Although the world of The Sims is meant to give players ultimate freedom to do whatever they like, some choose to use Maxis‘ tools in new and exciting ways. Some players, for example, take The Sims and use it to recreate some of their favorite pop culture items.
One Sims 4 player, who goes by the username ian8000 (a.k.a. Ian Roach), has taken it upon himself to recreate the characters and locations from some of TV’s most beloved situational comedies (more commonly known as sitcoms). His work is rather impressive, both from a technical perspective and in how he brings to life these beloved shows, and highlights just how far Sims fandom can go. Check out his recreations in the gallery below.
It’s hard to pick a favorite, but Ian Roach’s recreation of Jerry Seinfeld and Cosmo Kramer’s apartments from Seinfeld is hard to beat. Even just a cursory glance at that sea foam green couch is enough to trigger thoughts of Kramer sliding in through the front door or Jerry and Elaine bickering. What’s more, Roach has created four Sims that look pretty close to Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer.
However, if Seinfeld wasn’t your weekday night comedy of choice then chances are Friends was. Here, Roach has not only recreated the apartments of Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, and Joey, but also their favorite get-together spot, Central Perk. Like with the Seinfeld recreations, these Friends duplicates are stunningly detailed, especially for a game that’s as limited (arguably) as The Sims 4.
Gamers who are interested in downloading either the Seinfeld or the Friends recreations can search through The Sims 4‘s downloadable gallery. Simply type in Ian’s username, ian8000, and you should find his work. In fact, Roach has a few other sitcom recreations that may be checking out, including The Golden Girls and Arrested Development.
Even though some Sims fans are disappointed that this fourth game ships with some features missing, there is still clearly plenty to play around with in Maxis’ latest effort. Ian’s work not only highlights the creative potential of the game, but also how dedicated fans have become in the first week of release. They will need to be dedicated if there is any hope for a sequel.
What other TV shows would you like to see recreated in The Sims 4? What has your experience with the game so far been like?
The Sims 4 is out now for PC.