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Title: Spore = Best Game Ever?
Post by: Xepher on May 06, 2006, 11:11:01 pm
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8372603330420559198&q=spore

If it looks boring at first, keep watching for at least a few minutes, it gets so incredbly much cooler. I can't believe any game could be this large. Start as a single-cell lifeform, evolve creatures, control cities, make buildings, create vehicles, go to space, and end up terraforming planets. I'm just blown away.

Reminds me of one of my favorite games from way back when... E.V.O. http://www.rpgclassics.com/shrines/snes/evo/ I always wanted a modern version of that. Wishes do come true! :-)
Title: Spore = Best Game Ever?
Post by: cha0s on May 07, 2006, 05:49:19 am
yeah i heard about this game ages ago. it's completely mind boggling. you can specify EVERYTHING even like how many legs, appearance of your creatures. and they will learn and grow based on thier own shape/adeptness at handling certain tools, etc

as a game designer it makes me cry a little bit, lol :P
Title: Spore = Best Game Ever?
Post by: tickyhead on May 07, 2006, 06:39:03 am
Yeah I heard about this through VG cats a while back. Good stuff, it made some of my friends giggle insanely in a high-pitched squeallly voice. Considering most of my friends are guys who try to be all "manly" and stuff, that's pretty good. :)

I think my favorite part was when they stuck that one creature on that undeveloped planet. That made me laugh non-stop for about the rest of the movie.
Title: Spore = Best Game Ever?
Post by: Databits on May 07, 2006, 06:52:01 am
Oh my... that's gotta be the coolest thing ever.
Title: Spore = Best Game Ever?
Post by: Xepher on May 07, 2006, 11:25:23 pm
Yeah... seeing things like that makes me wish I'd actually learned more CG and programming, so I could be working on something like that. Of course, that's the "holy grail" of game design jobs. 99% of programers in the game industry just end up integrating motion capture cycles for Madden 2008. So I tell myself I'm better off unemployed. :-)
Title: Spore = Best Game Ever?
Post by: Databits on May 08, 2006, 02:19:57 am
Procedural generation of an in game world
Title: Spore = Best Game Ever?
Post by: Xepher on May 08, 2006, 02:47:48 am
A lot of WoW is procedural. Human tweaked procedural to be sure, but still. The thing about Spore is that it's a new game each time. MMOs have to be semi-static and persistent. So even if you do make them "procedural" it's only a one time gig, and there's little point in writing the procedural generator into the game itself. The best you can do is procedural "dungeons" like in Anarchy Online.
Title: Spore = Best Game Ever?
Post by: dragyn on May 10, 2006, 05:21:43 am
Heh, something else I've actually heard of before.  Huzzah!

Yeah, that'd be a cool MMO, me and my brothers want to make something like that, someday, maybe.
Title: Spore = Best Game Ever?
Post by: Databits on May 10, 2006, 06:18:10 pm
Easier said than done... trust me on that. :P
Title: Spore = Best Game Ever?
Post by: dragyn on May 10, 2006, 07:43:51 pm
Yeah, we know.  It's more a dream than anything else.

Of course, the odds aren't really in our favor...
Title: Spore = Best Game Ever?
Post by: Databits on June 11, 2006, 07:28:33 am
Spore has an official trailer now! :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrniWL571LA
Title: Spore = Best Game Ever?
Post by: Xepher on June 11, 2006, 10:56:33 am
That remind anyone else of the Futurama intro? With that music and the "bouncy" camera shots, I kept waiting for the UFO to crash into a giant TV showing B&W cartoons. :-)
Title: Spore = Best Game Ever?
Post by: Databits on June 11, 2006, 06:32:59 pm
Yeah, I guess so. But the fact that there is a trailor is hot! That means the game is coming closer to store shelves... er... my computer too. :D
Title: Spore = Best Game Ever?
Post by: pigeon-wing on June 14, 2006, 08:36:32 pm
Oh, those three little words in that order raise such fury within me x3 But Spore does seem incredibly promising. I got to see some of it on E3 and what I saw was amazing. If it comes out for the Wii, I'll be all over it :3