Watch 40 minutes of Microsoft Studios' Project Spark


Microsoft Studios streamed 40 minutes of its E3 Windows 8 build of game-crafter Project Spark last night, and the video is now up to watch. Spark, described in the stream as an "open-world digital canvas that allows you to create your own games, stories, worlds, and share them with everyone," was announced at E3 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows 8.

At E3, manager Michael Saxs Persson told us how the game evolved from the programming language of Kodu Game Lab. In Spark, players can create and manipulate worlds, like the lush island setting made in the stream, and then within those worlds use the programming toolset to create all manner of things, similar to LittleBigPlanet 2.

Speaking to OXM, Saxs Persson said studio members have used Spark to recreate The Force Unleashed and X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter, the latter with a "fully functioning" X-Wing and every power-up included. Of course it can do things other than Star Wars, but we'd have started there, too.

Project Spark is scheduled for Xbox One's launch window.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.