How to Become a Game Designer in The Sims 2

by Nate Chang, eHow Expert ; Updated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • The Sims 2

  • The Sims 2: Seasons expansion

  • The Sims 2: Open for Business expansion (optional)

This is one of the best jobs for Knowledge Sims. They get to do the things they love and get paid for it! Since this is a dream job for many of us who play The Sims, why not share our dream with our Sims? The only hitch is that the Gamer career track doesn't pay much. If you can live with that, get your Knowledge Sim started on a career in gaming!

Play chess. Lots of chess. Or use a telescope every night. Above all, your Game Designer-in-training must be logical. You'll need those logic skills every step of the way to plan your next move, win your next match and conquer your next foe. Your Sim will need the full ten Logic points to become a Game Designer. Again, Knowledge Sims make great gamers since they love to do the things necessary to reach the top.

Do it yourself. Fixing broken machines, restoring cars or just studying. Anything to further your knowledge of Mechanics will be time well-spent for your Sim. One of the cornerstones of a good game is solid mechanics. They will need eight points in Mechanical skill to become a Game Designer.

Learn to paint. Creativity is also extremely important to the gamer at large. How can you expect to make great games without a vivid imagination and artistic skill? Painting and playing musical instruments are great for gaining creativity. The best part: Knowledge Sims will want to do this anyway!

Make a few friends. Gaming is one of the easier careers in terms of making friends. You will need nine friends to reach the level of Game Designer. Even though most of the people your Sim will meet are probably anti-social, it still helps to make friends. It's all about who you know.

Seek a second source of income. While being a Game Designer is great and will fulfill a bunch of Aspirations for a Knowledge Sim, it doesn't pay that much compared to the tops of other careers. If your Sim is a Fortune-Aspiration, this can be particularly troublesome. A second source of income such as gardening, restoring cars or running a business on the side can help solve your Game Designer's cash flow problems.

About the Author

Nate is a long-time game addict and holds a Bachelor's in Game Design, Literature and Film Studies. He likes to design tabletop role-playing games in his spare time, is an officer in his World of Warcraft Guild, and is an active participant in many different games on multiple platforms.