Mod Turns ‘Skyrim’ Into ‘The Sims’
The lives of Skyrim non-player characters are pretty dull. They wake up, go to work, go home, and sleep. Occasionally, a dragon swoops into town to temporarily make things more interesting. But, the Social NPCs mod aims to change all that. It was created nearly a year ago by two computer science researchers from North Carolina State University and Universidade de Lisboa, but it’s enjoying a recent surge in popularity thanks to the Skyrim Mods subreddit. It uses a social model similar to The Sims to create new interactions between characters, including the player. They flirt, insult, compliment each other, and more. But, the mod only works in two very specific in-game locations near the town of Whiterun. You can see how it all works in the video.