The Sims Mobile

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The Sims
The Sims Mobile logo.png
Developer(s)Maxis Redwood Shores (2017-2019)
Firemonkeys Studios (2019-present)
Publisher(s)EA Mobile
SeriesThe Sims
Platform(s)iOS, Android
  • WW: March 6, 2018
Genre(s)Life simulation game, god game
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

The Sims Mobile is a life simulation game based on The Sims 4 and The Sims FreePlay for Android and iOS devices.[1] It was announced on May 9, 2017 in a launch trailer.[2] The game was released on March 6, 2018.[3] It features a multiplayer component and includes story elements.[4][5] Development has been transferred from Maxis to Firemonkeys Studios.[6]

Game play In The Sims Mobile, players are able to create unique Sims with the in-game character creator (Create-a-Sim), build houses, start families and control the lives of their Sims.[7] The game introduces multiplayer elements, as players can 'interact with other players' Sims by attending their parties, tapping on an NPC (non-playable character), or rating their Sims as through a sticker system.[3]

Similarly to previous mobile games in The Sims franchise, energy is used when players take actions with their Sims. Energy can be restored through SimCash, which is earned through in-game quests and micro-transactions. SimCash can also be used to purchase certain premium clothing and furniture options in the game.[8]

Unlike its predecessor The Sims FreePlay, The Sims Mobile offers a closer experience to the PC series of games. There is a focus on telling stories through Sim's actions, chosen by the player as their Sims go through their career or make relationships. As Sims play through these stories, they are able to level up and unlock new cutscenes. Advancing stories may also unlock new furniture or clothing items.[9]



The game was nominated for "Outstanding Video Game" at the 30th GLAAD Media Awards.[10]


  1. ^ Farokhmanesh, Megan (March 10, 2018). "The Sims Mobile offers a more focused, accessible version than any before it". The Verge. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "The Sims™ Mobile Launch Trailer". IGN. May 9, 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Ruppert, Liana "Lili". "The Sims Mobile Officially Launches Today Alongside New Trailer". Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  4. ^ Grixti, Shannon (May 10, 2017). "A Proper The Sims Game Is Finally Coming To Mobile". Press Start Australia. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  5. ^ Mayhew, Ash (May 9, 2017). "The Sims Mobile is a brand new entry in the franchise, in soft launch on Android right now". Droid Gamers. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "The Sims Mobile Moves to the Land Down Under". EA. May 5, 2019. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  7. ^ "10 Things to Get You Excited About The Sims Mobile". Electronic Arts. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  8. ^ Suckley, Matt (March 13, 2018). "How does The Sims Mobile monetise?". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  9. ^ Ford, Eric (March 6, 2018). "The Sims Mobile Review". TouchArcade. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  10. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (January 25, 2019). "GLAAD Media Awards: 'Adventure Time,' 'She-Ra,' 'Steven Universe' Nominated". Animation Magazine. Retrieved February 13, 2019.

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