Spore spawns 100 million creations

It's time for the denizens of Electronic Arts' Spore to raise whatever passes for their appendages high and do a little happy dance, as yesterday marked the creation of the 100 millionth user-generated species for the PC game. While the official Sporepedia that had been keeping a running tally of...

It's time for the denizens of Electronic Arts' Spore to raise whatever passes for their appendages high and do a little happy dance, as yesterday marked the creation of the 100 millionth user-generated species for the PC game. While the official Sporepedia that had been keeping a running tally of the species was down as of press time, a developer on the game's official forums confirmed that the milestone has been reached.

Helping spur the Spore community on to the number was a contest EA ran, wherein the creator of the 100 millionth species would receive an assortment of schwag, including a copy of Spore (just in case the creation was made using the downloadable Spore creature creator instead of the full version of the game). The other prizes included an Nvidia graphics card and a copy of the Spore Galactic Adventures expansion when it becomes available next month.

While Spore is a multistage strategy game that culminates in interplanetary conquest, the powerful-yet-accessible creature creator tool has been singled out for celebration. For an idea of the creature creator's potential, check out a selection of Spore Illustrated's favorite abominations.

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gk_of_berea
gk_of_berea

lol, I love the 360 controller creature

sircyrus
sircyrus

100 million species created. And 99,989,000 of those species have been abandoned by the player who created it, bored of the game after 3 days.

xNJN
xNJN

@nurse_tsunami= But you must realize that that too is game play.

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

Wow, are the adult versions also included? :P

nurse_tsunami
nurse_tsunami

I liked making the creatures more than the actual gameplay.

Xaviersx
Xaviersx

Oh Spore, not quite the evolution sim I was waiting for, but good on reaching a milestone. Guess I have to be a scientist/code master to get the try and/or die sim evolution game. Time to go outside and irradiate some tadpoles in my real world attempts, . . . can't wait til they visit the EA inhabitants or just reach the space stage.

mr111111
mr111111

cool game, it coulda been so much more with a little more depth

chappy_man
chappy_man

the contest for it probably helped :p even i tried to get on that. Site crashed hard during final stretch though.

jrabbit99
jrabbit99

wow, didn't take long to reach that milestone!

wheezy_shoe
wheezy_shoe

How about stopping the waste of money by making new body parts to slap onto your starting amorphous blob, and instead spend the money to make the majority of the content (space stage) more interesting and have new storylines. It gets really boring expanding your "empire," buying out or conquering allies, and just trying to get to the center of the galaxy. Veni Vidi Abii. I came, I saw, I left. Even something like being able to play as the Grox would be a nice change from the monotony.

Compilation
Compilation

A heavily spiced up game with numerous epic flaws and somewhat hasty (nascant) processes from EA, haha, get it? Yeah well it doesn't make sense, I liked it, smashed the story to space then realised, from the moment I clicked the little exit button in-client, that my life was scarred with this bog flush. /Sigh There's always 'Spore: Galactic Adventures?'

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

and about 10 of those creatures will be from paying customers... the other 999,990 where from people who used bit torrent to get the game...

OGLocc123
OGLocc123

Would have been a great game if the advancement stages weren't so short.

shadowlord123
shadowlord123

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lucky711t
lucky711t

Spore isnt the BEST game out htere, but it did bring new advancements to the gaming industry! But Spore will never be as good and successful as The Sims! The Sims 3 will be the next groundbreaking game of the year and will sell double what The Sims 2 sold!! Only 31 days left!!!! :D

digga1990
digga1990

By the time i read this my far away planets were attacked 100 million times.

eduardvictor
eduardvictor

Yeah, 100 million creatures, and out of those, 99 million are variations of creatures that look like a penis... Give me a damn break, Spore is the biggest waste of money EVER, i should have bought GTA 4 instead... Spore is brainless OFFLINE GRIND...

HeadrockBeats
HeadrockBeats

Is it just me, or has the "thumbs up/down" system been disabled for comments on this update?

Saurosy
Saurosy

That xBox controller picture is cool x]

psx_warrior
psx_warrior

I still don't get all the hate. I love the game. I spend hours on end on it.

Malco_Vincenzo
Malco_Vincenzo

Gamespot stop reporting on Spore, all you get is people being reminded of how much of a dissapointment it was.

AntoniustheGrey
AntoniustheGrey

I didn't like Spore. Boring. Poor game mechanics. Creature creater was boring and had little to do with what you did in the game. In a lot of ways the game just seemed like a poor RTS.

Bobzfamily
Bobzfamily

Spore had to be one of the biggest diappointments in a game for me of all time. Even if it was overhyped. Even the creature creator wasn't all I thought it would be.

Jd1680a
Jd1680a

100 million is an exaggerated count. If anyone were to do a minor change like the skin color, hand or foot change it would count it as a creation.

HeadrockBeats
HeadrockBeats

100 million, huh? Wow, there must be some insanely bored people out there. -- Headrock, Once, briefly, a Spore player.

N0tYrBeezin
N0tYrBeezin

I guess the only interesting thing about this game is the creature creator. It isn't as if a 100 million copies were sold.

Rizer
Rizer

wow...people played it long enough to get the monster level that high? Pfft.

georged_3112
georged_3112

too bad i got bored after my 1st galactic conquest... i'm not interested in this game anymore...

Decker12
Decker12

Have you even looked at the catalog recently? Easily 90% of the entries are garbage or rip offs of existing species. Plus, as everyone knows, it really doesn't matter what your species looks like, as none of their attributes / colors / teeth / legs / wings make any difference when you play the game past the 2nd stage. They mine as well all be different colored stick figures for the difference these 100 million species make to the game play.

dante77_virgil
dante77_virgil

Loved the game, gonna get galactic adventures for sure.

Drazule
Drazule

Wow, that guy wins a copy of spore! Now if he/she only had the creator they can have a disappointment on how bad the actual game is.

ZICO11
ZICO11

I think thats an Xbox controller right??? Cool!

konradak
konradak

The creator was cool, iuno bout the game though.

wizzardjeff
wizzardjeff

I lost interest in this game a long time ago

Oni
Oni

Spore was such a let down. After all the hype I was severely disappointed.

HullTont
HullTont

Well looks like people like making new species' and that this game is pretty popular, though I personally don't see anything interesting in it.

Polybren
Polybren

It's time for the denizens of Electronic Arts' Spore to raise whatever passes for their appendages high and do a little happy dance, as yesterday marked the creation of the 100 millionth user-generated species for the PC game. While the official Sporepedia that had been keeping a running tally of the species was down as of press time, a developer on the game's official forums confirmed that the milestone has been reached.

Helping spur the Spore community on to the number was a contest EA ran, wherein the creator of the 100 millionth species would receive an assortment of schwag, including a copy of Spore (just in case the creation was made using the downloadable Spore creature creator instead of the full version of the game). The other prizes included an Nvidia graphics card and a copy of the Spore Galactic Adventures expansion when it becomes available next month.

While Spore is a multistage strategy game that culminates in interplanetary conquest, the powerful-yet-accessible creature creator tool has been singled out for celebration. For an idea of the creature creator's potential, check out a selection of Spore Illustrated's favorite abominations.