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Kodu (Game Programming Environment) Now Available

Kodu (Game Programming Environment) Now Available

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KoduBoxArt On an earlier Roadshow (winter 2008), I gave a preview of a great environment from Microsoft Research for making game programming friendly and accessible to a wider audience, and especially children.  At the time it was called “Boku”, but was since renamed “Kodu”.

As of yesterday, Kodu is now available on XBOX Live Marketplace as a free trial or purchase for 400 points (about $5) and lets you create games using only the XBOX controller (though the chatpad is useful, too.)

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I’ll be downloading it soon and showing our daughters.  I just might even let them have a turn!

-Chris

P.S.  Other useful links:

  • Will this be available for use on a Windows platform?  If yes, when is it expected?

  • Hi Shannon,

    There is a PC edition planned, but no timing has been announced yet.  Your best best is to keep an eye on the Kodu blog for updates.

    Best,

    Chris

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