Calling all US kids! Announcing the Kodu Cup Game Design Competition!! Here is your chance to make a great game using Kodu and submit it for a chance to win some great prizes! You can see all the details at http://KoduCup.us.
Described as “A visual programming language made specifically for creating games. Accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone…”
The Kodu language is designed specifically for game development and provides specialized primitives derived from gaming scenarios. Programs are expressed in physical terms, using concepts like vision, hearing, and time to control character behavior. While not as general-purpose as classical programming languages, Kodu can express advanced game design concepts in a simple, direct, and intuitive manner.
Kids aged 9 – 17 can design their own games and get support online. It could be worth passing on to the young designer/engineer in your life…or you can try it out for yourself 🙂
- Microsoft holds Kodu game design competition for kiddos (joystiq.com)
- Microsoft Launches Kodu Game Lab and Game Competition for Kids (wired.com)
- Kids Can Now Build Their Own Xbox Games with Kodu Game Lab (readwriteweb.com)
- Create New Games with Kodu and Win from Microsoft (chris.pirillo.com)