Kodu (Game Programming Environment) Now Available

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!


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