Perhaps taking a leaf out of the LittleBigPlanet playbook, the recently announced Project Spark aims to encourage creativity everywhere. This is a fantasy themed adventure with a nice twist. Players can create everything from enemies to maps with the in game controls or even using SmartGlass.
Mountains can be raised, pathways created, jumping blocks placed and forests planted all with the touch screen convenience of SmartGlass and the improved voice and video sensors in Kinect 2.0. The game developers noted on stage that there are an infinite number of ways to manipulate and create in the Project Spark world.
As soon as a level is created, the instigator or their friends can jump into the brand new world and start playing. The newcomers are also able to dynamically change the world by creating AI companions and new enemies on the fly. It is worth noting that while the Xbox One is obviously the lead platform for this title, a Windows 8 version is also being developed which will hopefully mean the PC modding community get behind it and some wonderful levels are created.
Without a release date, it is unclear as to when players will be able to get their hands on the game but it certainly looks like one to keep an eye on if you enjoy building your own worlds to play in. If done right this could be the game to knock Minecraft off its creative block shaped throne.