding has posted a blog entry introducing it:

Lunar Lakes is by far one of the most unique worlds we have crafted so far in The Sims 3. We very much wanted this world to feel different, yet at the same time, remain true to the core gameplay of The Sims 3. While we can’t change everything (taxis are still taxis, and if you have The Sims 3 Pets installed, then wild horses will be roaming the lunar terrain!) we did make some pretty major changes to alter the feel of the world. We felt our normal rabbitholes would look out of place in Lunar Lakes, so we created portals that hint at subterranean dwellings.

> “Experience an All-New World – Explore the Wonders of Lunar Lakes Today!” at TheSims3.com
> “Introduction to Lunar Lakes” at TheSims3.com

There’s also another blog entry in which a couple of members of the world building team discuss modelling the space ship and designing the lots:

The steps for creating the model was to first build the spacecraft intact and upright. We then rotated it and finally decided to twist the hull slightly. We then slowly started picking away at it so it looked destroyed. Most of our time was spent creating holes, making flaked away panels and adding “new” lights to the cavities. One of the most challenging areas of working on this model was adding the level of detail to the edges of the holes to make The Perigee look destroyed, yet repaired and re-inhabited.

> “Lunar Lakes – Interview with the World Building team” at TheSims3.com

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Lunar Lakes Live Chat Now Available To Watch On-Demand (Plus Screenshots & Availability Date)

Tuesday 14th February 2012 | 11:56 pm UK time | Categories

If you missed it, but do want to watch it, The Sims 3 Lunar Lakes live chat is now available to watch on-demand:

If you don’t want to watch it, or don’t have time to, but do want to know when it will be available to purchase, or view some screenshots, you’re in luck: it’s announced at the end that it will be made available on Thursday (if you want to stock up on SimPoints ready, you can use the coupon code “simheart” to get 20% off until Thursday), and there’s some screenshots over on TheSims3.com forums:
> “Special Announcement!” at TheSims3.com

Source: “The Sims 3 Lunar Lakes Live Chat” at EA

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New Town Announced, Find Out More At Live Chat Tuesday

Friday 10th February 2012 | 11:50 pm UK time | Categories

EA has announced another town to be released on The Sims 3 Store, called Lunar Lakes. The name, picture and limited details given suggest it’s set on another planet. And there are very limited details, as the first I’ve heard of it is in the page for a live chat about the town which will take place on Tuesday at 10 am PST (that’s 6 pm GMT/UTC), and that doesn’t say much at all about the town itself. So I guess we can find out about it by watching the show. You can see the aforementioned picture and register for a reminder email on the page.
> “The Sims 3 Lunar Lakes Live Chat” at EA

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