The Sims FreePlay

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The Sims FreePlay
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Developer(s) EA Mobile
Firemonkeys Studios
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series The Sims
Platform(s) iOS, Android, BlackBerry 10, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
Release date(s) December 15, 2011
Genre(s) Life simulation, Social simulation
Mode(s) Single-player

The Sims FreePlay is a strategic life simulation game developed by EA Mobile and later with Firemonkeys Studios. It is a freemium version of the The Sims for mobile devices and was released worldwide on December 15, 2011 for iOS devices, on February 15, 2012 for Android, July 31, 2013 for BlackBerry 10 and September 12, 2013 for Windows Phone 8. The game made it to Kindle Fire in October 2012. In the game, players build houses, control virtual people called Sims to satisfy their needs and wishes, and let them complete different kinds of actions to gain "Simoleons", "LifeStyle Points" (which are currencies in the game) and XP. Unlike other Sims games, The Sims FreePlay runs in real-time and takes real time to complete actions. All actions must be instructed by players, unlike in the computer version, where Sims can have some degree of autonomy. Players can currently progress through 55 levels to unlock new content and create up to 34 Sims. In the game, only married sims can have children and there is a limit on the amount of allowable couples.[citation needed]



If you first time start the game, A 3-room house appears in the Sim Town Map, with a house symbol icon, meaning you can have the options for the house, but the house started in the tutorial, So when you press the house icon, you will be in to the sim creator. The sim creator will choose the style of the sims you want, which is from the wardrobe. The dice icon, in the sim creator's DNA, will choose the sim's style randomly. In the tutorial, you cannot abandon the sim until you choose to accept the sim. Some basic sim surnames may reference other real people's surname. After you add the sim, the tutorial, will tell you how to control the screen. After the tutorial will tell you to buy the Stains Bros. Toilet, an old, rusted toilet bowl. It says "FREE X1", which is also when you have the item(s) in your inventory. The tutorial will tell you to let your sim use the toilet, which accords that the sim have low bladder. After your sim uses the toilet, the tutorial will tell you to let your sim use the ceramic sink, which is also an old sink. After your sim uses the sink, the tutorial will tell you to expand the room size (the bedroom). After expanding the bedroom (or other rooms), the tutorial asks you to add the sky blue floor, only 1 floor use is free. After adding one, the tutorial tells you to add the wall (White Paint), to any room you want. After that, the tutorial will tell you to add a lamp, called the "El Cheapo" lamp. After that, the tutorial tells you to move any object you want, actually for the "chi of the object". After this, the tutorial tell you to browse clothes in the wardrobe (Pine 2). After the browsing, tutorial will tell you buy the Garden Patch, a planting place. After this tutorial will tell you to grow Bell Peppers. After planting, tutorial tell you to collect Simoleons from the Mailbox. After this, the tutorial will tell you to press the Simoleon icon on the house, which means you collect a few simoleons. After that, the tutorial will tell you to build the fire station. I also tell you to speed up building for no LP, Which means this is free to speed up. After the speed up for fire station,


The game currently has three types of currency: Simoleons, Life Points and Social Points. There are various ways to earn Simoleons in the game, including sending Sims to work, gardening, and baking. Life Points can be earned by completing goals, hobbies, offers on the online store, driving, or can be dug up by pets. Social Points can only be earned by completing social goals in a Neighbor's town. However, all three currencies can be purchased from the online store. The number of Neighbors the player had could once be used to obtain objects from buy mode for free. This was discontinued in the Neighbors Update, when the player would have to purchase them with Social Points. Construction-O Coins were exclusive to The Moving Up Update. These could only be earned by woodworking and could be used to add second and third stories to houses along with stairs. After this update, stories could be added to houses using a large amount of Simoleans and cookies.


There are currently nine career paths in the game. Skill objects could be bought from Promotions 'R' Us store to help increase a Sim's skill level, and therefore get a promotion.

  • Musician
  • Actor
  • Firefighter
  • Athlete
  • Politician
  • Teacher
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Artist
  • Scientist

Adults have a choice of the careers above while pre-teens and teens can go to classes as a student at Simtown Elementary and Simtown High at any time of the day.


Hobbies were first introduced in the pre-teens update, originally for the pre-teens only. Later updates would introduce hobbies for adults, seniors, and toddlers.

Toddler Hobby[edit]

  • Toddler Playhouse
  • Seashell Collecting

Pre-teens' Hobbies[edit]

  • Ballet
  • Karate
  • Diving
  • Figure Skating

Adults' Hobbies[edit]

  • Ghost Hunter
  • Fishing
  • Fashion Designer
  • Diving
  • Woodworking
  • Figure Skating
  • Cooking
  • Horse Tricks
  • Vaulting
  • Showjumping
  • Catwalk Modeling
  • Broomstick Flying
  • Spell Casting
  • Salsa Dancing
  • Breakdancing
  • Bowling

Seniors' Hobbies[edit]

  • Quilting
  • Bird Feeding
  • Cooking
  • Fishing

Teens' hobbies[edit]

  • Teen Idol
  • Figure Skating
  • Diving
  • Catwalk Modeling
  • Cooking

Town map[edit]

  • Park
  • Night Club
  • Community Center
  • Swimming Center
  • Snow Park
  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Restaurant
  • Royal Castle
  • Car shop
  • Pet shop
  • Supermarket
  • Hobby/promotion shop
  • The Salon
  • Fashion and Fancy Dress store
  • Children's store
  • Sunset Mall
Career buildings
  • Recording Studio
  • Movie Studio
  • Fire Station
  • Stadium
  • Town Hall
  • School
  • Real Estate Agency
  • Art Gallery
  • Science Lab
  • Party Boat
  • Competition Center
  • The Bridge

Life stages[edit]

Typically a Sim goes through six life stages in the game: baby, toddler, preteen, teen, adult and senior. They can have different actions in each stage.


Babies are the first life stage in The Sims FreePlay. To create a baby, a player has to buy a crib from the Home Store or The Children's Store, and then pay an additional 3 LP once the player bought the cot. Pregnancy takes 24 hours but you can speed it up with LP. Once the 24 hours is up the player tap on the cot and it takes you to Create-A-Sim. The player chooses what the Sims' baby looks like, (though some adult features aren't available for babies) and its name (though the surname has to be the parents name), and after it is finished your baby is in your house. Players can perform five different actions with your baby:

  • Change diaper
  • Cuddle
  • Play with rattle (rattle is 3 LP at the children's store)
  • Give food
  • Entertain
  • Have birthday (will happen automatically after Life Dreams quests is completed, costs 5 LPs before quest is done or if you don't want to wait-having a birthday makes them age into a toddler)

Players can buy a lot of items for the Sims' baby from the Children's Store.


Toddlers are easier to look after than babies in Sims FreePlay. They can sleep by themselves, walk by themselves and do a lot by themselves. However, some activities are done with help: Food must be brought to them. They need a person to look after them when they are in the bath.

Most of the time, they play and do activities: Riding toy horses, going to the swimming pool, playing hide and seek, and play patty cake! They can dress up and interact with pets. The playhouse hobby is one of the easiest to get LPs with-use the one at the pool or buy one for 20 LPs after In Da Clubhouse quest is completed


When one Sim is a preteen, he or she can start doing hobbies like ballet and karate. They can stay in a house alone and they get to complete school grades. They can also interact with toddlers.


Teens were released in October 2013 and can be unlocked in the game by finishing the Teenagers quest. They are now here due to Osiris, the friendly alien, fixing the cake system and adding a chance for a pre-teen to grow to a teen. They are present in the new update where there is now a new Sim Town High School. It will be a very successful era and in mid-November the release is expected for the new Sim's 'Teen Idol'. They will be known for love, relationships, socializing and being together as friends. They can become famous sims and players can unlock a three story mansion for free. They can stay home by themselves and look after babies and toddlers.


This stage is the main life of a Sim. This category allows for such things as having different types of relationships, work, hobbies and providing money for the household. By finishing the Adulthood quest, players can age their teens to adults.


They live their golden ages. From level 21, adults become seniors if they have their birthday. However, the player needs to finish the Seniors quest first. Starting February 2014, they can have a new hobby, quilting. They will also have new pets, such as birds. They can play bingo in Mystery Island and can win simoleons. But seniors do have a lifespan. A senior can pass away by a Grim Reaper when he/she is ready to pass away. It does not need a cake.

Pre-built houses[edit]

Players can build their own houses by buying an empty lot but pre-made houses can also be bought with Simoleons, Life Points or Social Points. The prices change depending on how many houses the player already own. Houses get more expensive as you buy each house... so make sure to save up.



The game is regularly updated with new content and has many events and competitions, announced at FreePlay's official Facebook page. The updates include elements from various expansion packs and stuff packs from the main series, each new update would come with new goals and sometimes hobbies and jobs. Several updates for the game have been released:

The Valentine's Day Update[edit]

The first update included new Valentine's Day themed objects and a new career option, Scientist.

Marriage and Babies Update[edit]

This update introduced the ability for Sims to propose, get married, "Woohoo"(i.e. sexual intercourse), and have babies. Sims that are married will move in and live together.[1]

The Easter Update[edit]

This update came for the iOS only. The minor update included Easter themed objects, clothing, wallpapers and floors.[2][3]

The Toddler Update[edit]

This update allowed babies to age to toddlers. A birthday cake would need to be baked by an adult, which will take them one day and at the time, cost 20 Life Points (now only 5). Toddlers could interact with pets. Costumes can be bought for the toddlers. The update also included new objects for toddlers such as toys, beds, bookshelves, wallpapers and floors.[4][5]

The Social Update[edit]

This update introduced social game features as well as some from The Urbz: Sims in the City, The Sims 2: Nightlife, and The Sims 3: Late Night. A party boat with a leader-board so players can compare their town value. New objects which could be obtained for free if the player had enou Survivor second Chance survivor second Chance survivor second Chance survivor second Chancegh Neighbors. A nightclub which Sims can visit, buy drinks, dance, bartend and DJ. Sims could now buy cats for their houses.[6][7]

The Style Update[edit]

This update introduced the Salon, where Sims can buy new hairstyles, accessories and tattoos. New pre-made houses could be bought such as the Skater's Pad and the Japanese Retreat. The update also gave players 20 free Life Points. A selection of outfits and hairstyles from Katy Perry's Sweet Treats could be bought from the online store for a limited time.[8][9]

The Pre-Teen Update[edit]

Allowing the toddlers to age to pre-teens. This update introduced the school, where pre-teens can be morning, afternoon or night students and also introduced the teaching career for adults. This update also introduced hobbies, the first two being for the pre-teens, Karate and Ballet.[10][11]

The Supernatural Update[edit]

Includes some features from The Sims 3: Supernatural. The first hobby for adult sims were introduced in this update, Ghost Hunting. Halloween themed objects could be bought and new places such as the Costume Shop, an updated stadium and a Competition Center could be built. A ghost keeper and a haunted house could be unlocked if two rounds of ghosts were captured.[12]

The Holiday Update 2012[edit]

This Christmas themed update included a limited edition set of goals which included Santa Clause as a sim. Christmas decorations could be bought and two new hobbies were introduced, fishing and fashion designing which will happen again in 2015

Pool Party Update[edit]

A swimming center could be built, where sims can learn a new hobby, diving. Pools could be built in gardens and objects for the pools can be bought. Swimsuit and Dolphin bundles were available for purchase from the Online Store. Sims would have to clean their pools regularly or they will turn green. The automatic pool cleaner could be unlocked for a limited time if a sim collected all the medals from diving. The requirement to have a fire extinguisher to put out flames or a plant killer to get rid of the Sim-Eating plants were dropped.

The Livin' Large Update[edit]

New beach-side lots could be bought, which are twice the size as the normal ones. Prior this update, a contest was held for players to build a Dream Home, the winner was included in the update along with other new pre-made houses, Neo Tokyo theme and the Beachside Escape. Sims could have two new careers, acting and Estate Agent. An automatic vomit and pee cleaner could be bought.

Moving Up Update[edit]

Players could now add second and third stories to their houses. They would earn these by a new hobby, woodworking. After this update however, the player would have to buy the second/third stories and stairs for a price of 300,000 simoleons. A limited set of goals were set which could allow the player to unlock fire poles, escalators, lifts and teleporters. A two story mansion could be bought. Adidas products could be bought for sims from the online store.

Climate Control Update[edit]

This update included features from The Sims 2: Seasons and The Sims 3: Seasons, although this update focuses more on storms and snow, ironically, the update came in the summer. A weather changing machine could be obtained, the first time being for free, after that, you'd have to buy it with simoleons. This machine allowed the player to make it snow, rain, or be sunny. A new hobby was introduced, ice skating. A snow park could be built on the town map and winter outfits could be bought.

Neighbors Update[edit]

The Neighbors Update continued to introduce social game features to the game, including some from The Sims Social, which had recently been shut down. A new currency, Social Points, which previously appeared in The Sims Social was introduced to the game as well as the ability to visit other player's towns. Only one sim could be sent at the time. Sims can complete new goals in neighbor's towns to earn Social Points, which could then be used to buy new objects and a Scandinavian House.

Mystery Island Update[edit]

In the update, players can get off the Sim Town for the first time and build the bridge to the Mystery Island. Resources are collected through random actions, which can be used to upgrade monuments on the island. Each monument has its own special power and can be upgraded to the Level 70. Two new plants are added, Simoleons Sprout and Lifestyle Points Lotus. Players can also build house boats, which can be purchased with Social Points.

Teen Update[edit]

The Teen Update, released on October 5, 2013, allows you to bake another birthday cake in order to grow a preteen into a teen. With teens, you can have romantic relationships as well as bad ones. Teens can access the new Teen Idol hobby and compete to be the Teen Idol. Players can also build Sim Town High.[13]

The Holiday Update 2013[edit]

The second holiday update included new objects and goals, which continues the story from the last holiday update. It also re-introduced some of the limited edition objects from the previous holiday update. The goals include traveling to the North Pole to Santa's workshop to help his elves make presents.

The All Grown Up Update[edit]

In this update, you can turn teens to adults if you reach level 19, and you can turn adults to elders if you reach level 21. You can also build the Bingo Hall in the Mystery Island.Master the art of quilting starting the fifth of February 2014 and have new pets, birds, starting the nineteenth of February 2014.

Life Dreams and Legacies Update[edit]

In this update some new things are added such as the Grim Reaper being able to take the life of your elders, the elders can leave behind legacies that go through the generation, and Osiris makes a machine where your sims can age automatically in certain amount of time depending on the life stage. However, to obtain all of these things the player must reach level 24.

Saddle Up Update[edit]

In this update, your Sims can now interact with horses.When you reach level 11, you can complete the Need for Steed goal set and unlock the Stables on the Mystery Island.

The Carnival Update[edit]

You can buy the Carnival on the Mystery Island. At the Carnival,you can buy different rides (for example Carousel and Bouncy castle) with Life orbs.

Let's Eat Update[edit]

In this update your sims can now cook starting at level 7 . You can also unlock the restaurant by completing the Sous Judgmental quest starting at level 16.

Barkshire Park Update[edit]

In this update, your Sims can now bring their pets to Barkshire Park. Barkshire Park is located on the Island, and lets your pets roam free and use slides, and practice Agility and Obedience. You can also enter your dogs or cats in dog shows or cat shows. This update also comes with the new "Animal Fanatic" personality for those animal-loving Sims.

Wizards and Witches Update[edit]

In this update, your Sim can travel to a Wizard's Hut and meet a Wizard. Your Sim can also open a new shop, Sorcerous Supplies. You can then buy a pet Owl, and a pet Dragon. You can teach your Sims magic spells by doing the Spells Quest, and after October 31, after you complete the Spells Quest, you can soar to the skies with the Broomstick Flying Hobby.

Currently there is an issue with the new update and Android users with a separate SD memory. The error states you need to delete some data as not enough memory but it doesn't matter if everything is deleted, a clean unit or moved spaces this error message still comes. Hopefully EA will sort this error out as many users are missing out on this newest update, challenges and risk their Sims dying.

The Red Update (for iOS Users only)[edit]

In this update, Social Points are converted to Red Points. Players can buy Red Points from the online store, and unlock the All Hands Monument, which is right next to the Science Lab. Players can also grow red flowers and make them bloom using Red Points. After this update, Red Points are converted back into Social Points, and all red items can be bought using Social Points. Red Flowers need 4 LP to bloom after this update.

Holiday Update 2014[edit]

In this update, you will finish a goal that will give you prizes like an inflatable sleigh, a snow globe, Christmas candles, and more. If you have finished the set of goals on time, you will get a living teddy bear with no batteries needed. If you did not finish the set of goals on time, you will get Lifestyle points instead of the teddy bear.

Update Features Includes

  • Thanksgiving quest
  • Christmas presents delivered by the mailbox -In this update only
  • New Christmas items
  • The Great Christmas Mishap quest (limited time reward: living teddy bear) -In this update only
  • Limited time location: Santa's workshop
  • Christmas goal prizes included in goals

The Mall Update[edit]

Shop until you drop with the grand opening of the Sunset Mall! Dress your Sim in this season's must-have fashions with over 500 new clothes, shoes, and accessories. It's your time to dress to impress!

  • Grab your besties and come on down to the Sunset Mall, there are over 16 new shops bursting with new outfits
  • Dresses,shoes,coats, and more!Your Sims never looked so good, with over 500 new clothes for all age groups
  • Show off the latest trends on the Catwalk with the new Modelling Hobby. Strike a pose to unlock new shops
  • Strike! Meet up with friends and try your hand in the Bowling Hobby. Knock down those pins to unlock the Juice Bar!
  • Take your new crush on a first date to the Burger Bar and order a milkshake for two - unlocked when you complete the Sunset Mall Quest
  • Kick into healthy habits with the new Juice bar, and slurp up a tasty refreshing juice with you and your friends - master every move in the Bowling Hobby to unlock it!
  • Experience Lunar New Year with your family! Hang up lanterns, and cheer on the lion dancers in the Lunar New year Quest - coming Feb 15

The Castle Update[edit]

A magnificent castle has appeared shrouded in mystery! Only those who are chivalrous, valiant, and honorable can lift the curse upon it and become the king or queen. Hurry, Sim Town is waiting for the rightful heir to the throne!

  • Lower the drawbridge and open the gate to the majestic Northern Glade Castle! Complete the Royal Lineage quest to explore the castle at level 14+
  • Take the throne as the queen or king of Sim Town! Create your royal family with perfect princesses and playful princes.
  • Be covered in fairy dust from magical and mischievous fairies.Complete the royal Lineage quest to welcome pet fairies to your family!
  • Hit a bullseye in the new archery hobby. Become an archery master to unlock spectacular statues for your courtyard garden.
  • Entertain royalty as a hilarious Jester. Perform sidesplitting dances and acts to unlock the throne room.
  • Ascend to the throne room to issue decrees! Take rule and affect Sim Town in new exciting ways.
  • Dazzle onlookers with jewel-studded crowns, gorgeous flowing gowns, and commanding royal attire!

Dream Homes Update[edit]

Grab your hard hats and pull out your blue prints, it's time for a renovation revolution! Bree the DIY gal is in town to film an exciting new home renovation show - and your Sims are the stars of the show! Create and customize with stylish new patios, balconies and basements! Your dream home is just waiting to be built at level 15+

  • Spruce up your home with wonderful patios! Decorate them with colourful outdoor furniture when you complete the DIY home: Peaceful Patio quest.
  • What a view! Enjoy the outdoors with breathtaking balconies. Finish the DIY Homes: Lovey-Dovey Balcony quest to let your Sims step out onto stylish balconies.
  • Going underground - create your own basement area as part of the DIY home: Basement of kings quest.
  • New and exciting Limited Time Prizes in the DIY homes series of quests. Be the talk of the town with the Make Out Couch, luscious planters, and a superb new mansion!
  • Fill your new balconies, patios, and basements with a range of stylish decor! Explore the Home Store for all the new items.
  • Sim Town builders have developed nifty ways to make your home even more special. You can now add hallways, create smaller rooms, and much more!
  • Take on new heights with additional floors! Now the sky is the limit with up to five floors waiting to be built.


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  2. ^ "The Sims FreePlay - Easter Update for iOS". EA Mobile Games. April 5, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Easter Update for iOS!". April 6, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Sims FreePlay - The Toddler Update". EA Mobile Games. May 10, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
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  6. ^ "Sims FreePlay iOS - The Social Update!". EA Mobile Games. June 21, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Social Update!". June 20, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
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  9. ^ "Style Update!". August 14, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  10. ^ "The Sims™ FreePlay - The Pre-Teen Update for iOS". EA Mobile Games. September 12, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
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  12. ^ "The Sims FreePlay: Supernatural Update - AVAILABLE NOW!". EA Mobile Games. October 25, 2012. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
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