|Platform(s)||Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X|
|Release date(s)||AUS September 4, 2008
EU September 5, 2008
NA September 7, 2008
|Genre(s)||God game, Life simulation,
|Media||DVD-ROM (dual format), Download|
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 released on September 4, 2008, in Australia and the Nordic region, but Australian stores prematurely broke the street date on September 2, 2008. The game was released September 5, 2008 in Europe, Japan and South America, and was released on 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, includes, 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.
System requirements PC/Mac
PC: Windows XP/Vista, 2.0 GHz P4 processor or eq., 512 MB RAM (768 for Vista), 128 MB video card (Pixel Shader 2.0 support), 6 GB HDD. Internet connection. (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets: Intel Integrated Chipset 945GM, 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, 768 MB RAM)
Mac: Mac OS X 10.5.3 Leopard, Intel Core Duo, 1024 MB RAM, 4.7 GB of hard drive space, plus additional space for creations NOTE: This game will not run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) Macs (PowerMac), nor Intel Mac Minis or pre-2008 Macbooks. (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, Intel Integrated Chipset GMA X3100, Dual 2.0 GHz CPUs, or 1.7 GHz Core 2 Duo.)