With the creative and fun filled times of Spore getting ever closer (Sept 7th) it is fun to see that it has again inspired at E3 and has a channel bursting with activity on Youtube as well.
The SPORE Youtube Channel also introduces the creature creature dance competition which builds on the success of their preview. Here is the E3 trailer – kinda fun:
One extra dimension (atop the creative/designer gameplay) that spore hits is its relationship to the sciences and evolution in particular. Though the water is VERY messy because we area actually designing rather than changes being due to mutation and selection pressures. The game does resonate pretty well with biology, ecology and cosmology. Plus I would think that our ethical and moral stances will be visible to some as well.
Here is Will Wright discussing this: