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Little Computer People can be described as the "mother" of The Sims. When you load the game for the first time and personalise it with your name you'll see a house with several rooms like a kitchen, living room, bed room, etc. After some time of waiting a little person will appear and check out the house with all its rooms to see if he likes it. If he likes it, he will move in shortly and bring his dog along with him.

That's where the real "game" starts and that's what it will be like every time you'll load the game from then. You see the house and the little person living in it, doing all kinds of stuff people do in their daily routine. He'll cook, eat, feed his dog, read newspapers, watch TV and from time to time he will write you a letter to let you know what he feels or what things he misses. To keep it more game-like, you can "talk" to him in form of typing commands like "feed dog". You can also play cards with him and send him food or a present. There is no aim in this game other than to interact with your LCP.


Little Computer People Amiga Playing the card game War
Little Computer People Apple II Dinner time...
Little Computer People Amiga Playing anagrams
Little Computer People Commodore 64 Dancing

Promo Images

Little Computer People Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "The Activision Little Computer People Discovery Kit" -- Title on alternate package
  • "House-On-A-Disk" -- Alternative title
  • "リトル コンピュータ ピープル" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Commodore User Commodore 64 Dec, 1985 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1986 9.75 out of 10 98
Zzap! Commodore 64 Nov, 1985 97 out of 100 97
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Apr, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Atari ST User Atari ST Oct, 1986 9 out of 10 90 (UK) Commodore 64 Oct 26, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1987 57 out of 100 57
Computer Gamer Amstrad CPC Mar, 1987 50 out of 100 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Mar, 1986 Unscored Unscored
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Nov, 1985 Unscored Unscored


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1001 Video Games

Little Computer People appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Japanese version's character

  • PC-9801 (ported by Pony Canyon in 1987)
    • The gender of the main character was changed to female.


    • ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
      • March 1991 (issue #42) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time in category Original Games (editorial staff choice)
    • Commodore Format
      • April 1991 (Issue 7) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)
    • Computer Gaming World
      • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) –#15 Funniest Computer Game

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