Thursday, August 21, 2008

Spore Creature Creator and Project Entropia

I got the Spore Creature Creator today after finding out that you get the cost subtracted from the game (making it free) and I am loving it. it is so simple to use it is amazing.
You can create some really interesting and diverse creatures. What really makes it though is the simplicity, as I said. Being able to drab and drop legs, arms, eyes and feet on and them just work is out standing.
But above and beyond that the absolute best feature is the ease of sharing. For example, it comes with a built in Youtube uploader.

Perhaps the only bad thing I can say about it is the colouring system. As random as this sounds, it is really bad. Instead of, as you might expect, being able to colour every single limb independently, you must choose a colour scheme of which you can only choose 3 colours. What is worse, is the colour palette is limited to just 10 or perhaps 12 colours. Personally, I was expecting the complete computer spectrum of 256 million.

**Update: As an anonymous reader pointed out, you can infact press and hold on each colour for a further selection. Woops!

I also downloaded Project Entropia. It is very confusing start and I am still not quite sure what I am doing. What initially drew me in to the game is that it doesn't have a pay per subscription, but instead you put (real) money in, but, here is the clever bit, take real money out. So, theoretically, you could make money on it. That, and it's got loads of cool concepts. However, at the moment, I am struggling to learn the controls. Hopefully, in about a months time, I will have sussed out what is going on and tell you more about it. As usual, stay tuned.


  1. Anonymous8:03 PM

    Psst, there's a palette of sub-colours when you click each of the 10-12 main colours.

  2. Lol, yes I found that out just after posting (made me feel a little stupid) Thanks for the hint though! I will update post accordingly, so as not to mislead people.

  3. Have you tried spore on a mobile phone yet? I've been thinking of getting it, looks like a good bus stop game!

  4. I don't think it will work on my phone, it cost me £20 and included £25 credit...

    I think it might be a good phone game, because it suits little bursts of play, as it isn't very deep, and is quite a social game.

    Personally, never bought (except Tetris) a game for my phone, if you do get it, be sure to review it. Thanks for the comment.

  5. I ended up buying it for my iPod Nano, it's pretty darned fun, a great toilet break/bus wait distraction!
    I'll be reviewing it tonight on my blog (funnily enough I already had that planned!).
    Make sure to take a look!


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