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Spore could be the greatest god game so far

Evolution, Civilisation and SimCity all in one
Thu Mar 02 2006, 07:20
THE CREATOR of the Sims Will Wright has been showing off his latest creation "Spore" at a recent Game Developer's Conference.

According to film that someone has kindly placed on the world wide wibble, which shows Wright demonstrating the game, it looks like it will be the god game to end all god games.

You start off building a creature from pond life, help it evolve through the age of dinosaurs, obtain sentience, culture, built cities, fight wars, fly off into outer space, terra-form worlds and explore the galaxy.

Wright says that Spore will be networked so that other player's creatures and cities can appear on your world and galaxy if you build the correct eco-systems.

The game is complex in its outlook and if the final version can pull off the depth of its beta it will be a huge success. The downside of the game appears to be fairly cutesie, blockie graphics, although it is a nice touch to play romantic music when the creatures mate. µ


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