The Maxoids over at the Spore website would like to invite everyone to join the Spore API 2009 Contest!  What are the details to be exact?  You can read about that below.  There is nothing more I would like to do than to give this a shot.  Problem is that I’m a bit rusty on the programming and totally brainless on what to come up with.  I do love the fact that the Maxoids are putting 100% effort into helping developers…but you are pretty much limited in the terms of creations and grabbing data/stats off of the webservers.  I’d like to see resources used to help create our own parts for the game and the supportment of mods and the likes.

Calling all developers!

The Spore API is up and running, and we’re calling on you to kick the tires!

Show off your development skills by entering the Spore API Contest 09. We want you to come up with the most exciting and original visualization or app and share it with us!

What to create

We’re interested in seeing what kind of application or widget you can develop, utilizing our massive database of creations, Sporecasts, and player information.

Create your app from scratch, or download the source code from one of the sample apps we’ve posted on the API page. You can use this source as a reference or template. Head over to our forum to discuss ideas!

To be eligible to win, your app needs to display the text, “Download your own copy of the Spore Creature Creator now!” along with a link to

Example ideas:

  • Display of your own creations
  • Trophy case of challenge winners
  • Visualization of current Most Popular New creations
  • Scenic diorama of Sporecast creations

Check out our gallery for examples of some applications created with the Spore API!

How to Submit

To enter, email a link to your application to

All original applications created using the Spore API will be accepted, and you can enter as many applications as you’d like!

The deadline to submit your app is April 6th, 2009.


  • Grand Prize: NVIDIA graphics card
  • First runner up: Copy of Spore game and Galactic Adventures
  • Second runner up: Copy of Galactic Adventures

May the best application win!