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What is the name for this new genre?
« on: June 20, 2005, 02:17:25 pm »
Sorry if this has already been answered but i searched for genre in the forum and couldn't find anything.

I was just looking at the spore article on gamespot and noticed it labeled it as strategy and IGN labeled it as other. I just thoght we should come up with a name for it, as you can't even really call it an evolution game as that only makes up about half the game, you can't call it sim because that only makes up part or the game and it's the same for strategy and RPG. so...can anyone think of a good name?


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Re: What is the name for this new genre?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2005, 02:32:52 pm »
A hybrid - because that's what it is.  An evolution-sandbox.

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Re: What is the name for this new genre?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2005, 03:44:23 pm »
A every-thing- because thats what it is.

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Re: What is the name for this new genre?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2005, 03:45:38 pm »
Not really, its more like, well, a simulation of umm, alot of things.

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Re: What is the name for this new genre?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2005, 04:03:35 pm »
At most gaming sites, they seem to put it under simulation. It is a simulated galaxy, I guess.  :)
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Re: What is the name for this new genre?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2005, 04:37:59 pm »
I agree; simulation.

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Re: What is the name for this new genre?
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2005, 04:44:28 pm »
As do I, it's just a really, really big simulation...  ;D
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Re: What is the name for this new genre?
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2005, 04:50:39 pm »
Well... simulation is a very broad category. More specifically Spore is kind of a puzzle(micobial) / third-person eater(animal) / tribal sim(tribal) / RTS (city) / god sim (space)

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Re: What is the name for this new genre?
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2005, 04:53:46 pm »
I wouldn't call the puzzle stage puzzle, its sort of like a more simple version of being an animal hunting.

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Re: What is the name for this new genre?
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2005, 06:57:33 pm »
Sicne he said it was like "Pac Man" i would say the microbial stage would be considered "Arcade".

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Re: What is the name for this new genre?
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2005, 07:00:13 pm »
Just testing--------CoOl
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I think it's more simulation/strategy. (it really depends on what stage your at.
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Re: What is the name for this new genre?
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2005, 07:01:38 pm »
Well, this game has a lot of the same features as SimAnt: Building, eating, avoiding predators, declaring war or just playing god.  I'd put it in the same category as SimAnt.  -leeman

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Re: What is the name for this new genre?
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2005, 07:04:21 pm »
ps: why were you yellow?

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Re: What is the name for this new genre?
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2005, 07:06:12 pm »
a likely story.  I suspect communism.  But seriously, Simulation is the best genre for this. -leeman

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Re: What is the name for this new genre?
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2005, 07:08:16 pm »
a likely story. I suspect communism. But seriously, Simulation is the best genre for this. -leeman

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