Sporkzilla Wants to Be Your Friend

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.

23 Comments on “Sporkzilla Wants to Be Your Friend”

  1. 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*

  2. 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

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. I keep imagining Zöe’s guardians to look like voidwalkers from World of Warcraft. I try not to, but can’t help it.

  6. 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.

  7. Man if that’s what you came up with I shudder to think what Athena could come up with…

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. 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!)

  11. Actually I take that back. The site linked to in #19 is SFW, but _it_ links to a NSFW page…

  12. 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.

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