How to Create Games with Official Microsoft Kodu

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Kodu is a nice game creator provided by Microsoft which helps kinds and youngsters  to program so they can create their own video games to play and share on their PCs.  Kodu is an interesting software by Microsoft Research which invites children to create their own worlds while teaching them the basics of game development.

Originally thought for Xbox 360, Kodu is now available in a public beta for the PC. Through Kodu, Microsoft is introducing children to programming and helping them advance their design, math, and problem-solving skills. Here is a list of its key features:

  • High-level language incorporates real-world primitives: collision, color, vision
  • Uses Xbox 360 Game Controller for input — no keyboard required
  • Runs on XBox 360 and PC
  • Interactive terrain editor
  • Bridge and path builder
  • Terrain editor – create worlds of arbitrary shape and size
  • 20 different characters with different abilities

If you want to know more, visit this Microsoft Webpage and this other one.

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