SPOnG understands life in the pre-civilisation days when we knocked about in tribes to have been poor, nasty, brutish, and short, to appropriate the words of Thomas Hobbes. In the world of Spore
, however, things look considerably rosier. Electronic Arts has released details on the game's tribe stage and SPOnG has some purdy screens of it for added flavour.
So, here's what EA has to tell us of the stage - "You begin the Tribal Stage as a small group of sentient creatures which have just discovered tools and have formed the first tribe on their planet. Gather food with your tribe members by picking fruit, hunting or domesticating wild animals and fishing. Your tribe runs on food buy tools with it, purchase tribal accessories with it, gift it to other tribes, steal it from other tribes, and (of course) feed your tribe with it. Use different tools to befriend or attack neighboring tribes, aid in hunting and gatherting (sic), or heal your tribe members. Depending on how you played the Cell and Creature Stages, you will begin Tribal Stage with two of six super poswers (sic) at your disposal. Defeat of ally with five trives (sic) to conquer the continent and form civilization!"
You can see more screens and get more information over on SPOnG's dedicated Spore game page