is looking for a few volunteers that live in the San Fransisco Bay Area.  There are in need of a few testers on January 13th and 14th.  Why couldn’t I live near

Here’s what she had to say on the Sporums:

Hey Everyone!

We’ve heard your feedback on our official Space Adventures thread and you’ve got some great ideas! We have another new opportunity for some of you to share your thoughts about the upcoming expansion. Since we’d like to get a sense of how players interact with the game, we’ll be inviting between 4 and 6 Bay Area local players to the Maxis Studio in Emeryville for some user experience testing next week, Jan 13 & 14th.

Here are the kinds of people we’re looking for:

• Someone who could arrange to spend about 2 hours at Maxis’ offices in Emeryville, CA on Jan 13 or 14th

• Someone who has finished at least the Spore Creature stage

• Someone who has done player-created mods for PC games–not only Spore, but for games such as Starcraft, Counterstrike, Battlefield, etc.

A small compensation will be given for your time.

If you’re interested, please send your email address to

Thanks to Sporedum for the tip!