[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.
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…
[EDIT: Feb 3 2018] [STSYC #3: One In, One Out?] is now available.
So is the [notification video for #2 and #3 on YouTube], which I will only make for every 2-3 chapters.
[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 😉
[EDIT: Jan 29 2018] Since I decided not to be too ambitious with STSYC, the first chapter and trailer video are up today. Enjoy! 🙂
[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 🙂
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