'The Sims Spark'd' - EA Games

The beloved video game The Sims is getting turned into a reality TV competition!


'The Sims Spark'd'

This past Wednesday, a trailer for the new show The Sims Spark'd was released. It was announced that the show will premiere July 17th at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on TBS. It will also be available to watch on one of Buzzfeed's YouTube channels, Buzzfeed Multiplayer on July 20th at 8:00 a.m.. Hosted by American Idol finalist Rayvon Owen, the show will involve 12 avid Sims players, or Simmers, to compete in timed challenges, testing their creativity in playing The Sims 4. The winner gets to take home a cash prize of $100,000.

The Sims has been around since 2000 and was so successful that several editions and game packs have been released over the years. In recent times, live streams and gameplay videos of The Sims have been popularized around the internet, possibly inspiring this reality competition.

The Judges

'The Sims Spark'd' - EA Games

The judges of the competition are famous Sims players and fans, including Tayla Parx, Kelsey Impicciche, and Dave Miotke (aka SimGuruNinja).

Tayla Parx is a singer-songwriter known for writing hit songs like Ariana Grande's Thank U, Next and Panic! At The Disco's High Hopes. She has previously worked with The Sims by voicing a character for the Sims Olympus project.

Kelsey Impicciche works with Buzzfeed and has starred in several gaming series on Buzzfeed Multiplayer, involving The Sims gameplay.

Dave Miotke, or SimGuruNinja, works with EA designing and testing games and has worked on several Sims spinoffs, including The Sims 4.

Don't miss The Sims Spark'd next Friday, July 17th on TBS and on Buzzfeed Multiplayer on July 20th!

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