This Spore debacle is genuinely fascinating if you’re interested in the consumer side of the games industry. After the Amazon backlash and the ridiculously high piracy levels, you’d think that customers angry over Spore‘s “draconian” DRM would have made their point, but no. Now it would seem that gamers are using the title’s own content creation tools against it — creating creatures that are designed to protest against EA’s use of SecuROM!
From the simple design of a creature (?) known only as EA Sux to the more detailed Veroflraptor, who lives on the planet “EAdisappointsME,” it would seem that design-savvy Spore fans have strung Electronic Arts up with its own rope. Such sweet irony.
As I say, this is fascinating stuff and it’s interesting to observe how gamers have united in protest over DRM. We so very often as gamers seem to just suck up and accept whatever bullsh*t a publisher feels like dishing out, so it’s somewhat refreshing to see consumers continue to take Electronic Arts to task over something they feel strongly about, even if some of the methods of protest are questionable.
Check out more Spore protest creations here.