No, I don’t mean playing the game on a huge projector screen…although that would be pretty rad. What is in the talks is less than rad – a possibility of a Spore movie.
Have a strange look on your face? I did too. I wouldn’t even know how it could be pulled off, but according to Will Wright in a recent interview:
“With Spore, we’re looking way outside the game space, such as TV, movies, etc. We’re basically planting the seeds to spread Spore out to a much wider group of people than would ever play a computer game.”
Scarier than the idea of George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and others playing Spore creatures could be Wright’s other idea. A game that captures your ‘metrics’. Says Will, “The computer could observe each player and capture a lot of metrics, which could be used to change the game so that it becomes personalised for him – his game becomes a reflection of who he is internally”.
With MySims as a TV show, I could see a small chance of Spore working out for a 30-minute spot. But a full-length featured movie? We have enough of animated films already, leave them alone for Pixar or Dreamworks.