Spore Creature Creator Available Worldwide June 17

April 25, 2008


Free Demo and Complete Retail
Versions Deliver Powerful Creativity Tools to Create, Play and Share

Electronic Arts Inc. and Maxis today
announced that a free downloadable demo, and complete retail version of the
Spore™ Creature Creator will be available starting June 17, 2008. The Spore
Creature Creator gives Spore fans, and those who are creatively curious, the
first hands-on opportunity to design their own species and share it with their
friends. All creatures designed with the Spore Creature Creator can be imported
into the full retail version of Spore for PC and Mac when it launches on
September 5, 2008 in Europe and September 7, 2008 in North America.

“We are thrilled to finally be
putting the creative tools of Spore into the hands of players around the world,”
said Will Wright, chief designer, Maxis. “The amazing creations players design
this summer will help populate the game universe we all enter when Spore ships
this September, so in a sense, the Spore Creature Creator is the birth of

The free demo version of the Spore
Creature Creator will be available worldwide via download from www.spore.com.
The demo lets players shape, paint and play with an unlimited number of
creatures, using 25 percent of the creature-making parts from Spore. Gamers can
then share these creations with their friends, including seamless uploads to
YouTube. The demo will also be included in the The SimCity™ Box, which ships on
June 23.

A complete retail version of the
Spore Creature Creator will also be available in North America for $9.99 and
most European territories for ç9.99, which gives players access to all the
creature-making parts in the game.

Spore, the highly anticipated game
from the creators of The Sims™, gives players their own personal universe in a
box. Create and evolve life, establish tribes, build civilizations, sculpt
entire worlds and explore a universe created by other gamers. Spore gives
players a wealth of creative tools to customize nearly every aspect of their
universe: creatures, vehicles, buildings, and even UFOs. Players can then
seamlessly share their creations with the world or explore infinite new galaxies
created by other gamers.

Consumers can visit
www.spore.com  to sign
up for the Spore newsletter or check out all-new screenshots and video of the

Spore Creature Creator retail
version is not available in all territories.