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!