If any sort of parallel can be drawn between Spore
and the creatures you foster into civilization within its digital confines, then we've reached a very proud moment. After it emerged from the development seas, wobbling on two spindly legs, Spore
has now gone through its first evolution, thanks to a recently released patch that should help the fledgling game walk just a bit straighter.
There's a bevy of changes, from a difficulty increase in the game's first half and a decrease of random attacks on your home planet during the Space stage. Read all about Spore
's evolutionary step right here
. The patch is available via BigDownload