Project Spark was a game making title from Microsoft, the only title from a newly formed team of developers called Team Dakota. Announced at E3 2013 the game launched its Open Beta in March 2014. It allowed ordinary gamers on PC and Xbox One to create their own games for free, with the option to buy additional props and tools. It launched in Oct 2014 and went completely free with all micro-transactions removed in October 2015. Gamers could post up their creations to the cloud for others to play and remix. The community posted up roughly a quarter of a million levels. In August 2016, 22 months after launch, they closed down the community servers, so no one could play anyone else’s games. The massive collection of creativity was gone. They were gone…but not forgotten.