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Offline Axelgear

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Insects in Spore
« on: July 31, 2006, 11:31:54 am »
A thought occured to me recently about creature size in Spore. You see, I've seen many videos and not one insect in it all. The closest thing I've seen is the the small, glowing white creatures in the GDC '05 video that floated around the Willosaur in the water, and even they're somewhat large. So my thought is, can you create insect sized creatures? I doubt it'd be easy to play as one, but maybe you can create them just for the sake of having insects in the game? The game directs them to do buggy things (Flit about around plants and such) and they can be eaten by really small creatures fast enough to catch them. Now, another interesting aspect of this could be playing as a bug and growing more advanced. Imagine being a mosquito and draining an elephant.


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Re: Insects in Spore
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2006, 11:38:41 am »
Hmm...well WW said that the smallest you can be is a mouse. While I agree being or making an insect would be cool, I can't see it happening. Maybe in the expansion.
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Re: Insects in Spore
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2006, 11:38:56 am »
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Re: Insects in Spore
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2006, 11:42:44 am »
There are definately parts that are insect like, and I saw something that looked very much like a dragonfly in the GDC05 video.



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Re: Insects in Spore
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2006, 11:47:12 am »
We saw an insect when the Willosaur was running away from the spider thing (I miss it when everyone knew the lingo and I could call it a splodey) in the GDC 05 video.

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Re: Insects in Spore
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2006, 11:49:45 am »
There were little flies buzzing around in the gdc05er video.

Regarding playing insects - you have to make a big one!
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Re: Insects in Spore
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2006, 12:49:01 pm »
Cockroaches will rule the galaxy!!!!



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Re: Insects in Spore
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2006, 01:13:07 pm »
Mhm, insect-size creatures would be cool but IMO only for creation later, not as your main species. Maybe it's something you should be able to unlock when you can start the gene-splicing, and create them as non-intelligent life forms (exactly like with plants), but not actually play them. In that way they'd be great flavour to a world. Glow worms and such. Colourful beetles etc.

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Re: Insects in Spore
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2006, 03:36:53 pm »
Well in the prehistoric times, dragonflies were pretty big.  Insects are pretty essential to creating a believable environment, where small animals will be able to eat the bugs and will make the food chain more complex.

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Re: Insects in Spore
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2006, 03:38:44 pm »
That gave me an idea for a cool creature that I didn't even think about. A small social hamster thing with wings. That would be über.

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Re: Insects in Spore
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2006, 03:45:14 pm »
The EA E3 lineup video had insects.

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Re: Insects in Spore
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2006, 04:17:36 pm »
yes insects are possible....

they will be massive oversized insects but hey they can probably take over the galaxy much easier that way....
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Re: Insects in Spore
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2006, 07:28:13 pm »
There are definately parts that are insect like, and I saw something that looked very much like a dragonfly in the GDC05 video.

but could there be things that are in the game and cant be messed with. like you know in other games (lets use GTA San Andreas, because  we have all played that) sometimes you just see birds flying around to give the game a realism type of thing. you cant touch the bird or anything its just there, maybe thats how bugs are going to be in spore.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2006, 07:46:17 pm by Myshuno »
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Re: Insects in Spore
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2006, 07:31:17 pm »
actually, you can shoot the birds. Watch them die in an explosion of feathers.



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Re: Insects in Spore
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2006, 07:38:44 pm »
yes i know but i didnt, i remember like half way through, ill change it to GTA San Andreas.
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