The Sims 4 (2014) [Beta – PC/MAC ]

The Sims 4 was officially announced on May 6th 2013, and is in development by Maxis, which will be a first since the 2004 game, The Sims 2. However a few weeks before, several images were leaked that appear to be taken from some sort of in house tech demo. These images were leaked onto SimsVIP and shown off. Judging from the following screenshots, they seem to be real, due to the official boxart posted by EA showing very similar character designs for the faces:




Although these are thought to be of The Sims 4, it is very possible due to the lower graphics style, a console game for the sims that may be in development. Judging by the city style and design, could it be the rumored, The Urbz 2?

Official Info:


Revealed by EA and MAXIS on May 6th, 2013, The Sims 4 is in development for Windows and Mac OS. The game will be developed by Maxis and The Sims Studio under supervision by maxis head, Lucy Bradshaw. The game was revealed to have offline and online modes, and will not require internet to play (unlike the recently released Simcity 2013). More information about The Sims 4 can be obtained on the official website. 

My Garden [Nintendo 3DS – Cancelled]

My Garden is a cancelled “garden simulator” that was in development by EA Salt Lake in late 2009, for the Nintendo 3DS. The game was nearly complete graphically, but it seems that the gameplay was not very good and it wasn’t very intuitive at all. The gameplay involved a mascot named Tanooki watching over you as you plant different color seeds that did different things. You could also spruce up your garden with objects like pinwheels. The My Garden beta had still no music, only sound fx. Some parts of the in-game text had dialogue dubbed, but only a few screens had spoken dialogue.

Some more info from IGN:

Players will be given six unique gardens to play, grow, and nurture. In order to advance, you must collect 300 unqiue plants with the help of the game’s guide and aid, Tanuki.

Tanuki will help you grow your plants by unlocking different suits that can attract certain animals to your garden. Shaking the 3DS will cause animals to leave while whistling can attract them.

There are also photo challenges in My Garden that players will need to complete to progress. Photos can be saved and shared with friends.

Thanks a lot to Gary for the contribution!