Skyrim fan builds Whiterun in The Sims 4

What’s amazing about the game is being able to create assets from one into another’s engine, like this fan did for one of Skyrim’s most well-known cities.

Screenshot from The Elder Scrolls 4: Skyrim showing the open doors of Whiterun.

Right now, there’s probably only a few people who haven’t played Bethesda’s monstrously successful RPG yet. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, and even those who haven’t played it probably know more than they realize. As one of the best games to induce mindfulness in its fans, beating even the likes of Minecraft, the open-world epic has all but transcended the gaming sphere to become something of a cultural phenomenon. One of the reasons for its popularity is the recognition of its elements, so much so that they can be reconstructed in other games with verisimilitude.


Streamer DrGluon recently uploaded a short video to their YouTube channel in which they managed to recreate assets from Skyrim in The Sims 4. Specifically, they rebuilt the town of Whiterun. The clip shows parts of the town that fans of the game will easily recognize, including the marketplace, the stairs leading to Dragonsreach, as well as Dragonsreach itself and the Gildergreen tree. There’s even a brief moment where viewers can see a Sims character sitting on Balgruuf the Greater’s throne.

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Anyone interested can head over to DrGluon’s Twitch channel to watch the VOD of the original broadcast, which shows the streamer building the city by The Sims 4, spending about three and a half hours of the stream building. Since Whiterun is one of Skyrimlargely because it’s one of the first towns players have encountered, it’s no surprise that fans are interested in recreating it in another game’s engine.

It is also very interesting that they chose to build the city in The Sims 4which, although it has a build mechanic as many already know, might not be the first option some would go for when deciding to recreate something from Skyrim. Most would probably opt for something like Minecraftwhich is the obvious choice, so it’s interesting that DrGluon went with something a little different.

Bethesda’s decade-old entry into the old scrolls the series doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon in terms of popularity. As one of the best RPGs ever made, there are seemingly myriad ways for fans to show their appreciation, whether it’s rebuilding Whiterun in The Sims 4, create mods or make fan art. This begs the question of whether the next installment of the series will leave such an impact in its wake.

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is available for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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Source: Dr. Gluon (Tic)

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