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


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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.