Checked out Spore
"From the mind of Will Wright, the creator of The Sims, comes SPORE™, an epic journey that takes you from the origin and evolution of life through the development of civilization and technology and eventually all the way into the deepest reaches of outer space." [from the site]
The 'creature' creation looks so nice - a bit like a freeform verson of what City of Heroes gave us.
Started to look at digital presentation ideas in the realm of paired plasmas/lcds rather than projectors to support jury type presentations.
Had a look at HL2-Episode One - havent paid for it yet, though it is tempting.