Kodu Bringing User Game Creation to Xbox 360 This Spring

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From the Consumer Electronics Show going on right now in Las Vegas, Microsoft has announced Kodu, a slick new game creation app for Xbox 360 (I think it’s also supposed to be functional on PC as well, but not 100% certain on that). Originating in development at Microsoft Research as a game design learning tool for kids called “Project Boku,” Kodu is a game programming environment said to be so intuitive that users of all ages and skill levels can pick up an Xbox 360 controller and instantly begin making fun and creative homemade games.

“We’ve done everything possible to make sure that creating a “Kodu” playground is not only easy, but that it is also fun and engaging for people of all ages and backgrounds,” principal program manager for Microsoft Research and lead “Kodu” designer, Matt MacLaurin said. “Since ‘Kodu’s’ interface is intuitive and prevents common programming mistakes, we’re making it easy for everyone to enjoy the magic of game creation.”

“What I love about “Kodu” is that I can do everything myself,” Sparrow, who demoed the game, said. “It’s fast to build and different from the other games I play. I can do cool, silly things in it!”

Kodu will be released this spring via the Xbox LIVE Community Games Channel. Learn more at Microsoft Research’s Kodu page.

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