If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like if Ellen Ripley and a murderous Xenomorph shared an apartment in The Sims 4, wonder no more thanks to the best Twitter thread you’ll read today. Gaming and horror fans unite as Maxis’ popular simulation game is given a dose of acid-blooded mayhem.
The thread is the brainchild of Andy Kelly (@UltraBrilliant), who came up with the ingenious idea of sticking these two horror goliaths together in a confined space. The multi-tweet thread has plenty of fun and frolics, even adding Ripley’s cat Jonesy to the mix.
I'm running a game of The Sims 4 in which Ellen Ripley has somehow ended up sharing a flat with a xenomorph. pic.twitter.com/ReyFZn2i2Q— Andy Kelly (@ultrabrilliant) February 6, 2020
As well as the Xenomorph making French toast, there’s a game of chess, guitar lessons, and the bizarre reveal that the Xenomorph pees standing up.
Writing for PC Gamer, Kelly explained how the idea came to be: “I once wrote a Sims 4 diary about two housemates with wildly conflicting personality traits.
“Then I started thinking about other Sim combinations that might result in entertaining drama and/or comedy, and it struck me: what if Ellen Ripley from the Alien series was sharing a house with a xenomorph?”
Kelly went on to say he picked Ripley’s Alien 3-inspired look because he loved David Fincher’s movie.
Speaking of Alien and games, Gears of Wars creator Cliff Bleszinski recently revealed he’d been working on a first-person shooter that would’ve continued the story of Aliens and retconned Alien 3.
Posting on Twitter, Bleszinski confirmed he’d been working on an Alien game that focussed on Newt, “drawing heavily from the Dark Horse comics”.
The game was going to follow adult Newt and feature Ellen Ripley in an AI role similar to Cortana from the Halo series. There wouldn’t be a likeness of Lance Henriksen’s Bishop, but a new android called Casey — as a nod to Newt’s dolly from Aliens.
Funfact: Before BKP shut down we were in talks to do a new game in the Aliens franchise with Fox.— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) February 10, 2020
Then Disney bought them and that got lost in the shuffle, darnit.
The untitled game would’ve been an atmospheric first-person shooter that took place on Earth as the Weyland-Yutani Corporation (once again) tried to weaponise the Xenos in a Black Mesa-style facility. Bleszinski reiterated that he’d only work on his own IPs, with the exception of Alien and Transformers.
Sadly, Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox led to the project falling through. As it stands, no one knows what’s going on with the Alien series or whether we’ll ever get to see Sigourney Weaver return to her legendary role as the Xeno-kicking Ms. Ripley. Either way, The Sims 4 just gained its weirdest coupling ever.
[Featured Image: Maxis/20th Century Fox]