Both games are expressions of Wright's interest in simulation and user-created virtual environments and societies. The Sims is the best-selling video game of all time.
How do you top something like that?
Wright spoke at the 2005 Game Developers' conference about his new game, Spore.
The new game is partly inspired by Charles and Ray Eames' Powers of 10, a landmark 1977 film that explored the nature of exponential relationships and the human environment. Players start with a microscopic organism and "play god," developing higher and higher life forms, moving upward in the food chain to develop societies and eventually entire worlds.
Wright is a visionary and his 35-minute presentation is worth a look.
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