What kind of video game would a Russian steelworker make? Or a policewoman? Or your mom?
Rod Humble, the head of The Sims game development at Electronic Arts wants that question answered and revealed a tool at the Game Developers Conference today that will allow that to happen: The Sims Carnival.
The endeavor is a free web-based portal for creating, sharing and playing free computer games. That sounds dry, but think of it as a YouTube of video games. And if that sounds quite a bit like the Xbox Live Community Games feature announced by Microsoft just yesterday (the "democratization of game development" is a popular idea at GDC this year). then recognize this key difference: creating games using The Sims Carnival requires zero programming skills.