Missed out on the 24 hour period to get your Darkspore beta-keys? Well, don’t feel down as it’s still possible to get one…if you have a copy of Spore, that is! MaxisJason posted the following on the official Spore forums on a very simple way to get a key if you have yet to obtain one – and that’s to re-create one of the Darkspore characters in Spore’s creature creator. Here’s the scoop, with special thanks to TerraSpore for posting:
We’re really excited about our upcoming game Darkspore and are happy to invite the awesome community here on Spore.com to get an early sneak peek! That’s right! You’re all invited to the beta!
What is Darkspore?
Well, first things first. Some of you may not be familiar with our new game Darkspore.
Darkspore is a unique sci-fi action RPG, where you battle across alien worlds in fast-paced solo and co-op action. You can also test your skills against others in head-to-head or team PVP.
Also, Darkspore has the all new Hero Editor which uses Spore technology to allow the player to outfit their heroes in ways never seen before in this genre.
Here’s how to get your beta key.
You didn’t think we would just hand a beta key over to you did you? No no, we’d like you all to show us more of the amazing creations you all have been uploading since the release of Spore!
You see, in Darkspore there are a large variety of characters to collect and customize. From large hulking brutes to small agile scrappers and everything in between.
Don’t worry, we won’t ask you to make ALL of the characters we have in the game. To get your beta key, we’d like you to recreate one of the three Darkspore characters we have chosen below, in Spore’s creature creator.
Press the “Play Video” button underneath the hero thumbnails to check out the hero spotlight videos. This will give you a better idea of how they will play in the game.
When you upload your creation, you must tag it with “DarksporeBetaNOW” or else you will not receive your beta key!
All submissions must be in by 11:00am PST February 24th, 2011
Have fun! And we look forward to seeing you in the Beta!
I decided to add a frequently asked questions section to answer your questions.
Q: Do I have to live in the USA to qualify for this beta invite?
A: Absolutely not! We are now accepting entries from all over the world (unfortunately martians are still ineligible.)
Q: Are only creature creations accepted?
A: Absolutely not! All types of creations are eligible. Just don’t forget to tag them with “DarksporeBetaNOW”
Q: When should I expect my beta key?
A: Beta keys will be emailed on 2/25/11
Q: Are people with the trial account eligible?
A: As long as you are able to recreate a Darkspore creature and tag it with “DarksporeBetaNOW” then I don’t see why not.
Requires internet connection, EA account and Spore Creature Creator to enter. By uploading and tagging your creation
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