360,000 Spore creatures created

Response to the upcoming sim's monster maker has been "overwhelming," says EA, with two varmints uploaded every second.

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Will Wright's simulation game Spore might not be getting its first releases until September 5, but Electronic Arts yesterday launched part of the game--the Spore Creature Creator.

A selection of the beasties.

As suggested by the title, the toolkit lets gamers make weird and wonderful creations which they can later use in the full game. In the first 24 hours that the Spore Creature Creator was available, over 250,000 alien life forms were designed and posted online on the Sporepedia.

Electronic Arts noted that breaks down to more than two creatures a second, and at one stage 1,000 monsters were uploaded in a minute. Spore executive producer Lucy Bradshaw said that the response was "overwhelming."

The current number of Spore creatures is now well over 360,000. For more about the Spore Creature Creator, read GameSpot's interview with Lucy Bradshaw.

Discussion

142 comments
denolitions
denolitions

on youtube there are a lot of videos of penis monsters! i hope that none of them are put into the final game! it would be strange if there was a galaxy full of penis creatures.

boobush
boobush

I thought EA was evil and stupid, and only made crappy games. A lot of people loved the Orange Box and a lot will like this game. So people should stop whining comments without facts.

Jambam53
Jambam53

Can't wait till the actual game comes out it will be awesome!!

d3f1anc3
d3f1anc3

You can make some hilarious stuff with this game.

HappyBB
HappyBB

If I buy the retail version of Spore Creature Creator, do I get $10 off for the final game? If not, then EA is such a rip-off!! I would rather pay and enjoy the game legitimately. So, EA, don't force me to go the other way!! You know what I mean!

PsychoBear
PsychoBear

This demo is just amazing, I enjoy creating a new unique creature each time. I cant wait for this game to be released.

tlow0678
tlow0678

oh lawd i wish i had a computer that wasnt the equivalent of a blind retarded rabbit so i coud get this :'(

pinkyfoo
pinkyfoo

The amount of pedobears and genitalia that have been created already is hilarious.

Vasot
Vasot

Graphics are so childish in this game It's like watching a Disney cartoon movie...

murfrey
murfrey

This game will be cool as long as furries don't find it and infest the galaxy with furgots. It might be fun to exterminate them though

rockatanski
rockatanski

The spore server still refuses to accept my "penisauraus" character ;( He really is a cool little fella. I suppose I should modify him for PG13..

ilovesony
ilovesony

and now passed 630,000...... i keep refreshing and it keeps goin up by the 100's.... damn thats fast...... its like watching china's population grow.... lol

gonzalezj1
gonzalezj1

I tried to download the trial on both my pc and my mac and it didn't work on either. Apparently my pc's graphics card is randomly not supported and I don't know what's up with the mac. I did some searching online and found that unsupported graphics cards to be a fairly common problem. For a game so anticipated by both the casual and hardcore crowd, you'd think that the hardware support would be more generous.

WarPrime
WarPrime

I have made a 12 or so and shared a few them. It will be cool when we can see other peoples creatures. Right now you can only see yours and the ones made by Maxis. I am also curious to know how they are going to screen 360,000 creatures to be used with the full game, considering the pornographic nature of some of the ones I have seen on You Tube.

erlachu2
erlachu2

I do enjoy the demo, and I think this game is shaping up to be pretty great, but I want to hear more about the technical aspects. I remember Will talking about new compression methods used in Spore during a press conference a long time back. I'd like to hear more about that!

345tom
345tom

If you download the game from the site after the creature creator you get the game for full price but the creature creater price is taken off

fairlypriced
fairlypriced

Made 5 but only shared one of them. It's such a quick and easy tool to use. Can't wait for the gamenow. He's one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2K33fFD5nE Bought the full thing - hope when the game comes out there some extra perk for people that bought the creature creator...

SwitchBlade4474
SwitchBlade4474

I've made 20 already lol, wish i didn't only just have the trial!

snowyjoe
snowyjoe

It toooook soooooooo looooooooooooooooooooooooong But it's finalllllly coming! YAY!

Soviet330
Soviet330

past 500,000 now, incredible

Darkelflord
Darkelflord

Only creation of creatures, nothing else.

Saren_Arterius
Saren_Arterius

i love it, its just the coolest game ive played in a long while.

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

wow this is amazing how this thing has really jumped off. I have a serious question guys. does this offer a single player mode or do you just create and share creatures. please pm me and let me know because this looks really interesting.

punkpunker
punkpunker

well i'm thinking of making the creatures from half-life and Aliens

Dante_Garron
Dante_Garron

I bet that 1-2 million creatures will be made before the full game is even released, as just about 12 hours after this article the numbers jumped by about 200,000 more creatures.

Logic_Wins
Logic_Wins

Not to mention those where only the creature that where uploaded to the site. I havent uploaded any and between my friends who come over and make creatures and I I have at least a dozen on my comp. I had the CC pre ordered for a month or so and picked it up the day it came out, WELL WORTH the 10 bucks, it's one of the most origonal and fun thins I've evr had the pleasure of playing with on my PC. (and i like and own alot of games(ok well over 20 at least) To think of how fun the creature creator is it baffles my mind on how much of my life will be spent on the actuall game. To think not only will we create creature, but actuallly get to play with them 3rd person in a active environment (playing, eating, dancing mating exploring) BUT..BUT...BUT!!!!!! ALSO!!!! we get to start at cellular level then give them brains!!! We getplay like an RTS too with all sort of ITEMS and make vehicles and buildings...nay CITIECS, and trade and war with other civs, then eventully explore the galaxy......and thats when the game really STARTS!!! OMG I can't wait COME ON WILL AHHHH Ever see that south park where Cartman is waiting for the Wii???....yeah thats me..Come onnn, COME ONNNN Someone...please freeze me somwhere and dig me up in a september when SpOrE is out....or wait hrmmm...No never mind..i'm crawling in my freezer as I type this.....Come Onnnnnnn..... its touture...so even though I give this CC a 10.5 out of 10..I say dont buy it....the anticipation will kill you....or land ind you in your freezer...don't worry i have extra room in mine.....

Mortyr_Us
Mortyr_Us

For those of you who don't seem to understand... We are paying 10 US Dollars in order to help shape the worlds that will appear when Spore is released. The Creatures lists created by Maxis will more than likely be short and a heck of a lot shorter than the amount of worlds in the galaxy that will be created on your computer. Therefore they released this wonderful little tool for us players to help develop our universes. This is not just a part of the game it is part of the universe. So don't think of it as spending 10$ for "shareware." Instead think of it as paying 10$ for a chance to become a game developer. Something many of crave but lack the necessary skills or connections to accomplish on our own! Or just have a closed mind and think of it as nothing more than "shareware" and wallow away in your meaningless rantings about how you refuse to pay 10$ (Which as a previous poster said truly is nothing in this world.)

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

this is almost 500k creatures on Sporepedia. now

VigoSOC
VigoSOC

@Phazevariance. It's only a ripoff to a person if they don't like it. 10 bucks really isn't that much in today's world, and if somebody is comfortable paying it, who's to say that is wrong. The only point is to be entertained with the money you spend. Just my point of view.

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

So, you buy the creator for $10, ... then pay full price for the game and it comes with the creator program also? ... do you ge a $10 discount for buying the full game or am I sensing a rip off here... just to play with the basic part of the game a little bit earlier??

elwood499
elwood499

Half of those are probably penis creatures or creatures with a penis

nappan
nappan

Morbid_man_guy: Definitely... that is one plus that is pretty much built in to this game; a massive following out of the gate.

morbid_man_guy
morbid_man_guy

I think it's great when a game has a strong online community, makes it more fun. Seems like this game is gonna have a fair few fans.

rockatanski
rockatanski

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nappan
nappan

This is interesting, but I would love to know how unique (beyond the visual design) each creature is. If all this amounts to is 360k skins for a dozen or so basic templates, then who really cares... that's Sim Viva Pinata with an editor. I'm not buying the hype here until I see more than a very interesting, but ultimately uninformative demo.

-Sauron-
-Sauron-

Looks nice, but this isnt the kind of game i like

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

That's a lot of creatures.

Jelligraze
Jelligraze

Owner34, Spore comes with the Creature Creator. You don't have to buy the Creature Creator separate, it is only for those who want to try it out early.

Owner34
Owner34

Do you have to buy the creature creator to make creatures for Spore, or wil Spore come with it?

Dill-Man
Dill-Man

The full Creature Creator is hours of fun, it's great. Can't wait to play the full game, could be one of the most addicting games ever. This makes me wonder how big Spore will be, bigger than the Sims? I doubt it but maybe.

ADJ209
ADJ209

Im bored of it already.