Making of Spectra

Microsoft has published a new documentary on Xbox One looking into the world of Interactive Gateway, a UK-based games studio behind the title Spectra. Louis Deane and his colleagues talk about how the startup joined the Microsoft Ventures accelerator and how the game itself came to be. If you're not familiar with Spectra, it's a retro arcade-style racing game, which makes good use of an awesome soundtrack to produce a procedurally generated experience.

It's an interesting look at how a young studio can make use of available Microsoft programs to break through into the competitive industry to produce work enjoyed by millions of gamers worldwide. We recommend you sit out the video, especially if you're looking at video game development or are simply interested in how Spectra made its way to Xbox and Windows.

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The presentation itself is 12 minutes long, so grab a cold beverage before hitting play. We managed to have a quick chat with Deane at Microsoft Ventures and wish both himself and the team at Interactive Gateway all the best in future endeavours. Check out the documentary on your Xbox One and let us know your thoughts in the comments.