imageIf you are followers of this blog , you will have noticed that once or twice I am have mentioned that I am welsh and proud of it.

So it gives me great pleasure to announce, especially in light of our fantastic award win at the BETT awards, that Kodu is now available in Welsh , ‘the language of heaven’ as we say in Wales

What makes this announcement even more special is that the translation was a project developed by the amazing students at Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg in the Vale of Glamorgan , South Wales. For the past 6 months these students have been producing the localization files needed to have Kodu in welsh. This is a massive achievement, as their work is available to anybody , anywhere in the world who downloads the latest version of Kodu – www.kodugamelab.com Well Done to them.

Every copy of Kodu has a series of localiization files that sit in the main Kodu program folder. Navigate to >Microsoft Research>Kodu game lab>Content>xml>localizable , there you will find 16 other folders which will allow you to localize Kodu into languages such as French and Romanian. the welsh folder is CY, for Cymru.

How to localize your Kodu

Create a shortcut on your desktop using the following properties

"C:\your main folder\Microsoft Research\Kodu Game Lab\Boku.exe" /localization CY

You can change the CY to any other folder depending on the language you want to play in Kodu in , FR for example will convert Kodu into French, Très bien !

Don’t forget to check out and enter this year’s Kodu Kup. Details here