The Sims 4's first expansion pack comes out this week. In addition to all the cool new career-focused additions Get To Work brings to the game, it also adds aliens into the mix. Here's what you need to do to find them.
YouTube channel Somewhat Awesome Games — who previously uncovered the legendary Nintendo easter egg "Totaka's Song" in Mario Kart 8 — posted a handy guide for any Simmers who want to get straight to the alien stuff in Get To Work:
Here are the steps you should follow, in text form:
- Reach Level 9 in the Science career path.
- Invent the "Electroflux Wormhole Generator" device. Since people only have access to pre-release builds right now (the expansion comes out tomorrow), the full list of required parts isn't spelled out yet. I'll update this once I have that information.
- Install the wormhole generator on a spaceship — either one that you own and have installed at your scientist Sim's personal home, or the one located at the snazzy new research facility the expansion pack adds to the game.
- Select "Travel Through Wormhole" from the available options when clicking on the upgrades spaceship.
After a (hopefully brief) loading screen, you'll touch down on the alien planet. Once you're there, you can start doing normal Sims stuff — albeit in an, erm, alien environment. Like...greeting with the aliens:
Since this is The Sims, conversation invariably leads to chatting the aliens up. Yes, that means you can invite them back to earth and indulge in a little cross-species Woo-hoo action:
...which leads to aliens babies, of course!
Still no toddlers, sadly. I guess even the alien technology wasn't sophisticated enough to pull that off. Yet. I still have my fingers crossed.
If you want to hold off on interplanetary travel and try your hand at alien Sim-building without going through the above steps, you can do that too. The popular Sims blog SimsVIP has a detailed tutorial for creating your own extraterrestrial Sims from the outset — i.e., without even locating all the new secrets first. All you have to do is select the "add alien" option in the game's Create-A-Sim (CAS) menu when you first start building a new Sim. Then you're off to the races:
Alien Sims don't have access to all of the standard CAS features like, say, facial hair. But they're also aliens! Do you really expect them to grow beards? If you do, well... I'm sure there will be some custom content that allows you to pump out bearded aliens Sims to your heart's content by week's end.