The Hero Editor is a creator in Darkspore that allows players to equip their heroes with the loot they have collected in the game, and customize their heroes for better efficiency in combat and greater visual appeal.

The editor in Darkspore is similar to the creator seen in Spore. However, it has several crucial differences.


The Darkspore Editor's in-game look as of January 19, 2011.

In Darkspore, players can acquire new heroes when they complete certain objectives. Once a hero has been collected, it can be edited between each mission with the parts that they have looted. In the editor, players must select which parts they want to use and then put them into slots for use on their heroes. The player may then use the familiar drag-and-drop system to edit facial features, change hands and feet and appendages, modify limbs and weapons, add armor and details, re-size and rotate and morph the parts, apply one of several paint jobs, and much more on their heroes to make them their own, but at the same time recognizable to other users, well-animated, visually appealing and perfectly suited to their abilities, backstory and role.

The editor is featured in greater graphical depth than Spore's. Heroes have higher resolutions and texture quality, better effects and better sound. The editor also has several details, such as a transparent 3D palette, and background complete with subtle effects, such as machines that move around.


  • The collecting Of the E-DNA is like collecting ADAM (a type of stem cell that makes you stronger) in the game, Bioshock. In fact, the editor, in general, is similar to that game's editor.