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SPORE by Electronic Arts goes mobile

by Steven Williamson on 21 March 2006, 15:30

Tags: SPORE, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), PC, RPG

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EA reveal 3 new mobile games

EA's Mobile Senior Vice President, Mitch Laskey has spoken at GDC and let slip that SPORE, winner of the overall best game at E3 2005, is set to hit mobile phones. Publishers, Electronic Arts have also confirmed that Battlefield, Sin City, Medal of Honour, Sims and Need for Speed will also be converted to mobile gaming.

In Spore: "Players begin by controlling a mere single-cell organism, steering it through the hostile primordial ooze. A character editor allows players to add a spike or stump to their creature and let it mate so that it can evolve. After a few generations, the organism is multicellular, and the game plays like an early 3-D action title. Then the evolving creature steps on land and stars in a colorful game of survival of the fittest. Players control the species and then, as civilization develops, the game turns into a simplified "SimCity." Eventually comes a phase that mirrors the strategy of the society-building game "Civilization," followed by the discovery of UFOs, which allows the exploration, colonization or destruction of worlds in a view that zooms out to ultimately include an entire universe. If that's not ambitious enough, the creatures and worlds created within one copy of "Spore" will be transmitted to an online database that will disseminate them to the universes of players around the world.

Sound confusing? Check out this great video of Will Wright playing this unique game.

Spore is currently planned for release in the Quarter 4 of 2006. There is currently no release date for the mobile phone version.

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