By Stewart Townsend on Sep 04, 2008
Apparently Ive been living under a rock for the last few years as the fever on the streets is this, Im now a ludite....
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Spore is a multi-genre "massively single-player online game" by Maxis and designed by Will Wright. It allows a player to control the evolution of a species from its beginnings as a unicellular organism, through development as an intelligent and social creature, to interstellar exploration as a spacefaring culture. It has drawn wide attention for its massive scope, and its use of open-ended gameplay and procedural generation.
The full version of the game was due to be released on September 4, 2008 in Australia and the Nordic region, but Australian stores prematurely broke the street date on September 1, 2008. The game is also due to be released September 5, 2008 in Europe and Japan, and September 7, 2008 in North America and Asia Pacific territories. Spore is also available for direct download from Electronic Arts. A special edition game, Spore: Galactic Edition, will include, in addition to the game, a "Making of Spore" DVD video, "How to Build a Better Being" DVD video by National Geographic Channel, "The Art of Spore" hardback mini-book, a fold-out Spore poster and a 100-page Galactic Handbook published by Prima Games.