Notice: As of May 4th’s update, Aliens now have access to all Create A Sim content aside from skin details available to normal Sims.
Aliens from planet Sixam have arrived and could be hiding amongst your Sims! To create an Alien of your own, head into Create A Sim and select Add Alien under the Add a Sim menu. Most of the customization options have been disabled for Aliens, however the face and body shape adjustments are largely the same.
Aliens have their own set of pointy ear shapes, colorful skin tones, eye colors with varying iris designs, exotic makeup, and clothing. They have access to several new tattoos, as well as all of those previously available.
Their wardrobe consists of only two full body suits, each coming in several different colors. Child aliens are much more limited, with only one suit to choose from. Oddly enough, they can use the sunblock added in the pools update.
Life isn’t easy for an Alien in a Sims world. In order to avoid conflict, Aliens must disguise themselves as Sims. Some Sims might not take the deception well, and become angry if they discover an Alien’s true identity. An Alien’s disguise can be altered and equipped by clicking on the active Alien.
An Alien’s disguise can be customized with all the features of a normal Sim. The face and body shapes can be freely altered without affecting the Alien form. The disguise isn’t foolproof, however. Aliens must be very careful with their emotions if they wish to remain unnoticed. A high emotional state will cause their body to emit a glow, alerting Sims they interact with to their Alien identity.
Aliens posses telepathic powers, which they can use on Sims:
- Analyze Personality: Allows an Alien to learn all of a Sim’s traits.
- Empathize: While disguised, it allows an Alien to safely reveal their true identity. It also positively increases your relationship status.
- Memory Erase: Resets an Alien’s relationship with the targeted Sim, making them strangers.
This strain on their brain power can cause an uncomfortable moodlet, disabling their powers for two in-game hours.
Other exclusive social interactions are available to Aliens, such as:
- Scare With Probe (Mischief)
- Secret Handshake (With other Aliens)
- Discuss Brain Power
- Discuss Human Foods
- Discuss Weird Atmospheric Pressure
We hope you enjoyed our brief look at playing as an Alien. We’ll be posting additional Get to Work articles as we dig deeper into what the expansion has to offer.