More than 1 million Spore creature created

Maxis and EA today announced that fans have created and shared more than one million creatures using the Spore Creature Creator in the first week of availability. Anyone can download their own copy of the Spore Creature Creator or check out hundreds of thousands of creations from around the world in the Sporepedia at www.spore.com.

The Sporepedia is a vast online destination where people worldwide can search for and share Spore creations, comment on other player’s designs, check out celebrity creature creations and more.

“Maxis is excited, humbled and inspired by the explosion of creativity that we’ve seen with the Spore Creature Creator online,” said Lucy Bradshaw of Maxis. “I’m amazed at the creations I see getting uploaded to the Sporepedia, whether it’s a realistic looking bird or animal, a 10-eyed alien, or something completely bizarre and unexpected like a creature that looks like a motorcycle, it’s clear that people have an innate desire to be creative, and we’re thrilled to help them express themselves.”

The Spore Creature Creator is a stand-alone product that allows players create their own creatures, bring them to life with animations, and share them online with friends. A free trial version of the Spore Creature Creator is available today at www.spore.com. The trial version features 25% of the creature-making parts from Spore and lets players shape, paint and play with their custom-created creatures. Creatures made in the Spore Creature Creator can also be imported into the full Spore game, allowing players to populate their own galaxies when the game ships worldwide later this year.

Spore ships for the PC, Mac, Nintendo DS and mobile phones on September 7, 2008.

Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.