What is Kodu?
Kodu is a visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. Kodu provides an end-to-end creative environment for designing, building, and playing your own new games.
Programming as a Creative Medium
The core of the Kodu project is the programming user interface. The language is simple and entirely
icon-based. Programs are composed of pages, which are broken down into rules, which are further divided into conditions and actions. Conditions are evaluated simultaneously.
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.
The Game Load / Community Screen.
Yes, we have a turtle.
"Physical" sensors are used as rule input.
Stick can’t walk but he packs a wallop.
The programming environment also runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input. Kodu Game Lab can be found in the Xbox Marketplace in the Indie Games channel.