Aspirations & plans: lessons learned from The Sims

The Sims is a popular franchise which focuses on establishing a fulfilling home life while also creating goals for a lifetime. Players develop their Sims starting as young as children within a family all the way through the older stages of adulthood. Along the way they make decisions on whom to socialize with, what skills…

Skill trees: choosing a path to follow 

We spend a lot of time planning out our future, dreaming up what we wish to become, to achieve, and what we’ll need to get there. What school we will go to, what our major will be, what industry we will work in, where we will live, what our hobbies will be? It can be…