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Anyone want to try this game and let me know if it’s good?

This time on ID the Future, Casey Luskin — changing things up a little — sits down to talk with videogame artist Dennis DeMercer about his recent work on the Nintendo DS version of the forthcoming game Spore. Working with Amaze Entertainment, DeMercer was responsible for animating 3-D creatures ranging from single-celled organisms to advanced intergalactic civilizations in a game that centers around players evolving creatures from one species into another in order to climb the evolutionary ladder.

But is this highly anticipated game as much an example of the cultural pervasiveness of Darwinian evolution as it seems? Ironically, no. Luskin and DeMercer discuss their discovery that, despite the obviously evolutionary theme, Spore’s game-play actually hinges on intelligent design theory, because success depends entirely on the ability of the player — i.e. intelligent agent — to fashion a creature ready to take on the growing challenges of its environment.

Win the popular culture and you’ve won everything. See, they can’t really Expell DeMercer.

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10 Responses to Anyone want to try this game and let me know if it’s good?

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    So, since evolution is said to be an unguided processes, is it plausible for me to “win” this game (or get very far) by randomly pressing keys at random times? What if I ran 9999 computers and put one person on each computer, with each person randomly pressing keys. Will anyone “win” the game (or get very far)? I mean, wouldn’t this be natural selection at work? Most of the people don’t advance but the people that just so happen to press the right keys at the right time do advance.

  2. Good friends with a lot of people who have a DS, I’ll bet half of them would be more then happy to have some fun with this one. :)

  3. Oh shoot, they removed the interview with DeMercer on ID the Future. Considering the intolerance PZ and others would have with what was being said in the interview I can guess why. I guess I don’t blame them.

  4. F2XL – thanks for the heads-up. The site now reads:

    Intelligent Design: The Videogame (Updated)

    CSC Update: This audio file removed at the request of Amaze Entertainment.

    Well, they do Amaze me. I’ll try and find out what happens next.

  5. Being an avid gamer, I was wondering how long it would take for someone to make the ID connection to this game.

    For what it’s worth, it’s one of the most highly-anticipated games among many PC gamers this year. I’ve even seen ‘intelligent design’ mentioned (naturally, more a tongue in cheek reference) in some reviews.

  6. I almost got the chance to hear it, but there may be a chance that someone might have downloaded the MP3 before they had to take it down.

    I don’t mean to put DeMercer at risk, but did anyone by any chance download it before……

    Nevermind. I guess that would be too risky. :D

  7. Off Topic:

    Cool Video

    Theist Achievements for Mankind

    http://www.godtube.com/view_vi.....tegory=mvd

  8. Bornagain,
    I don’t wish to be rude, but you brought up several issues on other threads which you now seem to be ignoring. Is this how you operate, ignore the difficult questions and hope they go away?

  9. That’s a great way to prove the valididity of intelligent design. Once people realize the connection of the game I think that will be very persuasive. I look forward to trying it out eventually.

  10. Intelligent Design: The Videogame (Updated)

    CSC Update: This audio file removed at the request of Amaze Entertainment.

    Well, they do Amaze me. I’ll try and find out what happens next.

    Any news on the issue?

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