Microsoft has had Project Spark in beta for months now and if you aren't quite sure what it is, this video is a quick way to get up to speed in time for today's launch. Essentially, it is a game about making games and playing other people's creations. It's out now for Xbox One and Windows 8.1.
While Project Spark is free to play (expect monetization), there's also a retail "Starter Pack" priced at $39.99 available -- it comes with the base game, Champions Quest: Void Storm adventure, First Contact sci-fi theme pack, Sir Haakon the Knight playable champion, Arctic Glaciers winter landscape, Massive World Builders Pack expansion, Yeti's Rage content pack, and a one-month Spark Premium membership. In-game credits are earned twice as fast with Premium.
This is one of those things I'm content to watch from the sidelines and see develop over time as the community grows. To that end, I hope someone remakes Conker's Bad Fur Day.... read more