December 5, 2020
Archives  News  Spore Soon To Go Gold  

Monday, August 4, 2008
Spore Soon To Go Gold
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 5 comments

In a recent interview with CNET Maxis Studio's Thomas Vu revealed that Spore should be going gold sometime this week. Will Wright's latest godsim will allow players to follow the evolutionary path of a species from its origin as a single celled organism to it's eventual entry into the larger universe of space. The interview also covers the surprising ingenuity of players using the Creature Creator, and includes a preview of the space segment of the game.

The best example of this, Wright said at E3, and Vu showed me up close Tuesday, was the creation of a skeleton creature.

They made "creatures we didn't even know could be made," Vu said, speaking of the skeleton. "The player removed the mesh from the creature, which is astounding."

He said that the team at Maxis had also "shied away" from offering creature creation parts that were too animal-like or human-like.

Yet, Vu showed me, players have found a way to make animals, and people as well.

"You'll see something like Hobbes (from the cartoon Calvin and Hobbes )," Vu said, "and we'll be, like, 'Wow, how did they make it?'"

Other examples of things users have done that were unexpected, Vu explained, include making a creature mounted on another creature.

"We didn't even think of that," Vu said. "It looks like he's riding a horse. The creature has a mouth, and the person riding him has eyes, and the animation held up, and that was completely amazing."
Head over to the link below to read the rest.

CNET: Spore Interview/Preview
Electronic Arts
Buy Spore

Other Mac Games News for Monday, August 4, 2008

Alpha Pinball Now Available6:00 AM
Battlefield 2142 Mac Patch Released6:00 AM
Blizzard: DIII Art Style, WoW Achievement System6:00 AM
Deliver2Mac Adds Jack Keane6:00 AM
Eschalon Book II: Weather & Climate Effects6:00 AM
• Spore Soon To Go Gold6:00 AM
View all of the Mac games news for Monday, August 4, 2008 on one page

Mac Games News for Friday, August 1, 2008

Apple Games Features UNO For iPod6:00 AM
Custer Sets Sail6:00 AM
Diablo III: Visible Boss Damage, Encouraging Bnet Play6:00 AM
Eschalon: Book I Price Drop6:00 AM
Sid Meier's Pirates! Coming To Macs August 296:00 AM
SketchFighter 4000 Alpha Updated6:00 AM
StoneLoops! Of Jurassica Released6:00 AM
View all of the Mac games news for Friday, August 1, 2008 on one page

Recent Mac Games News

Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008

Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.

Archives  News  Spore Soon To Go Gold