For a musician, having your song featured in a video game is a pretty serious honour. That’s what happened to up-and-comer Kimbra, whose latest track Good Intent is included on every radio in The Sims 3 Pets. It’s not the version you might hear on your radio, however: Kimbra re-recorded her song completely in Simlish, the official language of The Sims, just for the game.
Here’s a bit of what it sounds like, as well as some thoughts from Kimbra and Assistant Producer Graham Nardone about the game.
Kimbra is currently experiencing major success in the AU/NZ charts thanks to her guest spot on Gotye’s Somebody that I used to Know, but some would say being named official ambasssador for the game may be a bigger treat.
Recording my song in Simlish was a really great experience because it was a challenge for me to record it in a whole new language. I had a lot of fun making this song in Simlish!
The beauty of The Sims is that you can create this whole world and design it the way you would like it to be, which is a really interesting concept. It’s creative, open ended and leaves the decisions up to the player.
The Sims 3 Pets launches today in Australia and New Zealand, bringing with it a whole bunch of dogs, cats, and even horses, for the first time in a Sims franchise. There are more than 100 breeds to choose from, and gamers around the world are already mysteriously calling in “sick” to work, just to spend a few more hours with the game. To hear more from Graham Nardone, check out our video interview from his recent Australian visit!