Electronic Arts announced that those who pre-ordered the PC version of Spore can now pre-load the game and be among the first to start playing on the day of release. Spore was developed by EA Maxis and is due to ship on September 5th 2008 in Europe and September 7th 2008 in North America, for PC, Mac, DS and mobile phones. Spore is a simulation game that will take you from the origin and evolution of life through the development of civilization and technology and eventually all the way into the deepest reaches of outer space. You will begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then use the fun, intuitive Editors to evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race. You will guide your species as it builds (and the player designs) villages, buildings, cities, and vehicles. Along the way to becoming a global civilization you can choose whether to hunt or forage, attack or trade, be nice or play rough.