Alice and Kev: The Final Chapter

If you follow this blog, you might remember back in June when I made a post about Alice and Kev, a pair of Sims in the Sims 3 who were designed as a homeless father and daughter and observed as they made their way through the world of the game, every action–no matter how subtle–recorded by Alice and Kev’s author.

Well, it’s been a while now and while I won’t spoil the ending, I’m sad to say that Alice and Kev is now finished. It’s an incredible story, especially given the source material, and is at once heart-breaking, uplifting and inspiring. Definitely worth a read.

Hosted right here on WordPress, the author is awesome enough to begin the page with a link to the first episode, which allows new fans to catch up at their own pace without seeing any spoilers. It may seem like a lot to read, but trust me. It’s well worth it.

And if you aren’t already playing the Sims 3, here are the Amazon links!

The Sims 3

The Sims 3: World Adventures Expansion Pack

“Alice and Kev”: Being Homeless in the Sims 3

With the Sims 3, players have far more freedom when it comes to creatings interesting characters, be it mentally, emotionally or physically.  No longer are you forced to build a Sim based on only a few characteristics. Instead, you can create almost anything you want, from exciteable, lovelorn romantics to brooding, unpleasant loners.

Or, in the case of one UK blogger, a homeless¬† father-daughter¬† pair taking on the world of the Sims 3 with nary a helping hand. Created by Robin Burkinshaw, the Alice and Kev blog follows the everyday lives of two Sims living in an abandoned park without any money or easy opportunities. They rummage through trash to find food, beg other Sims for help and, recently, fall in love. Burkinshaw documents their misadventures with as little melodrama as he can, but nevertheless you’re sure to find yourself falling in love with this pair. Even those who don’t play the Sims 3 are sure to find the story touching, sad and altogether inspiring. It’s a surprise internet hit and, personally, I can’t wait to see where it all ends up! Check out the blog here or click the pic below! You’re almost sure to be hooked.

Also, in case you weren’t already aware of the Sims 3 channel on Youtube (check out our previous post for more info), the good news has come in that the Sims Channel is the most subscribed-to sponsored channel of ALL TIME, showing just how far the game has come. Check out the channel or watch a quick preview video here.