Digital poignancy – the lives of the homeless (now in Simlish!)

Again, this isn’t a proper blog entry so much as a heads-up for one of the more interesting game-based blogs out there. Meet Kev, a homeless, deranged Sim, and his daughter Alice:

Down and out in Sim City

Alice and Kev is an experiment in digital storytelling, and it’s surprisingly poignant, in addition to being funny and absurd. And it’s probably the best advertising for The Sims 3, even if that isn’t its primary purpose. Electronic Arts should be paying the guy.

For comparison, here’s one of the official trailers:

Picture courtesy of Alice and Kev by Robin Burkinshaw.

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