Aspyr has launched a developer journal to track the progress of The Sims 2 for the Mac.

The hotly-anticipated successor to the top selling the Sims title, The Sims 2 is currently in beta and is scheduled for release in June. You can find the developer journal on Inside Mac Games.

The journal will be updated at least once a week, and includes new screen shots and images.

Among other features, the Sims 2 lets players for the first time control their Sims over an entire lifetime. the game features a new aspirations system and genetics - in which the DNA of Sims can be passed down through generations.

In related news, Sims 2 publisher Electronic Arts has confirmed plans to make the game available for consoles, handheld devices and mobile phones.