Upon the completion of STM 2.12 in November 2018, AldoHyde has retired from Sims machinima and stories (unless explicitly said otherwise in future on his AH/STM blogs), moving on to larger projects in larger universes.
As stated in my FAQ post, I have retired from Sims Machinima/Stories after completing the last STM episode, since I need to concentrate on new projects in larger universes. Both my blogs and all my videos will remain up.
[EDIT] Oct 25 2018: Hopefully you’ve had fun digesting all of 2.11… seeing how it all makes sense in the light of the earlier episodes.
Expect the grand finale, STM 2.12, in the second week of Nov 2018.
What happened THAT night in the graveyard? For once, that ISN’T Specter Yard… 😮
There is plenty to digest in this long third quarter. Enjoy 🙂
[EDIT] Oct 6 2018: STM 2.11 is coming within the next few days…
[EDIT] Sep 25 2018: Hope you enjoyed STM 2.10!
The next episode, STM 2.11, would appear sometime during the second week of Oct 2018.
It’ll be much longer than 2.10…
[EDIT] Sep 8 2018:[STM 2.10 – Kenternate I] is the second of the “last lap” episodes. Some resolutions to the multiple cliffhangers in 2.09, and more probing questions, especially of how THAT baby looks like…
[EDIT] Aug 25 2018: Thank you everyone for reading STM 2.09!
The next episode, STM 2.10, would appear sometime during the second week of Sep 2018.
Orig Post: Aug 8 2018
[STM 2.09 – Identity] is the first of the four “last lap” screenshot chapter episodes of StrangeTown Monty, which take place in the main STM universe.
Expect the next three episodes to appear on the front page of the [STM Blog] in the coming months.
As I have larger non-Sims projects awaiting my dedicated attention, I’ve decided to finish StrangeTown Monty (STM) over the next few months. The final four chapters, STM 2.09 – 2.12 will be made in screenshot chapter form.
You can expect to read STM 2.09 around the second week of August 2018. Stay tuned! 🙂
[EDIT: June 11 2018] Who will Olive Specter get close to in her next phase of life in [OST #3: Midnight Hollow]?
[EDIT: June 3 2018] Who is next on Olive Specter’s “list” in [OST#2: DJ Spectra]? These chapters may explain the slight differences in the behavior of her ex-husband zombies… 😮
[EDIT: May 25 2018] The first chapter of the STSYC Prequel, Olive Specter’s Timeline, [OST#1: Early Years] is up today. Enjoy 🙂
[EDIT: May 19 2018] Olive Specter’s Timeline will quite probably appear next weekend, as I am busy.
The [STSYC Quiz] is also available today, and should only be attempted after reading both 10A and 10B. You may also vote on which ending you prefer.
Next, we’ll have the STSYC Bloopers and at least one minor Extra. The MAJOR Extra, “Olive Specter’s Timeline”, is a short prequel.
[EDIT: Apr 13 2018][STSYC #10A: New Challenges] is one of the plausible endings of the story. Read the notes at the end of the chapter for details about the post-STSYC production timeline.
Even if no updates appear on YouTube or elsewhere, new chapters will always be announced on the front page of AldoHyde.com and/or the individual series pages of the STM Blog.
[EDIT: Apr 6 2018] STSYC #10 will likely appear next week, because I am busy this week. Meanwhile, you still have time to vote on the polls!
[EDIT: Mar 31 2018][STSYC #9: Ultimatums] and its [associated trailer] are available today.
I may or may not make videos for the closing chapters and bloopers, but you will always see updates here on the AH Blog.
Please remember to VOTE on which STSYC victim deserves most to return. The other “ST” polls are based on [your own gameplay]. Both of these polls are relatively new, only started in March 2018.
While the Battle of StrangeTown poll is closed (how many simmers guessed right?)… two new polls about “Victims” and “Nervous vs Ophelia” are newly opened.
[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.
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! 🙂
[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: 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… 😉
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! 😮
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 🙂
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?
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] 😉
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 😮
In a crisis like this, nobody without strong emotional attachments to Strangetown would want to be within a mile of the danger zone! 😉
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), 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 😛
So stick around for STSYC, and STM 2.09 🙂
Thank you for reading, watching, checking my updates and staying subscribed!