Okay, if I see one more friggin’ Template Challenge from the Spore site I’m going to take this paperclip in my hand and jam it in my eye.  Seriously, what is going on over at Maxis…Do these templates serve a purpose?  Are they for the rumored ‘DarkSpore’ game?  I’d sure love to know!

Overview: In this fixed morphology challenge it’s up to you to modify our template creature to fit the bio provided below. Your entry should be in the form of a creature tagged mctoxiraptorchallenge based on the template provided. Entries will be judged on creativity, adherence to creature bio, how well they animate.

Emerald Toxiraptor
Bio: Centuries ago the rainforests and grasslands teemed with gentle creatures sharing their habitats. Following the invasion, the planet exchanged its serenity for terror. Once tiny creatures with a mild, stinging bite, toxiraptors (striking for their glowing emerald eyes), became tall, lightning-fast attackers that hunted in packs. Aside from the terrible damage their fangs can inflict, it’s their toxin that’s of greatest worry to any being they target, a nerve agent that untreated causes paralysis and death within minutes. Any explorer catching sight of toxiraptors hunting in packs should evacuate or flee immediately… or be prepared to unleash maximum firepower.

Template restrictions: You may not modify (scale, move, remove) the spine, legs, or mouth. You may swap out the feet as desired. You may add parts anywhere.

Tag: mctoxiraptorchallenge

Color/vibe references:
These images are meant to generally inform the aesthetic direction you take especially when painting your creature. It’s not a requirement to match your paint to these colors, but we just want to give you an idea of the vibe we’re looking for.

What will the challenge winner(s) get?
A chance to be featured on Spore.com! Maxis will hand pick the winner(s) in this challenge.

Challenge Rules:

  • To submit a creature, tag it with: mctoxiraptorchallenge
  • You can submit as many entries as you’d like
  • All submissions must be in by 11:00am PDT June 8, 2010
  • Optional: Post screenshots or YouTube movies of your creation on the forum

Feature Criteria

  • Creation must not have any parent authored by a different creator (other than MaxisCactus)
  • Creation must not have any offensive creation in its lineage (any parent or child creations)
  • Creation must not have any links or references to other sites in the submission’s tags, name, or description

Posted via MaxisCactus over at the Sporums