Big Download wants to see intelligent design in action. So, we're kicking off a two week giveaway contest to see what crazy creatures grow and evolve. Simply download the Spore Creature Creator (click here for Mac demo) and let your imagination run wild. Take a screenshot of your best creature and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our judges will pick the top ten creatures and let you vote for the winners.
What will your ultimate creation win you? All top ten finalists will have their demo versions of the Spore Creature Creator upgraded to the full version, compliments of Big Download. First place grand prize winner will receive a Wacom Intuos3 6x11 drawing tablet (MSRP $369) to further put their creative genius to work. Second place winner gets an EVGA NVIDIA e-GeForce 8800GT Superclocked video card (MSRP $259.99) to better appreciate the Spore creature graphics. Third place wins an EVGA NVIDIA e-GeForce 9600GT (MSRP $189.99) to boost their frame rates.
We'll accept submissions until July 1, 2008 at 10 p.m. EST (only one creature per person, so make it count), then we'll take a week to make our picks. The top ten finalists will be announced on July 8, 2008 and readers can vote on them until July 14 10 p.m. EST. Votes will be tallied up and the grand prize winners will be announced on July 15. So, download the Spore Creature Creator and let your inner mad scientist go wild!
Rules: Please read the complete official rules for this giveaway. Remember, this giveaway is only open to US and Canadian (non-Quebec) residents who are 18 years of age or older. Contest ends 7/1/08 10PM EST, when ten finalists will be selected then voted on by readers. Grand prize winners will be announced 7/15/08.
Download the Spore Creature Creator now
Download the Spore Creature Creator for Mac now
* Update 6/18/18: Users may use the full version of the Spore Creature Creator to enter the contest, but the following rules will apply:
1. Top ten winners will not receive an alternate prize in place of the Spore Creature Creator full version upgrade.
2. Creatures made with the full version will be judged equally to those made with the demo version.
3. Any creatures designed using parts from the full version that make it into the top 10 will be given a label reading "Designed Using Full Version" so that readers can make informed decisions when voting.