With Electronic Arts' much-anticipated evolution game, Spore, not scheduled to hit store shelves until September 7, it seems that it is stoking fans' interest by releasing bite-size teasers every week or two.
Last month, EA released the first video of the game's cell stage, in which players evolve their creatures from primordial murk.
And on June 17, it will release the game's creature creator, allowing anyone to make Spore creatures for free that they can use later on when the game is out.
Now, it has put out the first video and detailed screen shots of the tribal phase. This is when players have moved beyond the cell stage and are now competing for, or sharing, territory with other tribes.
Spore is a single-player game, but it has elements of multiplayer titles, most specifically the ability to upload creations to the Internet that others can then download. This means that players, though using the game by themselves, will be enjoying the entire community's creations.
I've included video of the tribal stage below. Please forgive the lo-fi quality. It was an experiment in using Qik's streaming video service to get the video up on this blog quickly.
On June 10, Geek Gestalt hits the highways for Road Trip 2008. I'll start in Orlando, Fla., and visit many of the South's most interesting destinations. Stay tuned, and be sure to keep up, both now and during the trip, with what I'm doing on Twitter.