Holiday Contest 09

Holiday Contest 09

The Holidays are fast approaching and Maxis is ringing in the New Year with the Spore Holiday Team Contest 2009!

Get together with two of your friends to create a Holiday inspired adventure! Make a movie of your adventure and post it on YouTube for a chance to win copies of Spore Hero and Spore Hero Arena!

Your YouTube movie should be tagged with "SporeHolidayContest09" and should include all three team member Spore personas in the YouTube description.

This is your chance to prove yourself as the Spore Galaxy's best adventure creators!

Official Contest Rules

Visit the Spore Forum for an official contest FAQ, discussion, or to find teammates!


Storyboard Contest

Calling all Adventure Seekers!

We want your best adventure ideas!

Get your best adventure ideas on paper and enter our Spore Galactic Adventures Storyboard Contest!

The first place winner will receive an NVIDIA© GeForceGTX™ and a 3D printed Spore creature! The second place winner will recieve 3D printed Spore sculpture. May the most awesome storyboard win!

Winners Announced!

1st Place: Meaningless Turtle by afterfate!

Afterfate authored the winning storyboard called "The Meaningless Turtle".

Maxoids Ian Armstrong, John Cimino and Guillaume Pierre recreated Afterfate's story in Galactic Adventures to make it into an official Maxis adventure! Download and play the mission by opening your Maxis adventures Sporecast in the game.

Get the full storyboard, screenshots from the adventure, and quotes from the developers who recreated it here.

2nd Place: Evynwire Scroll Quest by KrakenMK!

Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone who entered.

Official Contest Rules
Visit the Spore Forum for an official contest FAQ and discussion!
Free Mashon Comic Creator tool

100 Millionth Creation

Calling all Creators!

We're blown away by the number of creations our community has shared on Sporepedia.

So fire up your imagination and share some more awesome creations. Be the creator that bumps up that number to 100 million for a chance to win an NVIDIA Graphics card, a standard copy of Spore,
and a copy of Spore Galactic Adventures when it
becomes available!

Kezz Hound by Omochi won our hundred millionth creation
promotion! Check out this milestone creature here!

About how much is a hundred million?

  • The number of photoreceptors
    in an eye
  • The number of mobile phones
    in Japan
  • The number of cows in the
    United States

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API Contest

Winners Announced!

Of the entries recieved we had a very hard time chosing the final winners, but these three apps stood out as incredible, innovative uses of the Spore API.

Congratulations to their creators, and we hope you enjoy playing with them!

Grand Prize Winner: Spore Skeletons by Aaron Meyers

Spore Skeletons generates 3D stick figures out of Spore creatures using the creature's XML recipe which is available via the Spore API.

It's beautiful and stylishly presented. The cutting edge augmented reality mode superimposes virtual creatures over the real world! We awarded first prize to this entry for its creative representation of Spore creatures and its wonderful use of ground breaking technology.

Aaron won an NVidia 9800 GTX graphics card.

Project the skeletons into your own reality using a webcam and following Aaron's augmented reality instructions here.

Second Place: Quality Spore by SniperMOnkey

QualitySpore is just breathtakingly pretty. What an elegantly designed Sporepedia viewer!

The stats visualization mode for creatures is also excellent. We couldn't have done it better ourselves.

SniperMOnkey won a copy of Spore and Spore Galactic Adventures.

Third Place: Sporenament by JoeyBagOfDonuts

Sporenament appears to be a fairly simple game on first look but is in fact a really clever way of bubbling up cool Spore content.

While we were testing Sporenament at the Maxis office, we saw the winning creatures from the first round played on one player's machine show up as competitors in the second round on another player's machine!

So, if you are playing rounds 2 and beyond in the Sporenament, you are playing with handpicked crowd-sourced Spore content! We are very excited about future developments in this direction.

JoeyBagOfDonuts won a copy of Spore Galactic Adventures.

*Note that you do NOT need to enter your Spore login info to play with this app.
Please avoid using your Spore password.

Contest Details

The Spore API is up and running, and we're calling on you to kick the tires!

Show off your development skills by entering the Spore API Contest 09. We want you to come up with the most exciting and original visualization or app and share it with us!

What to create

We're interested in seeing what kind of application or widget you can develop, utilizing our massive database of creations, Sporecasts, and player information.

Create your app from scratch, or download the source code from one of the sample apps we've posted on the API page. You can use this source as a reference or template. Head over to our forum to discuss ideas!

To be eligible to win, your app needs to display the text, "Download your own copy of the Spore Creature Creator now!" along with a link to

Example ideas:

  • Display of your own creations
  • Trophy case of challenge winners
  • Visualization of current Most Popular New creations
  • Scenic diorama of Sporecast creations

Check out our gallery for examples of some applications created with the Spore API!

How to Submit

To enter, email a link to your application to

All original applications created using the Spore API will be accepted, and you can enter as many applications as you'd like!

The deadline to submit your app is April 6th, 2009.


  • Grand Prize: NVIDIA graphics card
  • First runner up: Copy of Spore game and Galactic Adventures
  • Second runner up: Copy of Galactic Adventures

May the best application win!


Archived Contests

Grand Prize winner Gryphon57

Winning Creation And to All a Good Night

"Happy Christmas to all...and to all a good night" The last line before the little ones go off to bed....timeless poem!" - Gryphon57

Runners Up

December 26th by Mootacoo

"Yes the day after christmas is a very queit one =) Santa takes a nap and the reindeer play so cards...not to mention the elves passing out from exhaustion! But they only get a short break before starting for next year! created by Mootacoo" - Mootacoo

Christmas Morning at the Claus' by Slartibartfast38

"Making a list and checking it twice...FREE. Delivering toys to children all over the world in one night...FREE. Mrs. Claus having a hot bath ready when you get home?...PRICELESS!" - Slartibartfast38

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa by TnT-Productions

"In the spirit of wonderful
Christmas memories,
inspired by the classic Christmas
carol..."I saw Mommy kissing Santa Clause"
along with the many awesome dioramas which my
husband has created! made by the 2nd half of TnT, Terry"
- TnT-Productions

Contest Details

The holidays are just around the corner, which makes this the perfect time to announce our Spore Holiday Contest 08!

All holiday-themed creations will be accepted, and entry is simple and limitless! To enter just create a holiday-themed creature, building, vehicle, or Spaceship. Then add "SporeHolidayContest08" tag to your creation and share on the Sporepedia.

The deadline to submit creations passed on December 10th, 2008. Thank you for all your wonderful submissions! The creations will be judged for a chance to win the Grand Prize: a brand new 13 inch Macbook with NVIDIA mGPU graphics!

Also, 3 runners up will receive an EVGA nForce 790i motherboard by NVIDIA. May the best creations win!

See The Official Rules

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