Spore Alternatives: Q-Pop

Q-Pop Evolution

With Spore having some troubles and being not exactly the most complex game, I would like to point out very quickly a neat alternative: Q-Pop. The game is VERY old. I think back from something around 1995. It is also technically not the most amazing one. It is partly turn-based, you can’t customize the appearance of creatures, it’s obviously not online and it only covers the creature stage of Spore. On the other hand, it has more strategic depth then Spore. You can change the attributes of your creatures and they DO affect the survival rate of your species. You can also play it multiplayer at a single PC and the best part is that it is free and only 2,5 MB in size (the game is avalible only in German, sorry).

Krystian Majewski

Krystian Majewski was born in Warsaw and studied design at Köln International School of Design. Before, he was working on a mid-size console project for NEON Studios in Frankfurt. He helped establish a Master course in Game Design and Research at the Cologne Game Lab. Today he teaches Game Design at various institutions and develops independent games.

One response to “Spore Alternatives: Q-Pop”

  1. Anonymous

    But it’s a very good game ;-)


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