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Microsoft Fuse Labs has released KODU a visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone.

KODU provides an end-to-end creative environment for designing, building, and playing your own new games on the PC or XBOX 360:

  • High-level language incorporates real-world primitives: collision, color, vision
  • 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

Download it here: http://fuse.microsoft.com/kodu/

Check-out this blog post on CNET for more background on how Kodu was created.

Microsoft brings kids developer tool to the PC
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10434377-56.html?tag=mncol;posts

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