Everything is going green, including video games. The series of the Sims video games are adding a new branch to their family tree, Sim Animals: Reach Out and Touch the World. The objective is to allow more creative design for players. Gamers will be able to acquire seeds, plant trees, and irrigate them all. Sim Animals is a forest-friendly world for cozy, furry animals. The game is set to release in January 2009 for Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS Lite. Sims studio head Rob Humble promises that the game will lack conventional elements. The game will have both mischievous rascals as well as soft creatures. —Caitlin Baker