Full FAQ / Sticky Intro

Aldo Hyde is a Sims 2/3/4 Machinima Director, Author, Critic, Game Guide Writer & Hyde Dynamic Racing Man.

He is best known for the StrangeTown Monty (STM) Sims 2 Simlish Machinima Series, a scientific conspiracy & psychological drama; its spinoff Sims screenshot stories: PVCS vs STM Football 2015 / 2035 Matches, and Goals of Daniel Pleasant (GODP), and StrangeTown: Specter Yard Conspiracy (STSYC).

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New Story – StrangeTown: Specter Yard Conspiracy (STSYC)

**Production on STM will resume after all STSYC chapters are complete.**

I am taking time to show you alternate universes that are very similar to STM, because this concept is particularly important in LATER STM episodes. So think about the similarities and differences between the STSYC and STM universes…

Thank you for reading, watching, checking my updates, and staying subscribed! ๐Ÿ™‚

[EDIT: Mar 13 2018] [STSYC #7: Liaisons] (and its [associated trailer]) is the short cooldown after the intensity of the previous chapter. Will the StrangeTown residents use their short rest period in the best possible ways, before things get even crazier?

The “Battle of Strangetown” Poll is based on events from STSYC #5 and beyond, so vote now!

[EDIT: Mar 7 2018] This is officially the most intense screenshot chapter I’ve ever made, especially if I think it’s crazier than PVCS.

Presenting [STSYC #6: The Second Battle], and its [associated trailer].

As we are still at the midpoint of STSYC, there is a strong possibility that a future chapter would get crazier than this one.

[EDIT: Feb 24 2018] [STSYC #5: Two More Teams Join the Fray] and its [associated trailer] are available today.

I will be taking a one-week break from all my Sims projects, so STSYC #6 will only appear two weeks from now. Production on STM will resume after all STSYC chapters are complete, and STSYC is about halfway though now (not including Extras). Thank you for reading, watching, checking my updates, and staying subscribed! ๐Ÿ™‚

[EDIT: Feb 22 2018] I’m still in the process of illustrating STSYC #5. I expect to finish in a few days’ time.

[EDIT: Feb 16 2018] I hope it’s clear by the plot of STSYC #4 why I didn’t want to make STSYC as machinima. I want this side story’s chapters out as quickly as possible, so a screenshot story is the way to go.

[EDIT: Feb 15 2018] [STSYC #4: The First Battle], and its relevant [short trailer] (NOT simply a “notification video”) are now available.

[EDIT: Feb 3 2018] [STSYC #3: One In, One Out?] is now available.

So is the [notification video for #2 and #3 on YouTube].

[StrangeTown: Specter Yard Conspiracy] is an alternate universe of STM. Both of these projects are still ongoing.

[EDIT: Feb 3 2018] [STSYC #2 – Pizza & Family Gatherings] is available today. The screenshots for this chapter are relatively easy for me, since I’m used to making machinima. Have fun reading ๐Ÿ˜‰

[EDIT: Jan 29 2018] Since I decided not to be too ambitious with STSYC, the first chapter and trailer video are up today. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

[STSYC #1 – The Pleas]

[STSYC Trailer]

[EDIT: Jan 25 2018] The pre-production writing of the Specter Yard Conspiracy (SYC) is going extremely well. As I am doing some experimentation with the challenging and complex screenshots, the series can be released ANYTIME in Feb 2018. Stay tuned… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Be prepared for the possibility of another hiatus for the STM Machinima Series, because I want to complete SYC first. It hasn’t been easy for me to seriously consider this possibility, but my priority is to complete as many Sims stories as possible, so it makes sense for me to target the “easier” projects first. Have YOU tried making machinima? It’s difficult! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

The real-life World Cup football season in June 2018 would likely be a month-long full hiatus of ALL my sims projects.

I will NOT cancel STM, as long as I am alive to finish it, because I know there are simmers who enjoy it. You guys are awesome to appreciate the complexities within the show. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

Meanwhile, do check out this mini-series by another simmer. How does the perpetrator’s modus operandi differ for each of the base game towns?

[Death of Pleasantview]

[Torment of Strangetown]

[Drama in Veronaville]

Isn’t it interesting how sims in the family bin are conspicuously missing? Maybe it’s a good thing for them to be “exempted” from scenarios like this… and be given the positive spotlight elsewhere in [other sims stories] ๐Ÿ˜‰

Original Post: Jan 13 2018
I have reviewed the script for STM 2.09, so filming can start soon. I will create a new post specifically for 2.09 updates when it’s time.

So now that you know that the STM Machinima Series is NOT cancelled

It is my pleasure to announce my next Sims screenshot story. Though co-written with Sims2Player again, this time, the main theme will NOT be football…

Instead, Strangetown faces a major crisis, and the premade residents have to defend themselves on their own ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

In a crisis like this, nobody without strong emotional attachments to Strangetown would want to be within a mile of the danger zone! ๐Ÿ˜‰

So Strangetown can expect NO outside help from other premade towns like Veronaville, or CAS characters from Hyde Dynamic, or anywhere else. Despite this being a “pure Strangetown story”, there will still be “vibes from the STM universe” in this new tale.

StrangeTown: Specter Yard Conspiracy (STSYC)

StrangeTown: Specter Yard Conspiracy (STSYC), coming Feb 2018

The situation in the STM Machinima series is called the “Specter Yard Case”.
This new tale features a completely different issue in Specter Yard ๐Ÿ˜›

So stick around for STSYC, and STM 2.09 ๐Ÿ™‚
Thank you for reading, watching, checking my updates and staying subscribed!

STM 2.08(B) – 100%

Happy New Year everyone! Once again, thank you to all simmers who had supported me and my work over the years! ๐Ÿ˜€

– Alarm bells sound at Hyde Dynamic Strangetown, but what is the true crisis?
– To what extent does the Secret Project logbook hold the answers to Kent Capp’s illness… and even the Veronaville Disaster?
– What/who will Jane Doe (Bella Goth) see, when she next opens her eyes?

[STM 2.08(B) – XB-602-1023 – Part 2]

After watching the episode, check out this [long Blooper Reel of images] and [vote in the open polls].

In 2018, look out for the next episode, STM 2.09… and another brand new Sims screenshot series. All I will say is: even though Sims2Player is involved again, there wouldn’t be any football in this new tale ๐Ÿ˜‰ Stay tuned!