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It is the year 2016, and three of the items on Steam’s top ten best-sellers list are Spore. A midweek madness sale of Spore and its expansions is to blame, but still: strange times. Also interesting: despite being broadly declared a letdown, Spore’s 8,373 Steam reviews are 87% positive, or “very positive” by Steam’s measure.

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Here’s a screenshot of the top ten, for posterity’s sake:

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ConallofUlster
ConallofUlster

I was actually a student teacher in a grade 10 science class where we used Spore for a massive project to connect units on biology, chemistry, physics, and weather units by having groups of students create solar systems with an inhabited planet and talk about the cycles and food web that sustain that planet as well as the planet’s climate, weather, and its similarities and differences from Earth.