Creature Creator released June 17

Monday, May 5, 2008 - 00:22

EA has announced that it will release the Creature Creator of Spore next month, on June 17. With this editor you can create and share creatures, which you can also play in the full game that is released around September 7. Creations can also be shared with friends, for example through YouTube movies. The free demo contains 25% of all content that will appear in the final game. There will also be a $9.99/€9,99 paid version which contains all content, though it may not be available in all territories. Buying this version may get you a discount for the full game, as SpaceOddity reports about a French discount offer. The SimCity box, which ships June 23, will also contain the free version of the editor. Click Read More to see the full press release.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 25, 2008--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Maxis today announced that a free downloadable demo, and complete retail version of the Spore(TM) Creature Creator will be available starting June 17, 2008. The Spore Creature Creator gives Spore fans, and those who are creatively curious, the first hands-on opportunity to design their own species and share it with their friends. All creatures designed with the Spore Creature Creator can be imported into the full retail version of Spore
for PC and Mac when it launches on September 5, 2008 in Europe and September 7, 2008 in North America.

"We are thrilled to finally be putting the creative tools of Spore into the hands of players around the world," said Will Wright, chief designer, Maxis. "The amazing creations players design this summer will help populate the game universe we all enter when Spore ships this September, so in a sense, the Spore Creature Creator is the birth of Spore."

The free demo version of the Spore Creature Creator will be available worldwide via download from The demo lets players shape, paint and play with an unlimited number of creatures, using 25 percent of the creature-making parts from Spore. Gamers can then share these creations with their friends, including seamless uploads to YouTube. The demo will also be included in the The SimCity(TM) Box, which ships on June 23.

A complete retail version of the Spore Creature Creator will also be available in North America for $9.99 and most European territories for EUR 9.99, which gives players access to all the creature-making parts in the game.