Hi, I’m roBurky. I make stuff.

You can find more about me, more about the things I do, and more stories like this at my website:

You can find some other sims-related stuff I’ve done, like my mods for The Sims 4, at my Sims Tumblr:

You can email me at aliceandkev@roburky.co.uk


104 Responses to “About Me”

  1. 1 something July 15, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    i created alice and kev on the sims 2 and i made a bathroom stall and evrybody rings the door bell on there!!!!!!!!!!! and most peeps come just to go to the bathroom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 2 Nina July 27, 2009 at 4:29 am

    Are you a Girl Robin or a Boy Robin?

  3. 3 madmommy July 28, 2009 at 3:07 am

    Thank you for a great story…will follow this for as long as you enjoy doing it. Update whenever you like, we’ll wait.

  4. 4 Drake July 28, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Wow, you’re really good at spinning these stories about your two sims. I found a link to this site on some other blog on Yahoo, and then sat on my bed for the last hour reading it, even though I haven’t slept yet and have to wake up in less than four hours. Keep up the good work, and, most importantly, have fun while you do so. These characters are amazing, so don’t forget to take some time to admire your stories yourself, alright?

  5. 5 cartoonfansparadise August 8, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    this story is really good. i wish i knew what your graphics settings were… these pics are so detailed 😀

  6. 6 Macamoo August 12, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Hiya roBurky, I was just wondering, I know you’re using WordPress, but are you using a host? I really want to start a blog, but I’m really confused about hosts and stuff.Can you help me please? Or alternatively anyone? Thanks.

    • 7 macamoo September 7, 2009 at 7:09 pm

      Okay, ignore that. I figured it out. What I was wondering was how the posts are cut off on the main page. I have two posts and they are both full and on the same page (main page). Help?

  7. 8 Joe September 13, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    I Think Alice And Kev Are Great Stories And I Hope He Keeps On Writing I Also Agree With Zehh.Dont Change

  8. 9 Friedbeef September 22, 2009 at 4:16 am

    If you make this into a book and donate proceed to charity I’m sure it will raise a TON of cash!

  9. 10 Laurie September 30, 2009 at 9:55 am

    hi roburky, can I just ask you how you managed to delete Alice and Kev’s money? I’d like to try and play the sims3 your way for once, but that’s kind of hard when my “homeless people” are wondering around carrying somewhat 16000 simoleons they have left over from buying their lot… :S
    please help, thank you!
    p.s. Your story is really amazing, I read through all of your entries in one go cause you’ve got me completely hooked…

    • 11 roBurky September 30, 2009 at 10:11 am

      I believe there is a ‘familyfunds’ cheat that lets you set the exact amount of funds for a family. I didn’t know that cheat worked when I started, though, so I ended up buying a lot of fish from the market and then letting them go into a pond.

      • 12 Laurie September 30, 2009 at 12:23 pm

        yeah I tried the familyfunds one, but I’m not sure it works in the sims3 cause it just said ‘unknown command’ or something…
        Anyway thanks! I’m off to buy some fish 🙂 x

      • 13 Chad17 September 30, 2009 at 12:39 pm

        Do this:
        testingcheatsenabled true

        THEN you can enter:
        familyFunds [family last name insert here] [desired money from 0 to 9999999]

        Have fun with no money! LOL

  10. 14 Anna September 30, 2009 at 2:04 pm


    I’ve only recently had a look at Alice and Kev but it’s really good. I’m an Animation student and I’d love to have a chat with you some time when you’re not doing one of your many projects. I’m trying to get into games also, if you have msn…add Love_me_then_die at yahoo.co.uk…if not just email me, if u want to of course lol.

    Anyway…Love your stuff, Anna xx

  11. 15 Laurie September 30, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    thanks Chad17! I reckon a few more old cheats might work via that way 🙂 Yay, here come the simscheats lol 😛

  12. 17 Karen October 1, 2009 at 1:23 am

    this story is amazing…i just read the entire story in about two hours, and it has definitely changed how i see things. my dad photographs the homeless in san francisco and other cities he visits, so i have been exposed to homeless stories, but this is just a amazing. I cannot believe how much feeling a sim can have and it has just touched my heart. keep up the good work

  13. 18 mem October 2, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    i downloaded this to my game, and i learned that you can use others peoples outdoor to sleep on and stuff like that. and i was looking around in the neighborhood and there was a house with an underground basement and i saw that i could click on the tv and couch inside and now alice and kev are staying there to sleep and have some entertainment.
    and ps. i love this blog(: i have never really been into reading but if its anything about the sims im into it.

  14. 19 Lauren December 1, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Insanely creative site. Well done. Of course it makes sense that you are into game design.

  15. 20 Carolina December 30, 2009 at 4:16 am

    Hi Robin! I was reading the story of Alice and Kev and I have a few questions. Please email me as soon as you can. Thank you 🙂

  16. 21 Griz January 3, 2010 at 6:52 am

    This is amazing. I came over here from TVTropes and read the whole thing in one sitting. I have never played the Sims so I don’t understand the game mechanics or how much happens on its own vs. by player direction, but the story is incredible. It was pure creative genius to come up with this idea. Stephen King says he gets an idea and starts writing and sees where the characters take him, and sometimes they take him in strange and unforeseen directions. You have taken that an interesting step forward. Well done!

    Have you considered a FAQ? I know a lot of questions must have been asked an answered in the comments. Organizing those into a FAQ of some sort might give you at least a little peace from your inquiring fans.

    Thanks for a great project!

  17. 22 xSasha January 6, 2010 at 6:14 am

    I’m working on my version of it. I downloaded Alice and I’m playing on from then. I’ll post back soon when I’ve finished the story and you can read it (:

  18. 23 JP January 17, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    yo, iz u a guy or a gal? robin could be either see.

    respect, jp

  19. 24 Perfectionist Gal February 13, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Do you like writing stories about the sims? Are there any tricks of capturing for the story?

  20. 25 loladahl10 April 23, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Great story, Robin (:

    Great sense of humor, too.

  21. 26 India June 28, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    That was great.
    Really touching,
    but also entertaining.

    Like a good movie.

    I learned something.

  22. 27 Jess October 18, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Thanks for this great story. I’m inspired to start my own homeless family now!

  23. 28 Chase November 12, 2010 at 11:40 am


    Status update on your life, Robin? =)

  24. 29 Lottie November 22, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I love this blog! It’s so well written!

    I read this a few weeks ago, I got inspired to write a sims 3 blog story, so I did! It’s called Tate Grey, and it’s about this guy (called Tate Grey xD). It’s just generally another blog lol 🙂


  25. 30 Naomi F February 26, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Great story. It’s amazing how much you can come to care for a couple of pixels. I’m not sure if I will get a reply, but I was wondering what world you played this on? I don’t recognize it but it seems very interesting with lots of places to explore. Thank you.

  26. 31 Marcel March 7, 2011 at 6:58 am

    You had a great idea and made something fantastic with it. I only played The Sims for a month or so years ago, and you really made me want to play more and buy The Sims 3. It’s just sad that homelessness is such dramatically increasing phenomenon, which doesn’t take anything away from your idea. Thank you and congratulations.


  27. 32 Nando August 11, 2011 at 1:58 am

    Now that the Sims has been turned into a facebook game, are you going to play? I’d be interested to see how you could tailor the experience and reach a global audience.

  28. 33 grog October 16, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Hi Robin! I first read the whole story of Alice and Kev in late 2009. Very fascinating and an interesting study. You had said there were plans to write more later, but it’s obvious that you must have moved on to bigger and better things. If there are any updates or you’ve had time, I’d be very interested in hearing how Alice’s world has changed.

    Thanks again for such an intriguing read!

  29. 34 Abbas July 7, 2014 at 8:05 am

    I found this blog through reading Tynan Sylvester’s Designing Games book; it’s a great story and kinda made me feel like playing the game agian. xD

  30. 35 moseszd June 30, 2016 at 1:42 am

    I appreciate your keeping this up. I first read this before it was even halfway done.

    It was really a powerful narrative and I not only still have it book marked 3 computers later, but I come back every year or so and re-read it because it was so well done.

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