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Entries from May 2009

Games For Change

May 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Maxis’ VP Lucy Bradshaw delivered a keynote speech at the annual Games for Change event. Gamasutra’s Leigh Alexander interviewed her about how relevant Maxis’ experiences with The Sims and Spore are to the subject of that event: social change. It’s an interesting read, this is what she says about creature creation and how penalizing the […]

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Tags: Maxoids · Spore

AlloSphere

May 27th, 2009 · No Comments

I love the idea of the Allosphere, a tool to make data available through sound and vision. I think it really will give us new insights in all kinds of processes, if it is made accessible enough.

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Tags: Art · Science

GA Camp panorama shots

May 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Earlier this month, a handful of the most talented and well-known Spore creators were invited on a two day trip to the Maxis Studios. During their time at the event they were able to meet the developers as well as create new adventures to populate the Sporepedia. Maxis launched their Spore Galactic Adventures Camp page […]

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What the guys of RC think of WTFday

May 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

G4tv interviewed some of the guys of the Adult Swim company, the makers of Robot Chicken, about that day they made the Galactic Adventures content.
G4: How did you get involved in doing new adventures for Spore Galactic Adventures?
Matt Senreich: There‚Äôs a guy who works at Maxis, Kevin Kurtz, who has been talking to me for […]

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Tags: Spore

PCmag Spore:GA demo videos

May 21st, 2009 · No Comments

New footage with explanations of Galactic Adventures popped up today, it is a demo that was given at the PCmag offices, the article can he found here.

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Tags: Spore · Video

Premade GA adventures by RobotChicken crew

May 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Read all about it: http://sporewtf.com.

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Galactic Adventures Camp @ Maxis

May 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Many of the talented creators of the spore community have been invited to give the new Spore expansion a spin. Sporedum has a list of links to the different accounts of that so-called GA Camp. As you would expect, many more details about what can and can’t be done creating adventures can be found in […]

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Tags: News · Spore

Herschel en Planck

May 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Today ESA launched not one, but two new space-telescopes: Herschel and Planck. It will take several weeks to reach their destination behind the moon 1,5 million kilometers from Earth.
Planck will look at background radiation collecting more information about the distant past of the universe.
Herschel will be able to ’see’ in a very wide range of […]

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Tags: Astronomy · Robots

Chris Hecker - Spore Liner Notes

May 13th, 2009 · No Comments

The other day I referred to the blog of Ocean Quigley, today it is Chris Hecker who is sharing insights into the development of Spore as part of the Spore Day collecting of questions for him. It is great to see the Maxis team sharing some of their experiences in designing the game.

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Tags: Maxoids · Spore

Spore Hero - Official Trailer

May 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

From Joystiq: the offcial trailer for Spore Hero and Spore Hero Arena. EA/Maxis released yesterday.

And shacknews has screenshots.

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Tags: Spore · Video