Sims voice actor reveals there is no Simlish dictionary and more
Fans of the life simulator (or vengeful deity simulator, depending on the mood of the player) The sims probably know Simlish, the absurd-sounding language people speak in the game. A voice actor, who has worked on the second game as well as others, spoke from his personal experience giving voice to these virtual people.
While the Sims language has a few classic phrases that from the first game and have remained in the lexicon ever since (like “Sul sul” for “Hello”), most of the language is entirely composed. Comedian and singer Kid Beyond learned this fact when he signed up to help people express themselves The sims 2 by working “hours + hours + hours” by giving them the floor for all the mundane or shocking situations they may encounter. However, a key fact about Simlish is that it can’t be just any old gibberish. It must have sounded like American gibberish.
So. I was the male voice on The Sims 2, and a bunch of other Sims games.
I recorded hours + hours + hours of Simlish.
When I started the concert, they told me a little secret:
There is no Simlish. ??
ð¤ – And no scenario. – ð¤
The actors are just gibberish.
– Kid Beyond – BLACK LIVES COUNT (@kidbeyond) June 28, 2021
So what was Kid Beyond’s method of voicing The Sims? He would take a magazine, turn it over and read “juicy” words backwards. Almost all languages ââsound weird when spoken backwards, and speaking English backwards provided that American gibberish the studio was looking for. Kid Beyond jokes that after some of those four hour sessions it took him a while to get his English back to normal.
The fourth and current interpretation of The sims is available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.