It's hard to do a canned demo of Spore, so the team at Maxis and EA decided just to bring the latest build of the game to Germany and see what happens. In fact, the range of possible experiences is so unpredictable and specific to the decisions you make at nearly every level, Maxis decided just to let IGN play through for an unfettered hour. Though the team is officially only showing off the Creature and Tribe portions of the game, IGN decided they wanted to start at the very beginning and see the whole process through from start to finish. They had to take a few developer shortcuts to compress the experience down into an hour but it was well worth it to see how the pieces fit together.
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