Team Dakota laid down another Project Spark livestream on Tuesday to showcase some of the musical capabilities in the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows 8 PC game making game. Naturally, this takes a Star Wars tilt.
The livestream opened with community manager Mike Lescault and programmer Eddie Parker showing a showing a short Star Battles cinematic created with an older version of Project Spark. While the cinematic riffs on the Star Wars theme music, it does so with music created completely in-game through the title's sound options.
This was demoed further with the following two samples of a keyboard synthesizer created completely with in-game assets and a demo game of a player running under a music track that results in the Star Wars theme playing. The synthesizer is an intriguing piece of work as the builder used odd bits and pieces of props to create a fully working keyboard that not only plays the correct notes but will record and playback music as well.
With the musical capabilities in Project Spark, players will be able to create their own music-based games or theme music if they are so inclined. There are already a number of sound effect options in the game alpha version of the title beyond simple musical notes with more to come according to Lescault.
The next Project Spark livestream is scheduled for Thursday, Sept 19 at 3 p.m. PDT where Team Dakota will give the Xbox One version of the game a demo to show how Kinect can be used to capture character animations and voice overs.
Those interested in Project Spark should go to the game's official website to sign up for the beta. Windows 8 PC owners will get access first in October followed by Xbox One users in January. There are no plans for an Xbox 360 beta.
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