Microsoft has announced that Project Spark will release in North America on October 7th (October 9th in Asia, October 10th in Europe) and carry a price tag of $39.99. Currently in beta, Project Spark is a game that lets you create your own games.
The retail package will deliver an incredible collection of premium content for $39.99, including the first sci-fi pack “Galaxies: First Contact,” the warrior champion Sir Haakon “Hawk” the Knight, “Champions Quest: Void Storm,” the first episode of an epic campaign adventure, and more. The “Project Spark Starter Pack” will provide immediate access to some of the best paid content, features and add-ons in a single package. All of the content included in the disc version will also be available digitally for Xbox One and Windows 8.1 on launch day.
Project Spark is a true open sandbox adventure that allows you to create just about anything you can imagine from adventure games to RPGs, puzzles, shooters, and more. Complete challenges to earn Creation Credits which you can then use to unlock more items to further enhance your games.
Project Spark currently features three game modes to cover a variety of play styles:
- Crossroads – complete a series of choices and Project Spark will create a game for you to play from those choices
- Play – check out and even remix what others have created
- Create – get creating from scratch or preset options to get you creating faster
Games are easily created even for those who have no programming experience as Project Spark features “Koding” – just drag and drop the components you want to use and then modify them using available options that appear when you choose your tile components.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Project Spark Beta, you can head over to the Project Spark website and download it for Xbox One and Windows 8.1. The good news is that anything you create now will carry over to the retail version when it launches. You can also check out and play games created by other gamers as well.
Check out what gamers have been creating so far in the Project Spark Beta.