With games like The Last of Us and Fallout getting TV adaptations, The Sims is looking to make its transition to TV as well—but this time, it’s in the form of a game show.
According to Variety, The Sims Spark’d is going to be a game show in the same vein as Project Runway and will have 12 contestants competing for a $100,000 grand prize. Rayvon Owen (American Idol) is set to host the show, which is set to debut later this month.
Redefine reality competitions with The Sims™ Spark’d, a new show where the only limit to what contestants can create is their imagination! Don’t miss the episode 1 premiere for United States viewers on TBS on July 17.
The show will apparently run for 4 episodes with each contestant specializing in a specific element of The Sims 4, be it character or home design. We don’t know exactly how these contestants will be competing, but I imagine it’s going to be the usual game show categories, from ‘most creative house’ or ‘most realistic character.’ It’s worth mentioning that there will be a 3-judge panel to oversee the competition.
GM of the Sims franchise, Lyndsay Pearson, had this to say about the show:
“Since its inception, ‘The Sims’ has been a groundbreaking experience, allowing players to create and virtually live out the stories they create in-game… That’s also why this show is so exciting. We’re continuing that innovative spirit, bringing our community together to compete and showcase their in-game storytelling on a reality show in an entirely new way.”
Catch The Sims Spark’d when it hits Turner Sports and Buzzfeed Multiplayer on July 17.