Players Unleashed!: Modding The Sims and the Culture of Gaming

Players Unleashed!: Modding The Sims and the Culture of Gaming

English | ISBN: 9089642013 | 2011 | 221 Pages | PDF | 11 MB

It has been ten years since video game giant Electronic Arts first released The Sims, the best-selling game that allows its players to create a household and then manage every aspect of daily life within it. And since its debut, gamers young and old have found ways to "mod" The Sims, a practice in which gamers manipulate the computer code of a game, and thereby alter it to add new content and scenarios.

In Players Unleashed!-the first study of its kind-Tanja Sihvonen provides a fascinating examination of modding, tracing its evolution and detailing its impact on The Sims and the game industry as a whole. Along the way, Sihvonen shares insights into specific modifications and the cultural contexts from which they emerge.

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