Kodu

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3.5
  • Total Downloads:
    10,632
  • Date Added:
    March 22, 2013
  • File Size:
    191.51MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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4 stars

"Sometimes too simplified, but good"

July 06, 2014  |  By tomysshadow

 |  Version: Kodu 1.3.5

Pros

Really easy programming language that feels like speaking English and can be picked up in a matter of seconds. There is very little need for a tutorial here, everything is pretty self explanatory. The terrain creator is one of the easiest out there, and as aforementioned the programming is just so easy - I wish big advanced programs like Unity had a mode with a language like this. Extremely easy, even kids can do it. It is all visual.

Cons

Limited to the in game robots. I wish I could use models I created in other programs rather than being limited to the preset models in game. Such a good programming language but a lack of objects/character models to apply them to. Such a shame. Closest thing I've seen to really easy 3D game making too... also, it can only handle a relatively low amount of objects on screen (with the thernometer type deal and all). It also takes up a lot of space on my hard drive. There is an Xbox version though.

Summary

Overall good, but wish it wasn't so simplified for some things so I had more flexibility. Good introduction to game creating though, and easier to use than Yoyogames Game Maker.

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5 stars

"It's actually fun!"

April 07, 2013  |  By tomysshadow

 |  Version: Kodu 1.2.88

Pros

It may be an indie game, but regardless I have had a lot of fun with it. It's a game creator for kids, which is based on a visual cause-and-effect programming language. Basically, you say "when something happens, do this." For example, when the game loads, jump up and down. There is a wide selection of things characters in your game can do, such as Jump, Eat, Score Points, Play Sounds, Play Music, Glow, Talk, the list goes on and on. It was easy for me to create a simple game and export it to a file to share with my friends (the games are in .kodu format so they will also need Kodu Game Lab to view it). It is 100% free so I recommend you try it and if you don't like it, uninstall it - there's nothing to lose.

Cons

The Community requires you to sign up to Hotmail to use which might be confusing for it's target audience (small children). Also, similar to other creation games like Little Big Planet, you can only use a limited amount of resources before you can't add anymore (mostly due to graphics problems) but you have to add a LOT of characters for this to happens so it probably won't happen too often.

Summary

With Kodu, it's actually more fun creating the games than playing them! But that's fun too.

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4 stars

"Very interesting program, a lot of fun to play with."

March 28, 2011  |  By Dvanson00

 |  Version: Kodu 1.1

Pros

Lots of different options and controls to make it do different things, still playing with it to learn more.

Cons

Can be difficult to figure some of the training exercises out, haven't done them all yet, and still very new to the program.

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5 stars

"This is the best game creating software for kids."

March 03, 2010  |  By tharushasarange

 |  Version: Kodu 1.0.21.0 Technical Preview

Pros

I like it's game creating abilities.

Cons

No comments about this.

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General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date March 22, 2013
Date Added March 22, 2013
Version 1.3.5
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Kids Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements DirectX 9.0c, Shader Model 2.0, .NET Framework 3.5, XNA Framework 3.1
Download Information
File Size 191.51MB
File Name details.aspx
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,632
Downloads Last Week 8
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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