Spore is a game developed by Will Wright, the famous creator of The Sims 2 franchise, 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.
Take complete control of your creature's fate as you guide it through the following six evolutionary phases:
Tidepool phase: Fight with other creatures and consume them to adjust the form and abilities of your creature. It's survival of the fittest at the most microscopic level.
Creature phase: Venture onto dry land and help your creature learn and evolve with forays away from your safe haven. Carnivore or Herbivore? Social or Independent? The choice is yours.
Tribal phase: Instead of controlling an individual creature, you are now caring for an entire tribe of your genetic craftwork. Give them tools and guide their interactions as you slowly upgrade their state of existence.
City phase: Bring your creatures' race into a new golden era by building up the technology, architecture, and infrastructure of their city.