Sporelympic Games 2012
On 27 July 2012 the Sporelympic flame was ignited, marking the start of the second Sporelympic games. A link to the opening ceremony can be found here:http://eu.spore.com/sporepedia/viewadventure.cfm?id=500861050700&back=ms
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Spore is known to be almost entirely about creating, but these challenges are about how well you play the game. These are the second Sporelympics. The first were organised by Parkaboy.
During the course of the real games in London, five Galactic Adventures will be released, each featuring a Sporelympic sport that will vary entirely from anything seen in the games on earth.
You can earn a gold, silver, or bronze medal on any adventure by holding the first, second, or third place on the leader board of that adventure until 10-08-2012. First, second, and third places will, beside the honour of winning a game, receive comments and ratings from yours truly. If you are a gold medalist, you can have one of your creations remade by me if you want.
The five Olympic rings represent the five continents of earth in real life, but since the Sporelympics take place in a science-fiction setting, the rings represent five planets that will act as a host for the games. These planets and the sports taking place on them are listed below in order of sheluded release and difficulty.
This quite easy sport was invented by Parkaboy. All credit for the rules and game mechanics goes to him. In this category, the athlete must defend his or her castle from enemy knights carrying timed bombs. At least one long range warrior part is recommended. Splash damage may be useful.
In Drowngold, you have to navigate through a flooded course to collect golden tokens while avoiding obstacles.
The fiery world of Dezzior sets the stage of the Jetpack Glide challenge. To win, the athlete must get as far as possible. How far the athlete has got on the course will be measured in the amount of checkpoint rings that he or she has passed through. The course is dotted with objects like mines, powerups and jump pads to help or obstruct the player. Energy gliders are required!
Location: Naga Umbri
Has yet to be released.
Bounceball is possibly the most difficult of all Sporelympic sports. To win, the athlete has to bring a ball to a holographic platform while bouncing through a large arena. This category requires speed and exelent control of the captain.
If creating is your thing, this is something for you. Use any editor save for the creature editors to craft a gold, silver, or bronze medal for any of the five categories. Tag your creations 'jgsmedalcontest' to enter. The name of your creation must be: [Name of planet hosting your category] [colour] medal'. For instance: 'Luci gold medal'. All entries must be uploaded before 10-08-2012.
When the deadline has passed, I will pick one medal for each colour in each category. The medal will be re-uploaded with the name of the winner of that category (the athlete, not the creator) in its description. The winning creator will get to choose one creation that he/ she wants me to remake, and receive some comments and ratings.
Besides making medals, you are always free to make Sporelympic-themed creations to advertise for the games, but there will be no prizes to win here.
Passing the Sporelympic emblem
Did you enjoy these and the previous games and do you want to try your hand at this too? Here's your chance. Make an adventure of your own featuring a sport you thought of, and tag it 'jgsemblemcontest' to enter it. All entries must be uploaded before 10-08-2012. The creator with the game that was the most fun will get the Sporelympic emblem, the Spore equivalent of the Olympic flag, and with it the right to organise the next official Sporelympic games. Those games should start at the same time as the next Olympics on earth, so the winner will have plenty of time for the organisat