Project Spark Goes Into Beta Today

Project Spark Goes Into Beta Today
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Project Spark goes into beta today, and a select group of folks can start using their Xbox Ones to make games. The creation suite has already been in beta on PC for Windows 8.1 users, letting do things like recreate Minecraft inside Project Spark.

If you’re already in the Windows beta, you’ll also get access on XB1. You can sign up for it here.

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  • Apparently Xbox One beta codes go out on Thursday (so probably Friday here) for those who have already been sent PC codes.

  • I’ve got a PC code but not interested of using it on PC. waiting for m Xbox 1 code 🙂

  • I got a PC code and I’ve played around with it a little bit. I must say that I’m a bit disappointed by the paying to unlock most of the objects.

    • That’s taken some of the shine off.
      Do you know if the application itself going to be free?

      • I’m not sure. If you have to pay for it, I’ll be a lot angrier. If not, I’d still suggest that they make some more items free.

        • There’s a ton of free assets, I’ve been making a fairly complex adventure game on the PC beta over the last 2 months, I’ve probably only touched a tenth of the free assets.

          Considering the game is free, and you get a shit load of free assets to work with, and you are in control of shape, coloring, physics and you can attach items to items to make your own items, I don’t see how it’s even an issue. There’s generally a simple free asset for every paid asset anyway.

          • I think the enemy and hero options are very limited, there are quite a few effects (which is good), and there’s an alright number of buildings. However, these buildings tend to fit with just one theme instead of many. It forces your game to look a certain way, which I do not like.

          • Thing is though, you have power over appearance and brain of heroes and enemies, you’re not just stuck with the default. You can dress em up, add to them, add effects to them, change size, coloring, add a variety of things to their brain to change the way they interact or what they do. So 3 heroes to me, is potentially thousands of different options.

            Buildings as well, you can stitch a number of assets together to build your own buildings. I think for a F2P game the value is there, if you really don’t wanna build something yourself and would rather something served on a platter that’s different from the defaults, then spend $10 on a theme.

            You really have to take into account the customization that’s offered.

            Hell, I was watching the projectsparkcommunity stream on Twitch earlier today, and a girl made an animated giant pegasus purely from stitching together free stone assets.

          • I’m sure this is all feedback they want to hear as developers. Is there a forum or thread where we can post this stuff on their site? Or just on their facebook

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