So we all know that Will Wright has been sequestered away working on a top-secret gaming project.
Now I know what that game is:
Spore (maybe only a working title)
Spore will allow players to experiment with the evolution of digital creatures.
Starting with an amoeba-sized organism, the player will guide the physical development of their creature by selecting how its limbs, jaws and other body parts evolve.
Sims creator Will Wright’s next game is all about evolution
Eventually the creature will become capable of establishing cities, trading and fighting, and even building space ships.
Advanced players will visit the home planets of creatures created by other Spore players. These worlds will be automatically swapped across the Internet.
Mr Wright said that enabling players to devise and share their creatures would make them care more about the game.
“I don’t want to put the player in the role of Luke Skywalker or Frodo Baggins – I want them to be George Lucas or Dr Seuss,” explained Mr Wright.