Release Date: 9/7/2008 Category: Simulation Manufacturer: ELECTRONIC ARTS UPC: 014633153521
Spore : PC/Mac Hybrid Description
Expanded Description Oversee life from its simplest form to its most complex in Spore, designer Will Wright's first original game since 2000's The Sims. As a microorganism on a new world, you must survive and thrive in your liquid environment by darting back and forth, feeding, and avoiding potential predators. Absorbing food such as plankton or algae during your formative days also allows you to absorb the DNA necessary to evolve into a terrestrial animal. Similar to a role-playing game, Spore lets you customize your being in an assortment of ways, with swappable body "parts" influencing attributes such as speed, strength, and so forth.
While you are encouraged to tinker around with your creature and its environment, the game's underlying structure involves progressing through five distinct phases: cell, creature, tribe, civilization, and space. Each rung in the game's evolutionary ladder follows your creature as it becomes a sentient being capable of performing a variety of tasks. You will develop a culture, conquer rivals, build cities, design vehicles, and even travel to other planets throughout the galaxy. Though Spore was designed as a single-player experience, the game's universe is comprised of worlds and creatures designed by the online community.
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Game Special Features
Advance your custom creature through five evolutionary phases
Build cities, vehicles, creatures, and more to your exact specifications
Learn more about each creature with the "Sporepedia" reference guide
Control Elements Keyboard Mouse
ControlInstruction COMMON CONTROLS: W, A, S, D, Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow or Down Arrow Key = move forward, backward, left or right; P or ~ Key = pause; Esc Key = skip playing cut-scene, access settings menu; C Key = take screenshot; V Key = toggle movie capture; H Key = toggle display of spore guide; T Key = toggle display of history; B Key = toggle displat of sporepedia; L Key = open my collection, mission log; Ctrl Key + S Key = save game; CELL CONTROLS; Point Mouse + Left or Right Mouse Button = move in any direction; W or Up Arrow Key = move up; S or Down Arrow Key = move down; A or Left Arrow Key = move left; D or Right Arrow Key = move right; + or - Key or Mouse Wheel = camera zoom in or out; CREATURE CONTROLS; W or Up Arrow Key = move forward; S or Down Arrow Key = move backward; A or Left Arrow Key = turn left; D or Right Arrow Key = turn right; E Key = strafe right; Q Key = strafe left; Spacebar Key = jump and flap your wings; Z Key = toggle sneak ability; Shift Key = toggle sprint ability; F Key = target nearest creature; 1 Key = use ability #1 - sing (social) or bite (attack); 2 Key = use ability #2 - dance (social) or charge (attack); 3 Key = use ability #3 - charm (social) or strike (attack); 4 Key = use ability #4 - pose (social) or spit (attack); + or - Key or Mouse Wheel = camera zoom in or out; < or > Key = camera rotate left or right; Right Mouse Button (Hold) + Move Mouse = camera rotate, adjust pitch; Backspace Key = call your mate; FLIGHT CONTROLS; PLANETARY FLIGHT CONTROLS; W or Up Arrow Key = fly forward; S or Down Arrow Key = fly backward; A, Left Arrow or < Key = turn left; D , Right Arrow or > Key = turn right; Home or End Key = fly up or down a level; E Key = strafe right; Q Key = strafe left; + Key, - Key, Mouse Wheel or X Key + Spacebar Key = zoom in or out from planet; INTERSTELLAR CONTROLS; Click Star = fly to a star; Home or End Key = fly up or down a level; W or Up Arrow Key = raise camera; S or Down Arrow Key = lower camera; A, Left Arrow or < Key = rotate camera left; D, Right Arrow or > Key = rotate camera right; + or - Key or Mouse Wheel = camera zoom in or out