Friday, June 20, 2008

Spore Creature Creator

For those of you who've heard of Spore and have been waiting for it, you already know that the creature creator is available, and there is even a free trial you can download. For the rest of you spore is supposed to be kind of like the next sims. Made by the same guy at the same company.

I tried out the creature creator last night and have mixed feelings. Character creation is not something I'm in to, so it holds very limited appeal. There are a ton of people who love that sort of thing though, so it's not like this thing is not going to be successful, it will be. The tool itself is remarkable. We are talking jaw dropping technological possibilities. There is no game there though. After I make a critter, I can make him dance/sit/play/whatever, but that's it. Bores me to tears in just a couple of minutes.

When the full game releases there will be a game portion to this critter maker thing, but from what I've seen that game is not very interesting to me. What I want is to be able to make a handful of different critters to be used as my army in a full fledged RTS. Imagine playing warcraft where there isn't a set range of possible units you'll face.

The technology behind Spore aught to get licensed and used for custom design in many different games. If they built it right (odds are not good that this is what happened), they should have a really awesome character generator and AI module they could sell.

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Blogger Matt "The Bull" said...

I have test driven the spore creater and concur it is a lot of fun, now all we need is a game to play. ... A violent one.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Matt "The Bull" said...

Quad erat demostrandum ??

12:08 PM  
Blogger BugHunter said...

You are correct. No better way to shut up an MD than with mathematical proof that they are stupid. :D

9:26 AM  
Blogger Matt "The Bull" said...

yeah, its funny I havn't had any more md lovers.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Joseph B. Hewitt IV said...

Yeah that is still the question... is there an actual GAME there somewhere?

So... I am assuming that is a picture of you on your wife's blog. She's kinda cute, what did you blackmail that poor woman with to marry you?! j/k.

My name is... my name is... is.. Xpzcf...
Bless you.
Thanks I think I'm coming down with a cold.

9:55 AM  
Blogger BugHunter said...

Dancing. No woman can withstand the power of a guy who can really dance.

Oh, and once upon a time I was in pretty good shape.


10:42 AM  

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