don't know if you've heard about this game.
Called Spore (as u might have guessed by the title)
lemme summarise it with a quote from IGN:
From the very tiniest forms of life to the intergalactic level of existence, you are in control of life itself in this simulation game by Will Wright.
Beginning in the primordial ooze, players create a character from DNA that will grow, survive, and mate as it evolves from a single-celled organism to a fully-formed member of an establishing species.
As more and more creatures inhabit the world, and as evolution forms the future, your species will join herds, clans, even civilizations. The more advanced the creatures of the planet grow, the more complex the strife of survival becomes.
And while the player can continue gameplay in Spore at any level -- playing as a cell, as a wild creature, or as a civilized and organized society – players can also step even further out and play the game from the planetary or interstellar level, while also going online to connect worlds with other gamers.
if you have a spare 30 mins or so doing nothing, view this google vid that pretty much explains 99% of the game for you:
the whole concept of the game blows me away.......looks freakin awesome.....so much so that for once i actually A) pre-ordered a game and
bought it legally.
btw - for those who think this is boring and you won't check the links.......
YOU CAN BLOW
UP!!!!!! AKA DEATH STAR BLOWING PLANETS UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
also u can abduct stuff, eat creatures, make the abducted creatures blow up cus uve placed them on a planet/moon without an atmosphere.....
but on a more serious note, this game is phenomenal, im not talking about the graphics. im talking about the coding behind it. This guy and his team are exploring new avenues of coding.
for example they will take a 64kb "game" or file (whatever you want to call it), and make an entire 3d game out of it.
basically it relies on your processor and ram to actually render these things as you go....
its an amazing concept, and i have a severe lack of knowledge about it, if you wish to do some research about it, theres alot on the wikipedia entry, and also alot of it on google (just search spore and you will find more than enough on the front page)