EA/Maxis releases nerdy Spore prototypes; Catherine overcome with excitement

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A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to hear SimCity creator Will Wright speak as part of my employer’s contribution to the Vancouver Art Gallery’s KRAZY! exhibit. Later, I wrote on the Masters of Digital Media group blog about my fascination with Wright’s visual aids, a variety of cellular automata and gravity simulations, prototypes for different kinds of interactions in EA/Maxis’ upcoming “everything simulator” Spore.

Yesterday, Slashdot noted that EA had released a couple of the programs Wright demoed as free downloads and apparently, more are on the way. So that’s pretty awesome.

Download BIOME and ParticleMan from Spore.com.

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