Spore Creature Keeper is a video gamespin-off to the 2008 video game Spore. The game is being developed by Maxis and will be published by Electronic Arts. Made for younger users, the gameplay is heavily based on The Sims and will use the same engine as The Sims 3. Originally planned for a summer 2009 release, it is now unknown whether the game will be released at all. The graphics will be basic, and the interface will be much simpler than that of Spore.