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Project Spark Set to Close

Posted by Paul Renshaw

No spark of life...

In sad news from the developer Team Dakota, Project Spark is no more.

As of yesterday, the game is no longer available for download from the Xbox Marketplace or the Windows Store, and the online services will be killed on the 12th of August this year.

As the game went to a "free incubation model" last year (i.e. free to play), it appears that the development staff have been reassigned, so the one silver lining here appears to be that there will be no job losses as a result. If you bought the game at a retail store between October 5th 2015 and and 13th May 2016, the forum post states that your Microsoft account will be credited, so no monetary loss should ensue.

[via forums.projectspark.com]

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User Comments (12)

EternalDragonX

#1

EternalDragonX said:

This was a really bad game, I played it simply because there was nothing else at the time but when we started getting some pretty good games, Project Spark suffered from terrible game design and performance. I don't mind when this stuff happens to crappy games and the people who make them. If I did a crappy job wiring houses then I would be let go as well.

stylon

#4

stylon said:

I had a lot of fun with this, playing the games provided and dabbling with making my own. There was a pretty impressive clone of Minecraft made using this so it was clearly capable of some good stuff, although there was a lot of dross too. I also enjoyed Conkers Bad Fur Day that came out a while ago for it... will be sad to see it go

EternalDragonX

#6

EternalDragonX said:

@SuperKMx The creation tools were flawed in so many ways as well with glitches all over the place. Also they did have a single player campaign called Void Storm. It was bad man...real bad.

EternalDragonX

#7

EternalDragonX said:

@scoobyzelda So by your standards Minecraft and Disney Infinity are also not games? Project Spark had a campaign to play and was in the "game store" not the app store.

scoobyzelda

#8

scoobyzelda said:

@EternalDragonX SO it doesn't necessary make it a game, PS was in the 'games store' because it was a creation tool TO make your own games, Minecraft and Disney infinity were in the 'games store' to spark creativity. Disney fantasia was in the ' Game store' because it allowed you to be a conductor and to make music within the musical scores.

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