EA’s Spore Franchise Expands to Facebook

EA’s studio Maxis on Thursday announced the release of Spore Islands, a new Facebook game based on the Spore franchise originally created by Will Wright, of Sim City and The Sims fame. The free 2D game puts player on their own island, where they can create and evolve their own creatures, as well as invite Facebook friends to live on their island.

Players can also send their own creatures to friends’ islands and try to dominate as many islands as possible. Similar to the main Spore game, Spore Islands has players earn and spend DNA points to improve their creatures in various ways. Global and friends-only leader boards are included.

Spore was released last year for Mac and PC, with an expansion pack issued this past summer. Variants on the core game have also appeared on other platforms.