HERE IT COMES
Like a lot of gaming geeks, I've been looking forward to the release of Spore, due out this Friday. It's a truly original "game", from the creator of the blockbuster SIMS franchise, as this New York Times piece explains (image):
"After years of rumors, the game goes on sale Friday. Spore’s designer, Will Wright, is best known for creating a game called the Sims in 2000. That game, which let players run the lives of a virtual family, has sold 100 million copies.
It is the best-selling video game franchise of all time — an impressive achievement in an $18-billion-a-year industry that is now bigger than Hollywood.
Spore, produced by Electronic Arts, promises much more than the day-to-day adventures of simulated people. It starts with single-cell microbes and follows them through their evolution into intelligent multicellular creatures that can build civilizations, colonize the galaxy and populate new planets.
Unlike the typical shoot-them-till-they’re-all-dead video game, Spore was strongly influenced by science, and in particular by evolutionary biology."
If that doesn't vet your appetite for Spore, maybe this Spore trailer on YouTube will:
If you liked that, there's more...YouTube has a whole channel devoted to Spore videos. Hope that keeps you going until Friday.