On this edition of Throwback, Mental Floss editor-in-chief Erin McCarthy explores the fascinating origins of the game, including its distinctive language, how ants inspired its development, and the love scene at a video game expo that made the game the talk of the industry.
A Brief History of 'The Sims'
The history of The Sims reveals a revolutionary game that was doubted time and again. People called it "the toilet game," and it might not have taken off so quickly without a pivotal kiss. The Sims took the mundane activities of life and turned them into an addictive experience that changed gaming forever.