[ExI] Spore Creature Creator released

Amara Graps amara at amara.com
Wed Jun 18 15:30:09 UTC 2008

Hello Godlings and Game Fiends,

Part of Spore is released now: the 'Spore Creature Creator' for Macs
and PCs, in anticipation and preparation for the full Spore game release,
later this year.

I have a confession to make: one of the main reasons I chose my
Master's degree: 'Computational Physics', in the late 1980s, was because
I loved creating and being a master of my own universe. The physics was
the physics that _I_ wanted to include. I didn't care if my simulations
took 4 hours, the results showed my particles moving in the way that _I_
instructed them (Mwha Ha Ha!) to move in my own universe, and with always
a few surprises.

So then, Godlings unite!

Spore Creature Creator

Q & A

Will Wright's Spore Video

one caveat:
Spore Creature Creator for the Mac OSX

"Unfortunately, the demo only allows you to choose a few parts when
creating your creatures. You need to pay $10 to get the fully functional
game, which will be included as part of Spore when it is released later
this year. You can still create creatures and share them with the
central database now-a big part of game play in Spore-but creatures
created on Windows PCs with the paid version of Creature Creator will be
better. The web page states that you will be able to buy Creature
Creator for the Mac soon, but I might just wait for the full game to be
released. After all, waiting for platform equivalency is as much a part
of Mac gaming as the playing."

(who always seems to have important deadlines when she wants to
play with cool new technology)


Amara Graps, PhD      www.amara.com
Research Scientist, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Boulder, Colorado

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