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Friday, April 18, 2008

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From Single Cell To Galactic Empire In Spore
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Play has posted an interview with game developer Thomas Vu about Maxis and EA's upcoming god sim, Spore. The Q&A covers a variety of topics including specifics about gameplay and the mysterious ending dedicated players may eventually reach.

The new god sim will allow players to build single celled organisms and guide them out of the primordial ooze and eventually to the expansive reaches of outer space. At each stage of evolution the game will open up new options for play, eventually leading from simple survival to city building and galactic conquest.

Does Spore have an ending, and if so, how long will the experience last?
This may surprise Maxis fans, but Spore does have an ending, though it is probably not what you’d expect. Players can continue playing past the end if they choose to and continue to explore the hundreds of thousands of planets that populate the Spore galaxy. We are not ready to announce what the end of the game will be, but trust that it will take a dedicated player some time to complete the game. Additionally, each of the individual phases can be played in isolation for players who may prefer some phases over others along with all of the editing and creation tools for those who may just want to create things like creatures or buildings for others to play with.

We also included an achievement system layered on top of the game that will give players special reward badges to share on the community website depending on the way they played their game for bragging rights. Some of these achievements can only be accomplished through playing on hard mode which is an expert version of the game. Along with pollinated content from other players, all of the different ways that players can approach Spore help add replay to the game and extends its life and value.
Check out the full article at the link below.

Play: Thomas Vu Spore Interview
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