Video Game: Project Spark

Announced during Microsoft's E3 2013 press event, Project Spark is a Game Maker designed by Team Dakota for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.

Project Spark as a whole provides examples of these Tropes:

  • Alien Sky: Aside from other Floating Continents, the sky is filled with glittering currents, particularly around the sun, and the Well of Creation can be seen in the night sky.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: You're perfectly capable of giving all of your characters bizarre skin-and-hair coloration.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Your creatures can have any colors you please.
  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: Leveling up champions changes their outfit at certain levels and unlocks additional pieces for characters in creation mode.
  • Archer Archetype: Scarlett is a skilled ranger who prefers working alone.
  • The Berserker: Karlsnor normally isn't this, but when he's in his Berzerker mode, he's all about battling.
  • Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit": Several animals look very different than what their names might suggest. The Arctic Fox, for example, seems to have some turkey in its ancestry.
  • Caltrops: One of Scarlett's attacks drops some explosive caltrops in front of her. Leveling up gives her the ability to gather the caltrops with charged attacks for additional effects.
  • Charged Attack: Scarlett can charge her arrows for more damage, and with level ups also gathers any caltrops she's dropped for even more damage.
  • The Corruption: The Void, primarily featured in "Champions' Quest: Void Storm", is a force which warps the environment and creatures it touches into a twisted version of itself.
  • Crossover: Content using assets from Conker's Bad Fur Day is available via the Conker's Big Reunion content pack and the Conker Mega Pack.
  • Downloadable Content: New content packs are rolled out occasionally. Most of the time, they're creation parts, but they can include new champions as well.
  • Energy Beings: The Spark and the Well of Creation.
  • Everything's Deader with Zombies: The Zombie Invasion resource pack.
  • Excuse Plot: The premise of the creation mode. You are a Reality-Warping sphere of light that has been commanded by a Sentient Cosmic Force to create new worlds. That's pretty much it.
  • Flavor Text: The resources in the marketplace tend to have short descriptions that shed a bit of light on the nature of the setting and its inhabitants.
  • Game Maker: The main draw of Project Spark
  • The Hero: The Champions are chosen based on these qualities. No matter what the situation, you can always count on them to do good.
  • Jack of All Stats: Haakon is this among the champions, possessing close-range, long-range, and defensive abilities.
  • Life Drain: One of Karlsnor's level-up abilities is to drain health with his attacks when he's in Berzerker mode.
  • Limit Break: Karlsnor has a rage meter, and when it's filled up, he goes into Berzerker mode.
  • The Lost Woods: A place called Creep Woods is referred to a few times in the Flavor Text. It's generally regarded with supernatural dread, and is implied to be the source of the zombies.
  • Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: One of Haakon's main abilities. He can block attacks with it and with level ups use it in offensive moves.
  • Our Goblins Are Different: There are two goblin entities, and Crossroads features a goblin hero.
  • Play Every Day: There are daily and weekly challenges that are your main source of currency and experience.
  • Player Character: You can have just about any entity in your world be playable (even a rock), but Word of God states the true player character is the Spark, which serves as the medium for your world-crafting.
  • Reality Warper: The Spark, and by extension the player, is capable of shaping the landscape and populating it with living creatures with almost no effort at all.
  • Scenery Porn: One of many qualities being promoted is how easy it is to create breathtaking scenery. The intro movie in particular is full of it.
  • Shout-Out: As per tradition, Conker's Big Reunion has a few of them.
    • At one point you have to go through a stealth game section that riffs heavily on Metal Gear Solid, except you're under a barrel. Conker even comments "What's a guy have to do to get a cardboard box around here?" Early on in this section, Birdy even calls you on "Codec".
    • In the same section, there are two Tediz pissing together; one of them says "Don't cross the streams!".
    • At the start of the brewery section, there are a lot of barrels rolling down a ramp, which you have to evade. Conker wonders if there is a giant ape throwing them, and later asks if somebody could call a plumber.
  • Super Mode: Karlsnor's Berzerker state, which increases his damage and eventually lets him drain health while it's active.
  • Sentient Cosmic Force: The Well of Creation.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: When you finish Conker's Big Reunion, you find a note at the door of the Cock and Plucker saying that Conker's friends decided to have their reunion elsewhere as they were tired of him. But then the note continues with "P.S.: This is not a ransom note. We are not captured. We are all fine. P.P.S.: Don't come looking for us. We don't need your help." If the odd capitalization didn't hint it already, this should leave no doubt that the Tediz wrote the note and planted it there.