Project Spark, Microsoft’s Game Creation Tool, Will Be Released For Free

By Ishaan . July 18, 2013 . 3:00pm

At E3 this year, Microsoft announced Project Spark, a game creation and sharing tool for Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows 8 PCs. Project Spark uses the Kinect sensor and SmartGlass to allow the player to build environments, characters, events, interactive objects and more.



At the San Diego Comic-Con today, David Sapienza, producer on Project Spark, shared with Siliconera that the game creation suite will actually be released for free download when it’s ready. The free pack will have hundreds of parts and enemies, worlds, and the terrain builder included.


Everything in the Xbox One trailer above is from the free pack, Sapienza confirmed. Additionally, players will be able to download games made by other Project Spark players for free using thefree pack as well.

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  • TheHolypopeofgaming

    Little big XBOX

  • grayson gee

    I had no idea Project Spark was going to be released on the Xbox 360 aswell, now I don’t have to miss out on this game because I am never going to buy the Xbox One. Hopefully this game doesn’t require Kinect.

    • Godmars

      Still, how much do tablets figure in?

      Wonder if you can use a cellphone?

    • Guest

      Poor pauper. You don’t even have money, just like $0ny.

      • grayson gee

        Who said I don’t have money? If I see no value in a certain product I’m not going to buy it. I see no value in Kinect so I’m not buying an Xbox One if I’m forced to use money on a product I don’t want or need.

        • Markus Hudobnik

          I understand that, but you don’t need to call it a “piece of crap” whether you like it or not, it is an amazing piece of tech.

          • grayson gee

            I called the Kinect a piece of crap, not the Xbox One. I hate the system, but it does have alot of power.

          • Markus Hudobnik

            What is your reasoning to call the kinect a piece of crap? Just wondering

          • grayson gee

            Most if not all games on Kinect were all recived very poorly and it did it’s job poorly.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    I had no clue what this was until now, but the headline lured me here because it said “game creation tool” and “free” lol
    Cool that it’s for the 360 as well

  • Sergio Briceño

    Wonder if it will get official support in the form of skins or costumes after release. And if whether or not that will be free.

    It’s just the icing on the cake, but to be honest I had assumed the game was going to be free anyway. If there is indeed additional content and it’s not for free I would buy it regardless. I want to show the developers my support to Spark.

  • Dagobert

    So this is an advance version of Little Big Planet. You’re not really making a game here, you’re just using pre made objects and pre made scripts. It’s like creating a custom use map setting game for Starcraft. Nothing new about this, it’s already been done, I mean hell there’s even RPG Maker. Now if you could import your own meshes with rigs, textures etc. and have control over shaders and at least some scripting language then this would be great.

    So far this seems like a stupid attempt to make people think they can be indie game developers. Until people start asking on the forum why they can’t sell the game or HEY HOW DO I IMPORT MY OWN CHARACTERS. This is stupid.

    • Dilyn

      that is just a demo they have its not done and think of any RPG which one does not have reused quests

  • Dirkster_Dude

    I play Star Trek Online and Neverwinter for the PC. They have what is called the Foundry. Essentially it is a mission editor that allows you to combine various objects in the game world into customized missions and story lines. Some of these customized missions created by fans are superior to the standard game content. All of it’s free including the original game. I’ve seen a few comments of people complaining how this will be nothing special. Have the tried it? Do they actually know what they are talking about before it has even come out? Are they simply negative because well they are limited in creativity? It’s free, deal with it. If you don’t want it – don’t download it. You have nothing to complain about because even if it’s worth something you will still get it for free. So … STFU.

  • JerkDaNERD7

    Can anyone confirm that PC will be getting more complex creation features that’ll probably expand creative power and add it to the community?!

  • Godmars

    So this is more for Surface than Xbox. That’s why it cross platform for PC/360/XB1.

  • Virevolte

    What, it’s free ? Oh man… that’s gonna cost a lot…

    • Guest

      Just like all the F2P games on the PlayStation.

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    Who wants to bet you’ll still have to pay like $100 a year to publish your game on Xbox marketplace?

  • deltaA320

    So sadly, this wont be on Windows 7? Darn.

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