Meet Alice and Kev – the homeless Sims, created and chronicled by Robin Burkinshaw, a Game Design student in the UK.
Over at Alice and Kev : The Story of Being Homeless in the Sims 3 you can follow the heartbreaking story of this manic father raising his sweet but underprivileged daughter in an abandoned park.
It’s really amazing how the A.I. in the Sims, while obviously caricaturing the personalities of the simulated humans, still manages to somewhat realistically mimic the plight of the downtrodden.
Games as art? Games as social critique and analyzation? If not yet, then soon. And I think I’m going to have to go pick up a copy of the Sims 3 soon.