Tattoo System in SIMS 3 Ambitions Game
Last week, a new expansion pack for The SIMS 3 Ambitions was announced (you know, the game where you play god and manipulate the lives of little virtual people). In this pack, are new career opportunities for these simulated peeps and guess what job is now available in the latest edition? Yup, tattoo artist (why else would I blog this?).
Here's a screen cap above of the tattoo shop where your SIM will create beautiful works of body art like the flash seen on the walls. Now all SIMS can sport the 90s tramp stamp and douche-indentifying barbed wire armband. sigh. Watch the game trailer here.
The Associate Producer on the SIMS 3 development team did a quick Q&A, which can be found on Electronic Theater, and here's a taste of what he said about the tattoos:
"Using the tattoo chair in game (or at the local Salon) your Sims can tattoo their neighbors with both fantastic and questionable body art, for a price, of course. The Tattoo System is an incredibly powerful new creative tool for our players. Players can apply multiple tattoos in up to five layers, scale them, change the colors, and even modify opacity. Players can also upload and share these tattoos on the exchange, giving our community yet another creative outlet. There's a lot of variety!"
While all the body art seen in the trailer seems "questionable," I agree that it's an added creative dimension to the game that appears pretty cool. Just wish that developers would hire real tattooists to work on the designs instead of getting stuck with the same ole cliches.