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May 19, 2008 4:42 PM   Subscribe

INNER FEELINGS FROM OUTER SPACE: An anonymous Maxis dev pairs the bizarre creatures of Spore (pre vi ous ly) with an assortment of deep and not-so-deep thoughts in this oddly amusing little video blog.

Topics discussed so far:

Stars, Mating, Arms, Planet Doughnut, Egg nog, Infancy, Anti-gravity, Cosmology, Hindsight, Movies, The Big Bang, and Cake.

All the videos are mirrored at YouTube, with more on the way. Should serve as a decent distraction until the free Creature Creator download next month.
posted by Rhaomi (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Egg nog! So true.
posted by redbeard at 5:05 PM on May 19, 2008

These would benefit a lot from a human voice actor.
posted by aubilenon at 5:19 PM on May 19, 2008

And from having opening titles cut in half, lengthwise.
posted by Brainy at 5:46 PM on May 19, 2008

Is it just me or does this seem like a whole lot more work than it's worth?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:07 PM on May 19, 2008 [3 favorites]

wow, I didn't know that "Maxis" as a name was still around. (of course I never did get into The Sims) I saw this post and thought, "I wonder what Maxis has to do with Spore..."

Then, a split second later, I remembered that Wil Wright is the guy more or less responsible for both.

as an aside, it would be super awesome if I could import my old SimEarth/SimLife files into Spore, like you can with the old SimCity files.
posted by ArgentCorvid at 6:12 PM on May 19, 2008

This is good. For further reading, I personally enjoyed when the Spore Team decided to take this original VG Cats comic and then turn the creatures depicted in it into 'real' Spore creatures.
posted by Effigy2000 at 7:49 PM on May 19, 2008 [1 favorite]

There is a special place in Hell for people who make videos that are for real and no shit two-thirds intro and outro.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:24 PM on May 19, 2008 [1 favorite]

ROU_Xenophobe, you are so correct. If there's any justice, that hell will force them to sit in an uncomfortable chair and watch a credit sequence for all eternity.

By the way, the Creature Creator will be $10. There's a demo version that is free, but all demos are, aren't they? Well, they should be.
posted by Dr-Baa at 10:02 AM on May 20, 2008

I'm sure this guy (or girl) is this close to violating their NDA by posting stuff from a game still in development. Although no backgrounds, particle effects, music, or gameplay are shown. Still, try explaining that to suit-type people. Maybe that's why the anonymous.

That said, these are some very clever creatures. I tested Spore for awhile, and he's doing some things the Creature Creator is not really made to do. Nice job.
Although the animation at the beginning could be better. The creatures actually have a variety of dances within the game, so i don't know why that single-frame stuff.
posted by Miles Long at 12:06 PM on May 20, 2008

Miles Long, what? You mean this isn't all just a bunch of Spore publicity?
posted by JHarris at 2:22 PM on May 20, 2008

I had that thought. Viral marketing.
But if it was marketing, they'd make the game look better.

And what do you mean by 'this all?' Us? Maybe we're all just Spore publicity.
posted by Miles Long at 12:02 PM on May 21, 2008

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