- Contest Winner Cameo: Winners of official contests held on the Spore forums will have their creations featured on the website. Also, contests have been held that will also decide the designs of built-in creatures for Darkspore.
- Development Hell: The game was awarded Vaporware Awards from Wired, with three year long delays.
- The movie, supposed to be made by Blue Sky Studios is entering this as well.
- Vaporware: The "Creature Keeper" expansion.
- What Could Have Been: A buttload of awesome stuff that the previews and trailers showed, and was cut from the final game, including continuing to live underwater after the cell stage, and underwater civilization. It was promised in an expansion pack that never happened.