I’ve been trying to find a short challenge that I can use to get back into playing Sims again. I’ve done the room challenge before but didn’t really write a story about it. You can find that one on my old blog here. You’ll find the rules to the challenge on The Sims forums here. Despite starting the challenge with Andre as a teen I do plan to follow the rules as close as possible. I thought it would be an interesting twist on the challenge and the inspiration is partly from the book Room in which a child and his mother are trapped in a room his whole life. I thought this would be a good explanation to why Andre is trapped as well as why he’s doing things that make money and also how new things miraculously appear.
I decided to do this first chapter completely wordless but I did want to explain some of what’s going on. The man abducted Andre because he feels if his slave has no memory of life outside of the room they will work harder for him. The room itself is actually pretty nice considering it’s Andre’s prison. The man felt that having a nicer home would make the child more content to work. On his birthday he placed a box on the fence and told Andre that he was to start writing books and to place them in the box and he would collect them every few days. He told him he would find other jobs for Andre and that he would be rewarded if he did well. If you’re wondering how Andre learned how to read and write it was from the computer programs that the man bought him. He doesn’t have the internet so there’s no way to contact the outside world but he was given a top of the line education through these programs. The man plans to use the money he earns off of Andre’s handiwork to build himself a mansion and live in luxury.
At first, I was going to have him building the mansion on the same lot but decided to move Andre’s room to a smaller lot instead. What I’ll do is “transfer” all the money or masterpieces that Andre earns over to the man and build the mansion on his lot. They are on the island in Windenburg far from Andre’s home in Willow Creek and very far from civilization. As Andre makes him money the man will gift him with “rewards” most of which will only be ways to pad his own pockets.