Hi, I’m Suanne


I’ve been playing The Sims since it launched, but my gamer girl life began in the early 80s with the Atari 2600 that I won in a Halloween costume contest. Back in the day I could play Pac Man for an hour on a single quarter, and I was pretty good at hitting Asteroids too. 

After the Atari, my next game system was a Sega Master System, I also began playing on PC (an Amiga) with Leather Goddesses of Phobos, fast forward to the end of the 80s and I started working at SEGA of America in South San Francisco. I joined the team the weekend SEGA Genesis launched and enjoyed answering game play calls and letters for many years, I even helped write game hint walk-throughs for several titles including Alex Kidd in Miracle World and Altered Beast. Arnold Palmer Golf and Columns on Genesis were two of my favorite games. I’ve also enjoyed playing on Dreamcast, Xbox, Xbox 360, PS 2 and PS 3. Some of my favorite console games are Zuma Deluxe, Bejeweled, LIPS, Left 4 Dead & Left 4 Dead 2, and Warframe.

I love that The Sims allows me to explore my creativity through building, creating stories, and recoloring content.

I was born on the island of Oahu – grew up in the SF Bay Area in a liberal and multi-cultural environment, in July of 2008 I moved cross-country to RVA – and December of 2016 I moved to Houston Texas.

I grew up figure skating, thinking I’d tour with the Ice Capades, then coach and design skating costumes. I passed auditions for both the Ice Capades and Ice Follies but missed the weight requirements by 9 and 13lbs respectively. I tried for two years to lose those 9 pounds before accepting it wasn’t going to happen for me.

For most of my life I  waited for my weight to be in a magical, and fictional, perfect place so that I would be “worthy”…Yeah, I know…this is me not waiting for things that aren’t real anymore. I’m optimistic about the future, and I cannot wait to relax into the life I’m creating now.

Suanne Brady at the RVA Canal Walk photo by Marsha Maven
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