PC Building Simulator is a single-player simulation game which lets you play the role of a computer repair technician. You will be working in your own office, where you will need to complete various computer-related tasks like cleaning the computer from viruses or replacing the damaged components.The game was developed by Claudiu Kiss and The Irregular Corporation, and published by the latter in 2019, though it was already made available in 2018 as an early access title. It is available on PC (Windows).Gameplay and game modesPC Building Simulator is played from a first-person perspective. The core of the gameplay lies in the Career mode, where you open your own computer service. You will need to fix various computer-related issues in order to earn money needed to pay the bills. In your office, you will find your computer which is used to browse the emails from clients. This is where you can accept new tasks – each mail has a short description of what needs to be done and how much you will earn for completing the job.Jobs can be very different and range from a simple virus scans with the use of dedicated software to the careful planning of what components to use to meet the client’s expectations and not going bankrupt in the process. Not all of the jobs are profitable, and it’s up to you if you want to complete them. For example, you may encounter unsatisfied clients demanding a free service, blaming your bad service for the issues their computers are currently having.Usually, the job will reward you with some money upon successful completion. You will need it not only to pay the bills, but also to buy upgrades for your office, like an additional desk, which will allow you to work with more computers simultaneously. Additionally, the money is needed to purchase the replacement computer parts from the in-game online store. And there are tons of these, split into categories, like motherboards, CPU cooling systems, graphics cards, memory sticks, cases, and more. The interesting fact is that these parts are the licensed products known from the real world – you will see Nvidia, Intel, Zotac, MSI, among the many other familiar brands.Besides the money, jobs will also reward you with experience points. Earning enough to reach a higher level will unlock more advanced parts in the shop.PC Building Sim also features the Free Play mode, where players are free to build whatever computer they want. All the parts are unlocked by default and the money is unlimited, making it possible to play around with different configurations and to test their effectiveness using professional 3DMark benchmarking software.ReceptionPC Builder Simulator received very positive reviews, mainly because the title was a very refreshing addition to the excessively popular simulation genre. Reviewers praised the fact that the game is very realistic which helps to learn the basics of how the real computers are built and serviced. At the same time, they appreciated the simplicity, which makes building a virtual rig a much more enjoyable experience than it may be in real life.
The addition to the Sims 4 game offers weather and seasons to be added to your Sims’ lives. Thanks to that you can play out the whole year round with various seasons, holidays and special days. You can make the most of various weather, be it rain or shine, snow or storms. You can also plan holidays with gifts, decorations and special traditions.Experience Weather and its ImpactThere are four amazing seasons with ever-changing weather to immerse in and marvel at. It can get scorching hot or snowy, there can be torrential rains or mild sunshine. The climate is changing and so does the life of Sims. Weather impacts their habits and activities. It even has influence on their relationships and choices in life. The player can control them all: decide on thunderstorms or sun. You can go along the season or jump between them. Different weather requires different clothes. You have to make sure your Sims are properly dressed for conditions outside. Otherwise they might freeze to death or overheat.Have Fun in Every SeasonEach season has different outdoor and indoor activities. Sims can get entertained depending on the weather. Want to build a snowman? Make it snow. Want to ice skate? Jump ahead to winter. Dreaming of jumping in the puddle? Choose rain. Thinking of having a swim? You just need to move to summer and Sims can swim in the kiddie pool. What about harvesting? There is time for that in autumn. As well as for playing with kids in leaves. For holidays of different seasons, you can prepare home-made decorations or gifts.Celebrate Special Days and HolidaysEach season has its special days: New Year’s Eve, Love Day, Winterfest and more. There are decorations suitable for each holiday that will help enact traditions and the special vibe. You can arrange a date for them, party or a family meeting depending on the occasion. It is up to you how Sims will celebrate holidays. Your Sims will count down the days to their favorite holidays.Become a GardenerVarious seasons brings also new profession opportunities. Now you can make your Sim a gardener, floral designer or botanist. Thanks to flowers growing outside in the spring and summer, Sims can have plenty of work on their hands. Grow plants, create bouquets or analyze how things grow to write analytic papers. Unlock your Sims new talents by mastering their new skills, give them brand new outfits suitable for job and tools applicable in gardening.SummaryIt is an addition to The Sims 4 game, that works only with the basic game. It features weather conditions, holidays and new activities that comes with them. Relive the whole year round with spring, summer, autumn and winter. Celebrate New Year’s Eve, Love Day, Harvest Day and Winterfest. There are new objects, tools, outfits, hand-made decorations, furnishings and more. Also, the list of careers is expanded with those connected to plants. There is bunch of new indoor and outdoor activities connected to four seasons and holidays.Sims can develop new talents and skills. The Sims 4 Seasons can be played only in single player mode. The seasons can be customized when it comes to time: you can set them to seven, fourteen or thirty days. It means you can skip quickly through winter if you don’t like it and enjoy longer summer if you wish. The atmosphere, climate, graphics is strictly adjusted to each season. You can almost feel the scorching heat or the freezing cold through the screen as the outside and inside world rapidly changes along with the season. There is a feature of adding a personal holiday to your Sims calendar.