Electronic Arts studio Maxis proudly announced that in the first week of its availibility, the Spore Creature Creator has produced more than one million creatures at the hands of its users.
The Spore Creature Creator is a stand-alone product that includes about 25 per cent of the creature-building features from the actual Spore game, and is currently available for purchase or as a free online trial.
Lucy Bradshaw, executive producer of Spore at Maxis, was pleasantly surprised by the figures:
"Maxis is excited, humbled and inspired by the explosion of creativity that we've seen with the Spore Creature Creator online. I'm amazed at the creations I see getting uploaded to the Sporepedia - whether it's a realistic looking bird or animal, a 10-eyed alien, or something completely bizarre and unexpected like a creature that looks like a motorcycle, it's clear that people have an innate desire to be creative, and we're thrilled to help them express themselves."
No mention of how they're handling the more "adult" creations, but GamesIndustry.biz cites another source that claims EA has been cracking down on these naughty creatures of the overactive imagination.
Creatures made from the Spore Creature Creator can be imported to the game later. Spore will be shipped worldwide in September for PC, Mac, and the Nintendo DS.
In the meantime, if anyone has had a chance to try out the Creature Creator, feel free to share your experiences with the rest of us.