I have only recently joined the forums, but I've been following this game for a while. I had an idea that would be interesting for evolutionary stages and even advanced technological stages: DNA programming. The idea would open up a screen that shows you your creature's DNA and the proteins produced. If you highlight any section of the DNA segments, it will highlight whatever pRt of the body it affects, brings up a page showing the protein(s) being produced with the page also showing you DNA segments related to the body part that the proteins support.
I don't think that this feature is necessary, but it would be cool to have when you hit the space stage. Being able to genetically enhance the species you made. It would also help people get really detailed with their creations. Say, for example, you wanted to get an animal that could breathe fire. It would be much quicker to type in the DNA sequences that would produce flammable chemicals then to just use Spore's editor and just look for the right part.
Post by StealthStyleL on Jun 25, 2015 16:19:57 GMT
It's a nice idea and genuinely sounds pretty cool. But I think it might tread a bit on the toes of the current concept for editing organisms. You could still genetically enhance species but it wouldn't be through changing the actual DNA structure (visibly).
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I think being able to alter some string of text that somehow represents the creature's characteristics in addition to the regular editor could be cool. It wouldn't need to work like actual genes, necessarily. I played this flash game a few years ago that has a system like what I'm talking about. Just click a flower and drag up to "show DNA", and you can edit it.