Kodu

Kodu Preview 1.1.0

Game programming environment for kids

What if you – or your kids – could create your own games? With Kodu now you can, and you don't even need any programming skills! View full description

PROS

  • Original visual programming environment
  • Powerful yet easy to use editor
  • Includes lessons and sample games
  • Can also be run on an Xbox360

CONS

  • Limited selection of objects

Very good
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What if you – or your kids – could create your own games? With Kodu now you can, and you don't even need any programming skills!

Kodu is a Microsoft experiment that's still in development. This means you can expect a few bugs and the odd crash, but other than that it's perfectly usable. And what you'll find in Kodu is going to be radically different from any other coding editor. It's a kid-oriented programming environment that lets anyone build their own games, without writing a single line of code.

Kodu features an eye-catching design that makes it feel like a game by itself. It includes lessons and sample games to get you started and make things even easier. You'll find a handful of ready-made objects, characters and obstacles, which you can arrange with keyboard and mouse and program with a special card system.

There are some obvious limitations to Kodu, as it's intended for kids with little or no experience in coding. Nevertheless it's a fun, colorful way to get them started in the hobby of creating videogames.

Kodu is an intuitive kid-oriented app with which you can easily create your own videogames – no coding skills required!

Kodu

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— User reviews — about Kodu

  • Zahra Hassam

    by Zahra Hassam

    "so creative"

    this game is famous in my school everyone in my school it is so good. More.

    reviewed on August 16, 2017

  • Shohei Lin

    by Shohei Lin

    "this is fun"

    the koudu is very creativ and fun to do . it is like a mincraft you are coppying the idea . More.

    reviewed on February 13, 2017

  • bambi.snevets

    by bambi.snevets

    "Perfect for High School Tech Students"

    I first learned about and used kodu at Codeathon 2.0 i am a Sophomore at a very I.T. high school and I'm presenting it t... More.

    reviewed on January 9, 2014

  • jammydoughnut18

    by jammydoughnut18

    "absolutely amazing graphics and very intellectual "

    its an awesome intellectual programming app its safe for kids to play and explore the virtual world . More.

    reviewed on July 9, 2013

  • zrocweb

    by zrocweb

    "Kodu - Good and Bad..."

    Kodu is great for all ages.. Heck I'm 43 and am designing a complex RPG game to share with the community. The only down... More.

    reviewed on November 11, 2011