27 episodes

Welcome to Sentimental Simmer, the podcast for all the emotionally attached Simmers out there! I'm your host, Gloria, the creator of the Sim Planner, devoted Sim mom and shamelessly obsessed with life sim games. In this podcast, we'll explore our love for our pixel people and talk about sim life planning, storytelling and memory keeping.

Sentimental Simmer Gloria from Yellow Llama Co.

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Welcome to Sentimental Simmer, the podcast for all the emotionally attached Simmers out there! I'm your host, Gloria, the creator of the Sim Planner, devoted Sim mom and shamelessly obsessed with life sim games. In this podcast, we'll explore our love for our pixel people and talk about sim life planning, storytelling and memory keeping.

    ✒️ Use The Sims As A Tool For Creative Writing

    ✒️ Use The Sims As A Tool For Creative Writing

    In this episode, I explore how The Sims can be used as a fun tool for creative writing. I shares tips on using the game for character development, plot experimentation, relationship dynamics, and overcoming writer's block. If you're a writer looking for fresh inspiration, tune in!



    Listen if:

    - You need to visualize your story before you can write it.

    - You’re looking for story prompts you can interact with.

    - You want to know how you can re-frame playing The Sims as ‘working on your novel’.



    ➡️ Head to the shownotes for the episode transcript and resources mentioned



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    Music • You Make Me Feel (feat. Silverberg) by Nova Notion

    • 15 min
    🎭 How To Play With Plot In The Sims

    🎭 How To Play With Plot In The Sims

    Bit bored of The Sims? In this episode I break down how you can use the same framework writers use to bring their stories to life - the three-act structure! I break down how this plot structure can introduce conflict and challenges for your Sims. Playing with plot and universal themes in mind can inspire your gameplay whether you are starting a new save or reviving an old one.



    Listen if:

    - You’re want the stories you play to be as compelling as the stories you read.

    - You’re bored of your Sims save file and not sure what to do next in your game.

    - You’re a writer and curious how to transfer everything you know about plot The Sims.



    ➡️ Head to the shownotes for the episode transcript and resources mentioned



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    Music • You Make Me Feel (feat. Silverberg) by Nova Notion

    • 27 min
    🔥 Cozy vs Chaotic Gameplay In The Sims

    🔥 Cozy vs Chaotic Gameplay In The Sims

    We Simmers are notorious for the wild shenanigans we get up to in the game. A Sim can never know if they will be part of a cozy and wholesome story or find themselves at the bottom of a pool in a basement dungeon, or sometimes both. We can have a lot of fun nurturing or nixing our sims, but what's the story behind these cozy or sometimes deranged scenarios?

    From creating heartwarming family legacies to unleashing your Sim’s worst nightmare, in this episode I talk about how much fun both cozy and chaotic gameplay can be.



    Listen if:

    - Life is too perfect and you want to add some spice to your game.

    - You need wholesome gameplay ideas other than playing a family.

    - You need tips on how to let off steam on your innocent Sims.

    ➡️ Head to the shownotes for the episode transcript and resources mentioned



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    Music • You Make Me Feel (feat. Silverberg) by Nova Notion

    • 16 min
    🎬 Gameplay-driven vs Scripted Stories In The Sims

    🎬 Gameplay-driven vs Scripted Stories In The Sims

    In this episode I talk about how we Simmers experience stories in the game organically through gameplay and how we can use the game as a tool to tell stories we've already come up with. I explore how The Sims offers us a lot of freedom to be creative.



    Listen if:

    - You find yourself playing the same narrative over and over again.

    - You’re a storyteller looking for a stage.

    - You’re curious what will happen if you let go of the reigns.



    ➡️ Head to the shownotes for the episode transcript and resources mentioned



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    Music • You Make Me Feel (feat. Silverberg) by Nova Notion

    • 19 min
    ✨ Why Playing Pretend Is The Best Part Of The Sims

    ✨ Why Playing Pretend Is The Best Part Of The Sims

    In this episode I dive into why playing pretend is the best part about playing The Sims. It’s of course a ton of fun but it goes beyond that. Listen in to explore why you should embrace the freedom of imagination within the game and lean into the joy of playing pretend.



    Listen if:

    - You’re bored of playing The Sims.

    - You’re curious why this game is so much fun.

    - You need help explaining to your friends and family why you love The Sims.



    ➡️ Head to the shownotes for the episode transcript and resources mentioned



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    Music • You Make Me Feel (feat. Silverberg) by Nova Notion

    • 17 min
    📢 6 Creative Ways To Share Your Sims Legacy Family

    📢 6 Creative Ways To Share Your Sims Legacy Family

    In this episode I share creative ideas and storytelling tools to help you share your Sims legacy family with others without the overwhelm. Putting your legacy family out into the world and letting other Simmers take part in their story can be so rewarding and help you stay motivated to stick to your legacy family gameplay.



    Listen if:

    - You want to share your Sims legacy family online but a Let’s Play or dedicated blog is too overwhelming.

    - All that juicy legacy lore and family history is too good to keep to yourself.

    - You’re a visual storyteller.



    ➡️ Head to the shownotes for the episode transcript and resources mentioned



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    Music • You Make Me Feel (feat. Silverberg) by Nova Notion

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Pirate Captain Hannah ,

We Love Our Pixel People

I just finished the last episode of Season II of Sentimental Simmer and I think it’s my favorite so far. I enjoy spending 20 minutes a week with someone who gets my love of The Sims and in particular the relationship I develop with my original characters. Simmers who are artists, writers, film makers, photographers, at heart will enjoy the resources Gloria introduces. The season II finale has got me excited to answer the burning question, “What shall I do with my 12,000 screenshots?”

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