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Free Demo and Complete Retail Versions Deliver Powerful Creativity Tools to Create, Play and Share

Redwood City, CA - April 25, 2008 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Maxis today announced that a free downloadable demo, and complete retail version of the Spore™ Creature Creator will be available starting June 17, 2008. The Spore Creature Creator gives Spore fans, and those who are creatively curious, the first hands-on opportunity to design their own species and share it with their friends. All creatures designed with the Spore Creature Creator can be imported into the full retail version of Spore for PC and Mac when it launches on September 5, 2008 in Europe and September 7, 2008 in North America.

“We are thrilled to finally be putting the creative tools of Spore into the hands of players around the world,” said Will Wright, chief designer, Maxis. “The amazing creations players design this summer will help populate the game universe we all enter when Spore ships this September, so in a sense, the Spore Creature Creator is the birth of Spore.”

The free demo version of the Spore Creature Creator will be available worldwide via download from www.spore.com. The demo lets players shape, paint and play with an unlimited number of creatures, using 25 percent of the creature-making parts from Spore. Gamers can then share these creations with their friends, including seamless uploads to YouTube. The demo will also be included in the The SimCity™ Box, which ships on June 23.

A complete retail version of the Spore Creature Creator will also be available in North America for $9.99 and most European territories for €9.99, which gives players access to all the creature-making parts in the game.

Spore, the highly anticipated game from the creators of The Sims™, gives players their own personal universe in a box. Create and evolve life, establish tribes, build civilizations, sculpt entire worlds and explore a universe created by other gamers. Spore gives players a wealth of creative tools to customize nearly every aspect of their universe: creatures, vehicles, buildings, and even UFOs. Players can then seamlessly share their creations with the world or explore infinite new galaxies created by other gamers.

Consumers can visit www.spore.com to sign up for the Spore newsletter or check out all-new screenshots and video of the game. Members of the media can visit EA’s press site at www.info.ea.com for information about all of EA’s games.

Spore Creature Creator retail version is not available in all territories.


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I cannot wait...
    
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They are using some of the created organisms to populate the world aren't they? Like a library or something?

Why are they selling the creature creator? They really should just offer it... eh, business is business.
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There is a free version available in SimCity4 and a free version will be available for download.
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Silly question but, Is the Creature Creator going to be provided in the full release of Spore??

Or do we just get a cut down (ala demo) version with the game?
    
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I think if you buy the full version now you should get ten bucks tacked off the price of the game later on.
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I think if you buy the full version now you should get ten bucks tacked off the price of the game later on.
i know what you mean dude, but sadly things like that will never happen
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Yeah, unfortunately companies like to trick us into paying (or paying more) for something to get it earlier than planned, but then you have to "buy" it all over again when it's included in the final product.
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All I want to know is if the full version of the Creature Creator will be included in the purchase price of Spore. I can understand charging extra for the early adopters and what-not, but to give a cut down version with the full game or to charge for a full version is crap.
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At one point I was really excited about this but now, I dunno, sounds like it may flop.
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