Explore The New World Of Brindleton Bay!

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Hey there, Simmers!

With The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs* releasing on November 10, not only does this pack introduce some new four-legged friends, but a whole new world for you to explore as well!

Introducing Brindleton Bay, a charming coastal town full of cool new outdoor activities for you and your pets. We can’t wait for you to get your paws on it, so let’s take a look at some of the fun and delightful neighborhoods you and your new pets can discover together.

First, you can start your day off in Sable Square, where you can take your canine companion on a nice walk through the center of town while chasing after flocks of birds, and make a quick stop by Pupperstone Park to test your dog’s agility with a new pet obstacle course.

Ah, but maybe you’re looking for something a bit more… feline? Look no further than Whiskerman’s Wharf – a cat’s dream neighborhood and home to the Bay’s resident cat lady, Catarina Lynx. Send your cat hunting in the bushes and they may bring back some feathers they “found” for you. Be careful though! Birds aren’t the only animals hiding in the bushes and your pets may find themselves in a losing battle against a squirrel or skunk!

Regardless of which destination you choose, follow up your relaxing morning by curbing your appetite for adventure at Cavalier Cove. A sprawling coastal neighborhood, Cavalier Cove is full of little nooks and crannies for you and your pet to explore. (Who knows what mysterious treasures your dog will uncover digging on the beach!)

Not in the exploring mood? Not to fret! Bring a pet toy from home and use the open space to play a game of fetch.

Finally, as the day comes to a close, head on over to Deadgrass Isle. Population: PETS! Not a single human lives on the island, making it the perfect place to befriend a stray cat or dog. Build a strong enough bond, and you can adopt them into your family! But before you head out, make sure to climb to the top of the lighthouse and watch that beautiful Brindleton Bay sunset.

Now, a bunch of you builders have been asking if there will be a good variety of lot sizes in The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs. Fear not! Brindleton Bay will have lots in a multitude of sizes, including 20×15, 20×20, 30×20, 30×30, 40×30, 40×40, 64×64, and four of those lots will be empty. So get ready to build!

And that’s a wrap on our quick tour of Brindleton Bay, a whole new world tailor-made for cats, dogs, and the Sims that own them. From feline antics at the Wharf, to canine adventures at the Cove, Brindleton Bay is full of new and exciting activities for you to enjoy when The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs launches November 10th! We can’t wait to see what new architectural treasures you construct.

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*Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play. See https://www.thesims.com/cats-and-dogs-faq for minimum system requirements for this expansion.

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Jessica Williams Visits Maxis!

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Sul Sul Simmers! Two weeks ago, the lovely Jessica Williams spent time with Maxis to take over our official Twitter account and answer questions from all of you.

It’s always wonderful to have people in the studio who love The Sims, and Jessica is no exception. Along with her best friend Sally, Jessica came in to look at all your fun questions while taking in just how fun and silly our community is. As big fans of the franchise, there was a lot of excitement around the little details we put in the studio; ranging from colorful walls, to uniquely decorated work stations that reflects team members interests and personalities, and meeting room names such as Motherlode and Sul Sul.

During their visit, Jessica and Sally also enjoyed lunch with Maxis as they geeked-out over their mutual passion for The Sims; followed by an introduction to Plumbob Pictures to finalize her official Sim; and a final tour of the studio itself while getting hands-on with our growing portfolio of products.

In this picture, Jessica can be seen spending time with our The Sims Mobile‘s Senior Producer, Sarah Fuchs, while playing the latest soft launch build of the new mobile game.

Just afterward, Jessica had the opportunity to get hands-on with The Sims 4 on console (releasing worldwide on November 17, 2017), where she was so happy about playing the first true Sims experience on the platform that she did a little dance (and believe us, she would win any dance-off – hands down).

And to round it off, she concluded her day with SimGuruJM getting a walkthrough of Create a Pet and checking out the new world of Brindleton Bay in The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs* for PC and Mac, releasing worldwide on November 10, 2017.

Overall, it was such a pleasure having Jessica and Sally join us for a day of all things Sims, and we hope they come see us again real soon. For now, be sure to follow Jessica Williams on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with all of her fun adventures.

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*Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play.

Open Your Very Own Vet Clinic!

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Hello Simmers! Roll up your sleeves and get ready to work, because The Sims™ 4 Cats & Dogs* has arguably our best business venue yet. In this latest expansion, your Sims can open a Vet clinic and begin working as the local town Vet. In doing so, they can design the clinic however they wish in Build mode to match their personal style and hire a staff.

Naturally, give employees raises, fire and discipline them, or even force them to wear ridiculous outfits. Or, normal ones, but where’s the fun in that? Those with Outdoor Retreat can have their Veterinarians wear the bear suit!

Much of the action revolves around your Sim improving their Vet Skills, which is key because your Sims themselves are the vets. If you want, train the entire family as your staff to maximize the number of clients you can serve and save on wages! The first stop is the exam table. Here, your Sim will need to carefully balance the patient’s stress levels while performing tests to diagnose the issue. There are a variety of new ailments in the game, like Fleas, Gilded Guts Disorder, and Advanced Swamp Mouth. Once you isolate the cause, you can perform the treatment and collect payment.

Or, you can take a shot in the dark and see where that leads you. But, beware! Using the wrong treatment will cost your Sims valuable time, Simoleons, and heavily stress out your patient!

Some treatments are too complicated for the exam table and require surgery. Luckily, we have a robust surgery station to perform these complicated treatments. Your Sim can also spay, un-spay, neuter, and un-neuter pets as well. Sadly, pets emerge wearing the cone of shame, but don’t worry, it only lasts for a short time.

When not serving patients in need, your Sims can also craft new Medicines (or direct employees to do it) to sell in the vending machine, use on their own pets, or administer at the exam table to de-stress pets. There’s never a dull moment at the vet clinic!

Long term, pay to train your best employees, or unlock powerful new perks to improve your business further. There’s so much to discover at the vet, and so many ways to customize the experience to enjoy it on your terms.

The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs has so many new things to do, but we made sure players who love earning Simoleons and telling stories have a great new way to do just that as a veterinarian. This is a first for The Sims and we cannot wait to see what you think about it. Perfect that bedside manner and prepare some proper puppy care this November!

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*Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play. See https://www.thesims.com/cats-and-dogs-faq for minimum system requirements for this expansion.

 

Celebrate Diwali In Game Today!

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Today members of our community are celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Lights. If you have the Holiday Celebration Pack* you will find new clothing and items for your Sims to join in on the celebration.

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is the Hindu Festival of Lights that is celebrated every year in the autumn within the northern hemisphere and the spring in the southern hemisphere. On a spiritual level, it signifies the victory of the light over the darkness, knowledge over ignorance, hope over despair, and good over evil.

This festival dates as far back as ancient times and is considered one of the happiest holidays in India. People take the time to clean and decorate their homes in preparation for the festival and adorn themselves with new clothing. In your game, you will find the following new items to help your Sims celebrate:

New Create a Sim assets found in the Holiday Celebration Park:

•  Full Body Outfits for Adults
•  Full Body Outfits for Children
•  A female child earring accessory
•  Adult, female hair
•  Child, female hair

New objects found in the Holiday Celebration Park:

•  Diya, a clay lamp
•  3 Rangoli inspired rugs, each with several colorful patterns
•  A 3×3 grid of candle lights that you can place on top of other objects, such as the Rangoli inspired rugs.
•  4 different wall hanging string lights, that can be mixed, matched, and overlapped to create interesting displays of festive lights.

We hope that you enjoy this new content for your game and we wish all of our Simmers a Happy Diwali!

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*Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play.