I dunno if anybody’s seen this yet, but last year at GDC Will Wright gave a demo for a game he was working on called “Spore”.
You’ll have to scroll down a bit to find it, and either register (or you can just use my email email@example.com if you so desire). Just watch the video, the game concept is freaking amazing. I hear the release date is November of this year, and I really can’t say I’ve been this excited for a game for ages. It just looks so god damn awesome.
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I’ve been following it for a while as well, but to be fair it hasnt been as advertised in ways that everyone would notice (Essentially just as Will Wright’s next game, not a new entry to the sim series or whatever, which not everyone would pick up on).
Here is a link that doesn’t require registering or anything, it’s long but I highly reccomend watching this. I have to say this game looks absolutely amazing. It reminds me a lot of what Black and White was supposed to be, hopefully this one will actually deliver gameplay instead of hype.
The only thing that looks unappealing at this point is the lack of goals in the endgame, a huge sandbox like that would be awesome, but I worry that without some sort of goal in mind I would quickly lose interest.
“And, of course, I insisted to the team that we had to do a Care Bear.” “We’re gonna make him a really mean carnivore.”
Will Wright is a fucking genius. I’ve belived this since I first played SimCity back in the late 80’s. I’m really glad to hear that people like him, despite having already made a name and money, still take a hands on approach to games.
I saw this video a couple days ago. Oh man!!! It looks pretty damn awesome. I like the idea that you pretty much shape what your creatures look like aswell as their city. I hope the PC requirements aren’t too bad, otherwise I’ll be forced to get a new computer just to play this game.