June 15th, 2008
|09:46 pm - spooooooooooooooooooooore|
The trial version of the Spore Creature Creator was put on a CDROM for some UK gamer mag and now it's all over the intarwebs. And lo is it brilliant. Making critters is easy and insanely addictive. I made some!
This one is Jethro.
And this one is Rodney.
Plus you get little icon-sized doodz if you want.
Oh, and there's video. Here's Jethro doing a dance with little miniature Jethros. My god the full version is gonna be awesome with a capital Awesome.
Jethro's pincerwang is *disturbing*. >_< Thanks for the nightmares, Spatch.
I'm all over this like ugly on rice.
"Sorry to disappoint you, but that's not my mouth! Got four of those up here!"
Not to mention that Rodney's wang appears to have eyes.
Rodney doesn't have a wang. What are you thinking? You're insulting his visual appendage there! It's not his fault his snout happens to have grown up and over where his eyes go. Blame evolution!
I never can has awesome cracked demos. :(
It's not cracked, really. The trial program is to be Intarwebbed tomorrow, but copies were inadvertently distributed ahead of time on a gaming magazine's CDROM. Maxis has disabled the online features (you can't register and login yet to upload stuff) but seems to have said "Eh, well, it was an honest mistake 48 hours ahead of time, no real reason to get too pissed about it." It's creating some nice advance buzz, that's for sure.
And if you really want to play with a clean conscience, the creator standalone is being officially released tomorrow, so you don't have to wait all that long.
So it turns out that I really can't, after all. I tried downloading the Mac version, and it doesn't work. "Cannot run Spore Demo because the file is damaged or incomplete."
Three times I got that error.
Aw man, yours are so much more cool and creative looking than mine
. (arielblue linked me here.)Edited at 2008-06-16 06:21 am (UTC)
Based on the character designs I've seen, it looks as if there would be no problem having competing societies of Toejams & Earls.
Yeah, Toejams and Earls are easy enough to make, though clothing options are pretty much non-existent. I tried to make a Toejam and the eyestalks and three legs were okay (the walking animation was kinda wonky though) but you can't make his hat or his phat bling without improvising (and five minutes' worth of improvising with the limited features of the trial creator didn't do much.) Earl doesn't get his jams, neither, which could be potentially embarrassing. Also, you can't save a critter unless it has a mouth, which requires you to make some alterations (and there are no concave mouths yet, so Earl's outta luck.)
On the other hand, it is insanely easy to make a whole army of Audrey 2s.