Sporkzilla Wants to Be Your Friend
Posted on June 19, 2008 Posted by John Scalzi 23 Comments
Yes, I downloaded the SPORE Creature Creator and tried it out and created Sporkzilla here, who I think is kind of cute, if you like chicken-legged, stalk-eyed, Homer Simpson-lipped creatures, as apparently I do. I suspect I could lose hundreds of hours of productivity just playing with the Creature Creator and calling it “research” (hey, I do think up alien species for a living). I must be strong and resist.
And you could lose even more time coming up with LOLspores.
Damn you, Madeley! Now LOLspores must be made!
Aaaaw! I want to pet it, but it looks like it will suddenly turn and bite me, after acting all friendly and then I’ll have it clinging onto my arm, constantly attacking it – or maybe even my face. *shudders* It looks like it has a sharp beak behind those lips. it does.
*tries to run away in fear*
Haha, my brother was using that just yesterday. It’s like Build-a-Bear but cuter.
perhaps you should use the spore creature creature to your best efforts to create some of the alians from the Old Man’s War series. i would really like to see what Zoe’s guardians would look like or even the Consu
for some reason i keep thinking that they her guardians would look like the Omicronians from Futurama
Just read all the small notes. You don’t want to find out one day that thanks to a little “we own the rights to all you do with the SOFTWARE” clause by posting a creature’s pciture on your blog you’ve lost the copyright of your next book in favor of EA, don’t you?
Here’s my pathetic attempt at a Pierson’s Puppeteer. Perhaps if I wasn’t using just the demo editor, it’d be better.
So will we say OMW aliens rendered in Spore? I smell a contest coming. Of course, I’m geeky enough to be pissed that I couldn’t build a Motie because Spore apparently requires longitudinally symmetric creatures. Rank discrimination against Niven & Pournelle.
I keep imagining Zöe’s guardians to look like voidwalkers from World of Warcraft. I try not to, but can’t help it.
Nikitta i can kinda see that as well lol. but i still mostly think of the Omicronians lol.
Brett L: I suppose you could build a watchmaker…
Okay, now I need to buy this thing. Assuming my computer can manage it, I’ll probably get Spore as a birthday present for myself.
All I can say is, thank you for not linking to it, because I seriously do not need another timesink in my life.
Man if that’s what you came up with I shudder to think what Athena could come up with…
I downloaded the demo, but apparently my year-old macbook needs a new graphic card to run it properly.
Cripes, if I can run World of Warcraft, can’t I run this?
Nine. Nine hours that creator sucked me in and then let me go just long enough for me to get work done.
Bonus though, I now have enough creatures to never be bored and they all have families. It’s exceedingly cute to watch them all dance.
I shelled out for the full version and have having a hell of a lot of fun. It’s all research for something I’m writing for my boss. Really. Research.
(C’mere, little Clopadile! Good boy! Who’s the cutest little monster around? You are!)
and of course, there is the inevitable sporn factor: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/?p=1951 (majorly NSFW)
Actually I take that back. The site linked to in #19 is SFW, but _it_ links to a NSFW page…
The first spore creature I saw was called se goat.
That was enough for me.
I entertained myself for minutes putting the spitting bits on the butts of my creatures to create colorful fart jokes. I was ashamed, but I did it. I guess if such admissions are likely to be acceptable anywhere, they should be here.
Congradulations on not being tempted to make a penis, or if you were/did, on not uploading it. If you youtube spore penis you get over 600 videos of spore penises http://youtube.com/watch?v=FHI–f1SOcs
They come in all sizes and shapes and colors, it really shows the diversity of the editor.
ps I’m listening to “Any Colour you Like” I don’t know if you like Pink Floyd though