I’ve been doing lots of cool stuff for the sequel game Something’s In The Air (SITA), but I don’t want to show it all because that would spoil the game. But a few teaser renders wouldn’t hurt. Back in October 2010, I was showing off sets I built for downtown locations. Those sets will show up in SITA as well, but so will a few others.
The above picture is Heidi, one of the datable characters in the game, but the salon shows up in three different stories, so I had to build a set for it. After searching every 3D source I could find, no one has ever built a “hair salon”, not even a barber shop. I found a few pieces scattered here and there, and found a tanning salon that I could convert. Basically it took a while to come up with something resembling a beauty parlor.
For you sticklers of continuity, Heidi’s Salon does make a brief appearance in the Date Ariane game:
And if you are really a stickler of continuity and still upset about Ariane’s change of hair style. She does shows up at the salon for a change of hair style:
Looks, like Heidi has her work cut out for her.
The Dress Shop
The second set I’ll share with you is the new Dress Shop. The dress shop is of course very familiar to players of Date Ariane, and was built using props from The Sims 2. In fact it is the last thing in the Date Ariane game that uses stuff “borrowed” from other games (earlier versions were mostly made from video game screenshots).
Well I had much better luck finding a pre-made boutique set I could exploit. So dress shopping in SITA looks like this:
Maybe if I have time, I’ll redo the dress shop in the first game to match. I’ll add it to the bottom of a very long “to do” list. Hope you enjoy the preview. Next on my list to do is a giant crowd scene at the night club. What was I thinking when I wrote that scene?