Oh nice. I’m just hoping this isn’t toned down due to Conker being an extremely rude and naughty little squirrel!!
The fan reactions to Conker coming to Project Spark have been great. It’s exciting and motivating to see so many people just as passionate about Conker as our team. We’re huge fans of Conker ourselves and our top goal has been to be true to Conker.
The content we’ve released so far has focused on our Realms and Galaxies product lines. We’ve always had aspirations to include popular IP to sit alongside these other universes and now we’re finally launching our first partnership.
Conker is the first step to bring a beloved franchise to Project Spark. With the Conker Creation Pack, players will be able to build their own Conker games and tell their own Conker stories. There’s no telling what people are going to create (Our moderators are standing by! Hehe) and everything our creators share will be available for free for anyone to play. It’s going to be pretty exciting!
We didn’t want our community to have all the fun in bringing back Conker so we’re also building the first episode in an all new Conker adventure, called Conker’s Big Reunion. This hour long experience is meant to play like what you’d expect from a Conker game. Team Dakota has built this episode with the same simple yet powerful creation tools our community uses today so it’s also a great way to get inspired by what the Project Spark platform is capable of creating.
I don’t know what is in store for Conker beyond Project Spark (and Conker’s inclusion here is not limiting other plans for this irreverent squirrel), but I’m hoping that Conker’s Big Reunion is going to set the bar for how to build a great Conker game. It’s amazing how many parodies, mechanics and gags we’ve been able to pack into this first episode. And with Rare and Chris Seavor’s guidance and support, I really believe the Conker fans are going to be satisfied with what we’ve built.
Conker releases in Project Spark on April 23. Episode 1 of Conker’s Big Reunion will be available as a digital download for $4.99 (or 500 in-game tokens). You can also purchase the Conker Mega Pack, including the Conker Creation Pack (Conker: Hail to the Remix), episode 1 of Conker’s Big Reunion, the Conker Champion (which is playable in Champions Quest and Crossroads) and episode 1 of Champions Quest all as one bundle for $9.99 (or 1,000 in-game tokens). As a reminder, Project Spark is a free digital download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1. This free platform lets you play community creations as well as develop your own games and stories.