Inside Microsoft Studios: Meet the Producer of Ori, Daniel Smith

Ori fans, get ready! This week for our insider look at Microsoft Studios, we hooked up with someone from the team that brought you Ori and the Blind Forest. Dan accepted our request to let us have an insider look on what it’s like to be a producer for games like Ori. We also hear about lessons learned from being in the gaming industry, what a typical day is like at the studios, and more!

When we went to see Dan, we were greeted with a warm smile and an office filled with all kinds of collectibles we’d like to get our hands on…




Read on to find out what he had to say!


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Pattern Texture Pack now available for Minecraft on Xbox

Minecraft Pattern Texture Pack

Now available for all Minecraft console editions for $0.99 USD, the “Pattern Texture Pack” allows players to decorate their Minecraft worlds with bright colors, beautiful patterns and knitted animals.

The pack also provides a pattern-themed UI and stylized texture set that can be applied to new or previously created Minecraft worlds.

Be sure to tune into the Minecraft Community livestream on on Friday March 27th at 2:30 pm Pacific to see the pack in action.


More images behind the cut!


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Ori and the Blind Forest – Paper Carousel

Ori carousel with the Ginso Tree, screenshots from the game, and contest winner fan art

Hey, Ori fans! Today, we have some cool stuff to share with you. If you have been following our blog, you know that we hosted an Ori employee event on the Microsoft campus last week. As part of this event, we had a live stream, demo stations, and some freebies. One of those free items can be yours now.

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