Spore Launches First Game on Facebook Platform

Spore Islands Now Available for Play in Open Beta

Maxis, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio, 
announced they have taken their renowned integration of social
connectivity to the next level with a fun and original game application
built on Facebook Platform, Spore Islands. Now available, Spore
Islands invites Facebook users to experience the Spore
universe in a new way by competing against each other in the ultimate
survival of the fittest game.

“In Spore Islands, players get to invite friends in their social
web to play on their island, so creating this game exclusively for
Facebook was a natural choice for us since they are the largest and most
popular social platform for games,” stated Caryl Shaw, Senior Producer, Spore
Islands. “What sets Spore Islands apart from other social
games is that it offers a different kind of social interactivity where a
player’s gameplay experience is directly affected by the choices and
decisions their friends make. It’s an ongoing game, so player’s
creatures and islands will be active at all times, whether the player is
logged into Facebook or not.”

“Games are one of the most popular activities on Facebook, with more
than 100 million unique active users in the top 10 games alone. We are
excited to see Spore Islands as one of the latest games on
Facebook for our 300 million users to connect, share and play with
friends,” said Facebook Platform Manager Gareth Davis.

Spore Islands, a simulation game set in a vibrant, playful 2D
world, is one of the first games developed and published by Electronic
Arts Inc. on Facebook Platform and based on an established franchise.
Focused on player-to-player interaction, users choose their own island
to live on, create creatures and evolve them, invite friends to live on
their island, and send their own creatures to friends’ islands, all in a
quest to dominate as many islands as possible. In Spore Islands,
much like in other Spore games, parts matter. Throughout the
game, players can earn and purchase DNA points that they can use to
modify their creature’s stats or customize their creature’s appearance
with fun accessories such as hats, animations, holiday-themed items, and
more. Players’ progress is tracked on both Global and a Friends-only
leaderboards, which can be viewed by players and their friends, upping
the ante in the race to the top of the food chain.


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