Free 'Darkspore' beta runs until April 1
Wednesday 30 March 2011
What do you get if you splice a
Sims offshoot with a quest to save the galaxy? It's
Darkspore, sci-fi offspring of creature creation game
Spore, and the Steam Network is hosting an open beta for all those with a PC and online access.
Spore was designed by The Sims' mastermind Will Wright and, while he now works as a consultant to the games industry, Spore's central components have found new life within Darkspore's extensive character editor - and there's a hint of World of Warcraft or Torchlight's dungeon-raiding escapades in the resulting game.
The beta is to test various online modes, both co-operative and competitive, while the single player campaign remains under wraps pending Darkspore's April 26 release. That'll be one week after Steam's own ingenious puzzler, Portal 2, and three before well-anticipated role-playing adventure The Witcher 2.
Official website: http://www.darkspore.com
Life & Style blogs
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
Iain Duncan Smith calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs
- 1 The difference between a migrant and refugee, in one sentence
- 2 Miley Cyrus calls out hypocrisy of women’s nipples being taboo
- 3 Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Tila Tequila kicked off show after 'describing Hitler as a good man'
- 4 iPhone 5c to be discontinued, no iPhone 6c to replace it
- 5 Blood Moon and Supermoon: September to bring brightest – and dimmest – full Moon of the year on same night
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£40000 - £55000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...
£20000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This IT provider for the educat...
£20000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This leader in the e-cigarette ...
£32000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: With extensive experience and a...