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15 things you (probably) didn't know about The Sims

Early in 2000, with PC gamers engrossed in the worlds of Roller Coaster Tycoon and SimCity 3000, a new contender for the simulation crown emerged from the Maxis stable.

The Sims had sounded so mundane to early tester groups that creator Will Wright had feared his game would never make it off the ground. It would go on to become the biggest selling game franchise in history.

The following facts and trivia will enlighten even the most die-hard of Sims creators - but if we missed any amazing facts, be sure to share your own gems in the comments bellow.

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