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Game Development Dictionary
The gameplay in The Sims is open ended. The player is not given a definite set of goals, and so there is no distinct set of win or loss conditions. The player makes use of the game mechanics in whatever way he chooses.
The Sims was very popular, and a number of sequels have been made. A new MMORPG version is currently in development.