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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Another option for programming games in the classroom -- Kodu


I don't know how I missed Kudo previously, but a student introduced me to it yesterday. It looks great and my kids at home are already in love with it. It's a very high level game programming application that even runs on the Xbox. The student who showed this to me is in 7th grade and he learned about it from his 8-year-old brother. It's simple, fun stuff.

If we get a chance to do game design this marking period I'm seriously thinking this will beat out Gamestar Mechanic as far as popularity, though I do appreciate Gamestar's attempt to teach good game design. I need to experiment with Kudo some more before I make a decision on that.

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