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Gaming Spore: Hands-on Preview

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 13 Feb 2008.

  1. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Interesting. The development of working procedural design is going to change gaming forever. I was reading about a game in a magazine someone had brought to work that claims to offer something like 500,000 different, procedurally generated, weapons to play with. Even the maps are generated procedurally so while the basic enviroment doesn't change, the interesting bits (structures, enemies, supplies, etc) are different every time you play.

    Spore looks amazine, and while it doesn't turn my crank much, I'm really glad they have made this work!
     
  2. Bungle

    Bungle Rainbow Warrior

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    This looks amazing. Just curious as to how much freedom you have to change your creatures evolution. Could you create the lifecycle of the xenomorph from the film alien for instance i.e parasitic facehugger/alien. Also the cultural evolution, can you make them work like an ant colonies "hive mind"(serving the Queen), rather than a more traditional human colony, or do all creatures follow the same basic steps in evolution?
     
  3. Sebbo

    Sebbo What's a Dremel?

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    wasn't all that interested in this game (was going to keep an eye on it though) since it seemed like mostly talk. after reading the preview though, now all i want to do is make the races from star wars XD
     
  4. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    O_O, ill have a go too...
     
  5. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Personally I'm envisaging something more akin to Attack of The Booby Monsters, but hey, whatever floats your boats...
     
  6. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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    There's already been talk about steps to prevent this. Users will be able to flag "inappropriate" content and if it gets enough flags it will be removed from the Spore servers.

    And about those screens shots, are there any more, because I know a forum that would be ecstatic if they saw more.
     
  7. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  8. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    This might just become the first game i buy since Oblivion and GTA:SA. I like it, despite it being very unhip. :clap:
     
  9. bahgger

    bahgger Minimodder

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    Tribute to Mankini Man? Hahaha
     
  10. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    I've been waiting for this since when he first showed it off, I can't wait :D
     
  11. Toka

    Toka Minimodder

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    Oh my
     
  12. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 What's a Dremel?

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    I thought you got unlimited DNA points after a certain stage.. Odd.


    I'm happy to know we can have wings though! :D


    Dragon creature here I come w00t :p


    Btw..
    (Last page, Para 6)
    Can or can't? o_O
     
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  13. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    can't - i.e. there's no in-game tool to do it.
     
  14. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    oh! my life will make a turn for the worst at september 7th :)
     
  15. speedfreek

    speedfreek What's a Dremel?

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    You lucky fart!

    That game looks like so much fun, cant wait for it :D.
     
  16. Bionic-Blob

    Bionic-Blob What's a Dremel?

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    bah, the cellular stage doesn't look as cool as in the e3 videos and such imo.

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    HUH? i thought the planets were supposed to be procedurally generated so they're NOT always the same damn thing...
     
  17. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    It was the first question I asked one of the games producers (interview forthcoming), and he said that that wasn't the case. The game uses the exact same planet everytime.
     
  18. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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  19. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    Maybe it's just me but it seems like the screen shots look a bit choppy. Obviously graphics aren't the only thing to a game but jaggies seem a bit too 1990s.
     
  20. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Glad to hear that Spore will be retaining most or all of it's promised glory, as really everything about it said "prune me down to something stupid while retaining all of the original hype!".
     
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