Killing cells and breaking them open will release three or more chunks of meat. Meat can also be scavenged, but free meals will become rarer and rarer as the stage progresses. Only carnivores can eat meat chunks; omnivores must use a proboscis in order to suck up meat directly from cells.
After killing a creature, its meat can be eaten. Dead creatures can be scavenged, but they are very rare. If meat is left alone for too long, it will rot. Meat in Creature stage acts as the primary food source for carnivores, but it can be consumed by an omnivore. If an herbivore attempts to eat any meat, it will instantly vomit it back up and gain no hunger benefit from it. If an epic kills a creature, the epic would pick it up and eat it in one bite, like what a normal creature would do with a meat chunk.
Killing wild animals will gain the player access to their meat. It is the hardest form of food to gain, as weapons must be used to kill them instead of gathering them. Killing an Epic creature can give a player large amounts of meat to eat.
Other stages Edit
Meat does not appear in the Civilization stage or Space stage in a usable form. However, wild carnivores or omnivores may be seen eating slain creatures in the Space Stage, and carnivorous or omnivorous tribes may have meat in their food piles.
In Spore Galactic Adventures, piles/bowls of meat can be put in as a prop for an adventure. Only the meat platter can be picked up by creatures.
Cancelled Stages Edit
Meat would not appear in the Molecular stage since there would be no multicellular animals. It would have appeared in the Aquatic stage just as if it had in the Creature stage. It may have appeared in the City stage as a source of food for the city to use.