The newest game from the creator of The Sims — Spore is finally out in North America, few 6 days behind Australia and 2 days behind Europe and Japan. (I wonder why games always comes last for us?)
Spore is a multi-genre “massively single-player online game” by Maxis and designed by Will Wright. It allows a player to control the evolution of a species from its beginnings as a unicellular organism, through development as an intelligent and social creature, to interstellar exploration as a spacefaring culture. It has drawn wide attention for its massive scope, and its use of open-ended gameplay and procedural generation (Excerpt from Wikipedia).
The concept of this game is relatively new and Spore is definitely one of the first to bring it out. While it is hard to classify the game into one specific genre, the creator simply listed as a “god game”. The game itself can fit into the real-time strategy and life simulation genre as well.
This is one of my most anticipated game for 2008! In the game, you first start out as a single celled organism in a new world and journey through time. You evolves and obtain more features that would help your creature in its surroundings. Like a simulation of life on Earth, whereas you play as god.
Ultimately, your creature will become intelligent and form bonds / relationship. Civilization will prosper and eventually expand (or be wipe out). As more advance technology are available, your creatures would be able to build spaceships and head out to space for exploration and expansion.
That is the brief summary of what I know of the game. If you find it interests you, hurry and go purchase the game NOW!!