I mentioned Spore way back in January in my 2008 Games Preview, but I'm hoping you haven't forgotten about it since then, cause I'm still totally stoked! Spore is coming this September (finally), but you have your chance to make your own creature now in a free trial download from EA.
If you remember, Spore is an evolutionary game that has you starting out in the first of five "phases" as a single cell organism, collecting enough DNA to evolve into a different creature that you create — which is where the creature creator comes in. I can already see hours and hours of time flying by as I tweak, smoosh, and stretch my creature just the way I want it — the possibilities are endless!
Test out your creative skills now with the free creature creator trial for your PC or Mac, so that you're ready to evolve when Spore hits the shelves this fall on your Mac, PC, DS, and your iPhone!