The Sims is a strategic life-simulation computer game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. The Sims concentrates completely on the lives of virtual people called Sims, where the player keeps in control of their virtual world and their daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, reading, and bathing. The player controls almost all aspects of the lives of a family either pre-generated or self-created. The choices made may guide a player's sim to a large household or a single life.
The Sims: Vacation (called The Sims: On Holiday in Ireland, the UK and China) is the fourth expansion pack for The Sims. The sixth expansion pack for The Sims 2, which is called The Sims 2: Bon Voyage, presents a similar topic to develop. Vacation introduced a new neighborhood, called Vacation Island, where the Sims may take vacations with members of their own family or with other Sims. Vacation Island is divided into three separate and different environments: beach, forest, and snow-capped mountain. Sims can obtain souvenirs from these vacation places.