|Developer(s)||Babaroga, Tricky Software|
August 25, 2008
September 5, 2008
May 19, 2009
|Mode(s)||Single player, multiplayer|
The simplified game allows players to try to survive as a multicellular organism in a tide pool, with the ability to upgrade its creature as with the main game. The basic gameplay is similar to flOw. flOw designer Jenova Chen attributed Will Wright's first demo of Spore as inspiration.
Unlike the full version of Spore, the main game is roughly an hour long, and divided into 18 separate sections, with the player attacking and eating other organisms while avoiding being eaten by superior ones.
On some devices, movement is achieved by pressing the phone keys in ordinal directions. Other devices also support touching the screen to move the creature. Certain iPods use the click wheel as an input method, and users of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPod Nano may use the accelerometer. Creatures are eaten by attacking with the mouth (if the creature has one); group-eating combos can be achieved with the OK button or center button on the wheel. A section is completed after the player eats a certain amount of DNA material from other life forms.
Every three levels is followed by the creature editor, in which the player may add an upgrade to his or her organism in four categories: perception, attack, defense, and movement. The 3rd upgrade in each category is a "superpart". The player also unlocks a mode called "Survival", in which the player is on a single screen collecting pellets while dodging creatures.
Other Games/Expansion Packs
- Spore Creature Creator (2008, PC) – The creature creator element of Spore, released prior to the full game.
- Spore (2008, PC)
- Spore Creatures (2008, DS)
- Spore Origins (2008, Mobile phone)
- Spore Hero (2009, Wii)
- Spore Hero Arena (2009, DS)
- Darkspore (2011, PC)
Planned Games/Expansion Packs
- Spore Creature Keeper (TBA, PC)
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