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Monday, March 24, 2014 - 13:28

Het heeft eventjes geduurd, maar de winnaars van de Sims Fotoboek wedstrijd zijn bekend! De mensen die via SNW hebben meegedaan en hebben gewonnen zijn Djerano Sadiek en Marlies Stienstra! EA zal later vandaag per e-mail contact met jullie opnemen voor jullie adresgegevens. Zij zullen het fotoboek ook naar jullie opsturen! Gefeliciteerd namens SNW! :D

Hier zijn de inzendingen die hebben gewonnen:

Djerano Sadiek


Marlies Stienstra

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 23:00

SimCity is finally available to play offline!

Hi. I’m Meghan McDowell and I’m the Producer for the Single-Player Mode for SimCity that enables Offline Play. Starting today Offline Play is available for all PC and Mac SimCity players worldwide. If you want more info on how we got here make sure you check out Simon’s Engineering Offline Blog where he talks about the 6 ½ month journey from conception to completion. I’m here to tell you more about how it all works.

Read the rest of the update on the SimCity website!

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 22:45

Happy St. Patrick's Day from The Sims 4!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 22:00

Do you like creating artworks related to The Sims series? Then this should be perfect for you! Here's a blog from SimGuruLyndsay!

Hello Simmers!

Many years ago The Sims team moved to Redwood Shores – we got a fancy new floor with fancy new décor, we got to name our meeting rooms (Bladder Failure & Social Bunny hee hee) and make it our own.  Recently we've been given a chance to refresh our studio again! It’s time to put up some new decorations, new paint, new flair and we want your help!  You are such a HUGE part of why we do what we do – your creativity constantly inspires and motivates us.  We'd like to create some spaces in our studio dedicated to YOUR creations.  What does The Sims mean to you? Paintings, sketches, collages, digital art – what has it inspired you to create?  Send us your art – something that represents you and The Sims (any The Sims product that moves you) and we'll start creating a gallery dedicated to you.

What have you made? We'd love to see creations inspired by any of The Sims games – from the very first The Sims , to The Sims 3 , to any of the console games (hey, The Urbz had some amazing style)! Pieces can be any of the following:

  • Photographs
  • Collages
  • Paintings, drawings, sketches
  • Handmade crafts that can be hung on walls

Please send your physical creations to:

The Sims
209 Redwood Shores Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94065

Not able to ship something to us but want to share your creations? We’re accepting digital artwork as well! Send your digital wonders inspired by The Sims to: with the subject line: Artwork for the SimGurus

Get your stuff sent to us by April 4, 2014!

We can't wait to see what you will send us! Keep an eye out on our channels as we'll be sure to show off the creations on our walls! 

Thank you for continuing to be part of The Sims universe and helping to make The Sims the special thing that it is.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 10:34

Hi guys, for those of you that are Dutch or Belgian, pay close attention. Because you can win a cool Sims photo book! Short explanation: EA started a contest today, and SNW is helping to organize this contest! You can send in a photo of your Sims collection, a cool Sims screenshot, or a cool Photoshop creation, in order to win a Sims photo book! Go here to participate! :D

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 10:06

The Sims is 14 years old today! And to celebrate that, EA has sent us these lovely cupcakes! I will have my family try them for me, as I can't eat them myself *sad face* haha. Thank you so much EA! <3

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 13:00

I just read on Tweakers / that EA Netherlands is supposedly closing their marketing department. I have no official word on this yet. And I'm not sure what it means for the Dutch community. But it comes to me as quite a shock. I hope these are just rumours and nothing more! When we know more, we'll report it here!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 17:57

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a great New Year celebration! I celebrated it with my family. We had raclette for dinner. And at midnight we had oliebollen and some sparklers!

I hope 2014 will be another great year for everyone. SNW has done pretty good in 2013. I intend to make 2014 an even better year. Happy

I hereby would like to announce three things!


SNW on deviantArt

I recently started using one of my old deviantArt accounts, changed the name and contents. And it's now snwgames on dA. I will upload some screenshots and other Simsy stuff. So if you are on dA, feel free to watch snwgames there as well! I will watch back all Sims related accounts. Happy


Live Streams and Let's Plays(?)

I have been debating whether or not I should do Let's Plays for a long time now. I am pretty camera shy, and I'm also not quite comfortable with my own voice. It's even worse in another language. However I have decided I will do some live streams every now and then. It's a good way to overcome my fears haha. The live streams will be Sims related, but also SimCity and other games such as Minecraft. At first I probably won't be talking, I've turned off my mic completely. It's likely I will change this as time progresses. I have been testing the live streams already on my Twitch channel. The Sims 3, The Sims 2, and Minecraft all work fine. I haven't been able to get The Sims working properly yet but I am determined to get that one working as well. I have so many games and I realize a lot of people just like looking at whatever it is other people do in their games. So that is one of the resolutions I have for SNW! For the old skool members and visitors here, you may remember that I broadcasted my Sims 2 game back in 2005? I really liked that! We could definitely do that again. The question is, do I play and talk in English or in Dutch? I prefer English, and I think most of the visitors do too.


Finally: a new team member; Marii!

I have been running SNW by myself most of the time. Throughout the years we had some moderators on our forums and such. And occassionally someone wrote a short article about a new pack. But most of the work here is done by myself. And even though I am proud of that, I am not opposed to anyone joining the team. Like most people, I am very busy with real life stuff, and have a hard time doing it all on my own. I have every intention in continuing doing a lot of things on SNW, but it's nice if there are talented people who want to help out. Marii has written reviews for SNW before, and recently she also did a Dutch video review on Midnight Hollow. She has her own Sims channel where she does Dutch Let's Play videos. Go check it out! Anyway the big news is, Marii is joining SNW officially as a team member! :D Give her a warm welcome!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 00:32

Just a really quick update to let you all know that I'm trying my best to keep the website up to date with news, previews, reviews, downloads and more. But it's hard when you run a bilingual website on your own. So please bare with me! Also, I'd like to announce that more changes are coming to the website. I can't tell anything yet, but as usual it's going to be AWESIM!

For sneak peeks and updates be sure to follow SNW on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well! I often post quick updates through social media, so if you want to stay up to date, you know what to do! :D

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 00:01

I saw a tweet from SimGuruDelsyn earlier today. If you are in the area, be sure to attend! Sounds amazing, I'm a bit bummed I can't be there myself!

Retweeting this from yesterday. If you're in NY this Thur., stop by ComicCon for our "Designing for the Future" panel/…

Some info from the website:

Date: Thursday, October 10
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Location: 1A17

How do game and art designers develop a game with future themes? How much do you let your designer imagination run wild and how much do you play into expectations about the future derived from pop culture? A panel with developers from The Sims 3 Into the Future and SimCity Cities of Tomorrow expansion pack will discuss these topics and more and walk attendees through the new future worlds with concept art and in-game footage.



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