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First REAL expansion: Space expansion
« on: October 13, 2008, 06:36:36 am »
Just got this email from EA Netherlands:
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SPORE EVOLUEERT: NIEUWE CONTENT, GAMEPLAY EN GEREEDSCHAPPEN
 
Getuige de ruim 30 miljoen creaties van spelers die op Internet zijn verschenen sinds de lancering van Spore™, hebben fans hun fantasie flink de vrije loop gelaten, en binnenkort zullen zij hun creativiteit en gameplay naar nog grotere hoogten kunnen brengen! Vol trots kondigen wij de ontwikkeling aan van een uitbreidingspakket voor de ruimtefase en van het Spore Griezelige & Grappige Onderdelen Pakket -- add-ons die het door de critici geprezen spel Spore zullen doen groeien en evolueren.
 
“Spore is een ongelooflijk persoonlijke ervaring,” zegt Lucy Bradshaw, general manager van Maxis.  “Vele van onze fans hebben ons gevraagd om meer gereedschappen om mee te kunnen bouwen, en anderen wilden een uitgebreidere gameplay. Toen Spore af was, begonnen we met het creëren van extra content die aansluit bij de individuele smaak van de fans. Met de kosmos als achtergrond kunnen we Spore een bijna oneindig aantal kanten op laten gaan, waarbij de beleving telkens verandert en evolueert.”
 
Spelers wacht diepgaandere gameplay voor de ruimtefase met een uitbreidingspakket dat moet uitkomen in de lente van 2009. Voor het eerst zullen de ruimtewezens van spelers hun ruimteschip uit kunnen om nieuwe planeten te verkennen en beloningen te verdienen voor het voltooien van uitdagende missies. Met de nieuwe avonturenschepper zullen spelers online eigen missies kunnen creëren en delen, waardoor de gameplay-mogelijkheden praktisch oneindig zijn.
 
Het Spore Griezelige & Grappige Onderdelen Pakket, dat al op 18 november 2008 verkrijgbaar zal zijn, biedt ruim 100 nieuwe componenten om wezens te kunnen bouwen, verdeeld in twee verschillende stijlen—aandoenlijke tekenfilmachtige wezens en griezelige monsterachtige wezens. Met alle lichaamsdelen, verfmogelijkheden, animaties, achtergronden en meer stelt het Spore Griezelige & Grappige Onderdelen Pakket spelers van Spore of de complete versie van de Spore Creature Creator in staat om hun wezens een nog apartere persoonlijkheid te geven!

To make a long story short, the parts pack will contain 100 new items, and be available on the 18th of November. The real expansion will come in Spring 2009, and is focussed on the Space Phase.

Your creature will be able to get out of your spaceship to explore new planets and get achievements for your missions. With the adventure-creator, you'll be able to make your own missions and share them online, which makes the gameplay-possibilities endless!

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Re: First REAL expansion: Space expansion
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008, 06:51:43 am »
If that is true then that could rekindle my spore passion.

I am a creator and I found it near pointless designing my creatures in space stage cuz you don't really see them.
And any extra depth to the game HAS to be welcomed.

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Re: First REAL expansion: Space expansion
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008, 06:51:50 am »
That's awesome (for those who remember it, I suggested the mission creator a while ago :D)
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Re: First REAL expansion: Space expansion
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2008, 06:58:55 am »
Just got this email from EA Netherlands:
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SPORE EVOLUEERT: NIEUWE CONTENT, GAMEPLAY EN GEREEDSCHAPPEN
 
Getuige de ruim 30 miljoen creaties van spelers die op Internet zijn verschenen sinds de lancering van Spore™, hebben fans hun fantasie flink de vrije loop gelaten, en binnenkort zullen zij hun creativiteit en gameplay naar nog grotere hoogten kunnen brengen! Vol trots kondigen wij de ontwikkeling aan van een uitbreidingspakket voor de ruimtefase en van het Spore Griezelige & Grappige Onderdelen Pakket -- add-ons die het door de critici geprezen spel Spore zullen doen groeien en evolueren.
 
“Spore is een ongelooflijk persoonlijke ervaring,” zegt Lucy Bradshaw, general manager van Maxis.  “Vele van onze fans hebben ons gevraagd om meer gereedschappen om mee te kunnen bouwen, en anderen wilden een uitgebreidere gameplay. Toen Spore af was, begonnen we met het creëren van extra content die aansluit bij de individuele smaak van de fans. Met de kosmos als achtergrond kunnen we Spore een bijna oneindig aantal kanten op laten gaan, waarbij de beleving telkens verandert en evolueert.”
 
Spelers wacht diepgaandere gameplay voor de ruimtefase met een uitbreidingspakket dat moet uitkomen in de lente van 2009. Voor het eerst zullen de ruimtewezens van spelers hun ruimteschip uit kunnen om nieuwe planeten te verkennen en beloningen te verdienen voor het voltooien van uitdagende missies. Met de nieuwe avonturenschepper zullen spelers online eigen missies kunnen creëren en delen, waardoor de gameplay-mogelijkheden praktisch oneindig zijn.
 
Het Spore Griezelige & Grappige Onderdelen Pakket, dat al op 18 november 2008 verkrijgbaar zal zijn, biedt ruim 100 nieuwe componenten om wezens te kunnen bouwen, verdeeld in twee verschillende stijlen—aandoenlijke tekenfilmachtige wezens en griezelige monsterachtige wezens. Met alle lichaamsdelen, verfmogelijkheden, animaties, achtergronden en meer stelt het Spore Griezelige & Grappige Onderdelen Pakket spelers van Spore of de complete versie van de Spore Creature Creator in staat om hun wezens een nog apartere persoonlijkheid te geven!

To make a long story short, the parts pack will contain 100 new items, and be available on the 18th of November. The real expansion will come in Spring 2009, and is focussed on the Space Phase.

Your creature will be able to get out of your spaceship to explore new planets and get achievements for your missions. With the adventure-creator, you'll be able to make your own missions and share them online, which makes the gameplay-possibilities endless!

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Does it specify if these are creature parts, or everything else too?
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Re: First REAL expansion: Space expansion
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2008, 07:02:30 am »
yes, i got that mail as well.

For the cute & creepy parts pack, it specifies that theres 100 new parts devided in cartoony cute style and dangerous monsters style. But there's new animations that come with these parts as well + new paint scripts and backgrounds.

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Re: First REAL expansion: Space expansion
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2008, 07:03:10 am »
Man, that's awesome! I can't wait to use the mission creator!

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Re: First REAL expansion: Space expansion
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2008, 07:07:31 am »
It also says the following:
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Met alle lichaamsdelen, verfmogelijkheden, animaties, achtergronden en meer stelt het Spore Griezelige & Grappige Onderdelen Pakket spelers van Spore of de complete versie van de Spore Creature Creator in staat om hun wezens een nog apartere persoonlijkheid te geven!

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With all body parts, painting options, animations, backgrounds and more, "Spore Cute and Creepy Pack" gives players the possibility to give your creatures in Spore or in the complete version of the Spore Creature Creator an even more weird personality!
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Re: First REAL expansion: Space expansion
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2008, 09:19:23 am »
more info:

72 new body parts - 12 per pallet (mouth, eyes, antennae, legs, body & Details)
2 new backgrounds for the spore creature creator - 1 x creepy & 1 x cute
36 new scripts (12 bases, 12 paints & 12 Details)
12 new painting motifs
24 new test-animations - 12 x creepy & 12 cute

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Re: First REAL expansion: Space expansion
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2008, 09:27:44 am »
I'm already excited about this Space expansion pack. It's nice that you have to beam down to do mission "Star Trek" style.

Now, a water creature expansion, and a gas creature expansion (Which would have the Spore scratching their heads) would be also awesome.


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Re: First REAL expansion: Space expansion
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2008, 09:32:38 am »
I guess the "cute and creepy" one must be like some kind of stuff pack? That's pretty awesome actually, since it sounds like they're going to give us plenty new parts to play with. The creepy stuff will probably be great for giger-esque [okay, maybe not THAT creepy] realism. And hell [can I say that word here?], you know, I actually like cute stuff too. I'm not afraid to admitting that I'm a sucker for bunnies and kittens, although my personal pet preference would be rats.

As for the REAL expansion pack, Ohhh man.. That sounds really awesome. I wonder how they'll handle the custom missions.. Will they just be randomly shuffled in with the Maxian ones so other empires may end up asking you to do them? That makes the most sense... I wonder how complex we will be able to make the missions. This would be excellent for those of us who like to role-play in our heads while playing the game. I know I do.

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Re: First REAL expansion: Space expansion
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2008, 09:36:52 am »
I will buy this expansion iff (a little math terminology there) it contains crab legs. I have wanted them since forever, and I think the decision to not include them is a travesty.
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Re: First REAL expansion: Space expansion
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2008, 09:41:11 am »
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Spore gives players their own personal universe in a box. Create and evolve life, establish tribes, build civilizations, sculpt entire worlds and explore a universe filled with creations made by other gamers. Spore gives players a wealth of creative tools to customize nearly every aspect of their universe: creatures, vehicles, buildings, and even spaceships. Spore Creatures, available on NDS, takes players on a quest to save their species and the entire Galaxy. Meet, befriend or fight other creatures in a number of unique Touch Screen-based activities.

"Spore is an incredibly personal and customizable experience," said Lucy Bradshaw, general manager of Maxis studio. "Many of our fans have asked us for even more tools to build with, while others are looking to extend their gameplay. As soon as we wrapped up Spore, we turned our focus to creating additional content that caters to fans' individual tastes. With the cosmos as our backdrop, we can take Spore in almost infinite directions, constantly changing and evolving the experience."

Gamers will experience deeper Space stage gameplay with an expansion pack scheduled for release in spring 2009. For the first time, players' space faring creatures will be able to beam down from their spaceships to explore new planets and earn rewards for completing challenging missions. A new Adventure Creator will allow players to build and share online their own custom missions, providing almost endless gameplay possibilities.

The Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack provides more than 100 new creature-building components themed in two distinct styles--charming, cartoon-esque creatures and scary, monster-like creatures. Including body parts, paint options, animations, backgrounds and more, Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack allows users of Spore or the retail version of the Spore Creature Creator to give their creatures distinct personalities like never before!

Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack will be available worldwide on Nov. 18, 2008.

CosmicD, where'd you get that info from. The official announcement says more than 100 new parts.  You say 72.  That's a big discrepancy. 

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Re: First REAL expansion: Space expansion
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2008, 09:42:32 am »
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more info:

72 new body parts - 12 per pallet (mouth, eyes, antennae, legs, body & Details)
2 new backgrounds for the spore creature creator - 1 x creepy & 1 x cute
36 new scripts (12 bases, 12 paints & 12 Details)
12 new painting motifs
24 new test-animations - 12 x creepy & 12 cute

That info is from the official German site: I posted it on my blog.


English version of the official announcement was posted here:

http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=14979.msg628932#msg628932
« Last Edit: October 13, 2008, 09:45:18 am by hikispore »

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Re: First REAL expansion: Space expansion
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2008, 09:54:49 am »
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...The Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack provides more than 100 new creature-building components...

CosmicD, where'd you get that info from. The official announcement says more than 100 new parts.  You say 72.  That's a big discrepancy.
They are probably counting paint scripts in that 100+


I do like the sound of a mission creator.  We'll have to see how it works. There's not a lot of variety in the missions Spore has included.

 Hopefully auto-downloading will be somewhat selective by then.  I'd hate to run into missions by semi-illiterate kids.
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Re: First REAL expansion: Space expansion
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2008, 10:35:33 am »
I wonder why they (apparently) haven't sent an email to the english mailing list or put up a news post on spore.com about it yet.