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Entries from January 2009

Robotic Spore Creatures?

January 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Sometimes art and science work wonderfully together, as in these Japanese robots. They are built to simulate primitive lifeforms, but don’t they look extremely pleasing as well?!

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Tags: Art · Biology · Robots

Gamasutra talked to Lucy Bradshaw

January 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Game developer art & business site Gamasutra conducted an interview with Maxis’ Lucy Bradshaw about the new expansions of Spore. They talk about how Maxis collect information about what people are doing in Spore and how the idea for the Space Adventures came about. Apparently Stone Librande and Kip Katsarelis are really the people in […]

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Tags: Maxoids · Spore

Spore: GA at New York Comic Con

January 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment

According to a press release by the New York 2009 Comic Con, Spore: Galactic Adventures will be present on the show. The date is 6-8 February, the place Jacob Javits Center, New York.

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Douglas Quin

January 26th, 2009 · No Comments

As reported here a few times, the ambient sounds of planets in Spore were designed by Douglas Quin. This same professor has worked on a documentary Encounters at the End of the World. This documentary is now nominated for an Oscar.

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‘Spore: Galactic Adventures’ Developer Interview

January 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

WorthPlaying talked to Morgan Roarty and asked interesting questions:
WP: In a lot of games, level editors are free. What would you say to the people who ask, “Why do I have to buy an expansion to get a level editor? Shouldn’t something like that come with the game itself or be made available as a […]

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Spore Adventure Editor walkthrough

January 23rd, 2009 · 5 Comments

Here’s a detailed walk-through video of the new Spore Adventure editor, posted by Gamepro. Although it looks good, I also think it implicates there’s no plant editor in there, hopefully it’ll be a separate part of this expansion, but to be honest, there’s no mention of it anywhere.

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Lucy Bradshaw about Spore: Galactic Adventures

January 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Hiki found an interview about Spore: Galactic Adventures with Lucy Bradshaw, Maxis’ general manager. The video interview contains more new game footage! You can watch the HD version over on Gamespot.

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Spore: Galactic Adventures boxart

January 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

BallLightning of Sporedum found us the boxart of Galactic adventures and another video. Enjoy!

Update: The following video I found on the official Spore forums, there is even some brief footage of the Wii version.

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Spore expansion video

January 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

CNET now also has the news about the expansions up, and they included some footage! Here it is:

Update: Shacknews has some dates for the expansions. The Hero games will come this fall, Galactic Adventures around March and Creature Keeper this summer.
Update2: VideoGamer.com has a more detailed preview of how to create the missions in Galactic […]

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Four new Spore products this year

January 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

More news about Spore extensions is slowly coming out. CVG reports to have spoken to EA’s Morgan Roarty about four new Spore products to be released this year:
Spore: Galactic adventures, which allows …
… players to customize their own planets and create their own adventures to share with other gamers

Spore: Creature Keeper, a standalone product aimed […]

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Tags: News · Spore