KODU Visual game programming<br />Lynn Langit – Developer EvangelistMicrosoft<br />
Visual Programming<br />Is Engaging<br />Is Intuitive<br />Is Fun<br />Encourages Exploration<br />Needs no manual <br />N...
The Controller<br /><ul><li>On  controller,  wiggly sticks (left & right sticks)  for navigation (or circle-cross button)
Edit feature explains buttons A, B, X,Y
L &R buttons that do not stick up for zooming in or out
L&R buttons that stick up explained in Edit function</li></li></ul><li>Playing a game<br />Start by playing a sample game<...
More ABOUT Playing a game <br />Select the game you want to play (scroll) + pick (Press X)<br />Press A to start game play...
Demo<br />Play a game<br />
Editing the world<br />To edit, press Back <br />Go to the edit selection<br />Chose what you want to add<br />Instruction...
Editing screen<br />
demo<br />Edit the world<br />
ADDING an object<br />To edit press Back<br />Use left wiggly stick to position cursor (white circle) to location<br />Pre...
change AN OBJECT<br />Focus on object (place cursor on it)<br />Make changes<br />Objects are characters or plants<br />
Editing objects<br />Change color<br />Clone<br />Add music<br />Position<br />Add activities (i.e. program)<br />
demo<br />Add and edit objects<br />
Programming – when/do<br />Press Back<br />Select the object, Y to program<br />Left stick on When+, to select When action...
programming rows<br />Y to insert more Rows<br />All Rows run simultaneously<br />Can have multiple pages <br />Can progra...
Actions available<br />Move<br />Kick<br />Score Points<br />Add Music<br />Eat<br />Switch<br />Swear<br />More…<br />
demo<br />Programming When / Do Actions for Objects<br />
Advanced settings	<br />Rate of kicking acceleration, Lighting, Volume, Breeze speed…<br />
Saving your game<br />Back button to Back Menu, then ‘Save my world’<br />If using Xbox 360, then games can be saved and s...
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  1. 1. KODU Visual game programming<br />Lynn Langit – Developer EvangelistMicrosoft<br />
  2. 2. Visual Programming<br />Is Engaging<br />Is Intuitive<br />Is Fun<br />Encourages Exploration<br />Needs no manual <br />Needs minimal instructions<br />Introduces formal programming<br />Objects<br />Properties<br />Methods<br />
  3. 3. The Controller<br /><ul><li>On controller, wiggly sticks (left & right sticks) for navigation (or circle-cross button)
  4. 4. Edit feature explains buttons A, B, X,Y
  5. 5. L &R buttons that do not stick up for zooming in or out
  6. 6. L&R buttons that stick up explained in Edit function</li></li></ul><li>Playing a game<br />Start by playing a sample game<br />Opening Kodu screen <br /> Move from option to option by pressing the circle with the cross on your Xbox 360 game controller. <br /> To select an option, press the A button<br />Later you can customize any sample game<br />
  7. 7. More ABOUT Playing a game <br />Select the game you want to play (scroll) + pick (Press X)<br />Press A to start game play<br />Game play directions will be shown on opening game screen<br />
  8. 8. Demo<br />Play a game<br />
  9. 9. Editing the world<br />To edit, press Back <br />Go to the edit selection<br />Chose what you want to add<br />Instructions will be in top left corner<br />Only objects can be programmed in Kodu.<br />You can change the terrain as well<br />Add water<br />Add hills or valleys<br />Change texture<br />Change color (background and lighting)<br />
  10. 10. Editing screen<br />
  11. 11. demo<br />Edit the world<br />
  12. 12. ADDING an object<br />To edit press Back<br />Use left wiggly stick to position cursor (white circle) to location<br />Press A to open the object menu<br />Select object or object groups and then press A<br />
  13. 13. change AN OBJECT<br />Focus on object (place cursor on it)<br />Make changes<br />Objects are characters or plants<br />
  14. 14. Editing objects<br />Change color<br />Clone<br />Add music<br />Position<br />Add activities (i.e. program)<br />
  15. 15. demo<br />Add and edit objects<br />
  16. 16. Programming – when/do<br />Press Back<br />Select the object, Y to program<br />Left stick on When+, to select When action use A<br />
  17. 17. programming rows<br />Y to insert more Rows<br />All Rows run simultaneously<br />Can have multiple pages <br />Can program gamepad buttons<br />Can program multiple gamepads (multi-player games)<br />
  18. 18. Actions available<br />Move<br />Kick<br />Score Points<br />Add Music<br />Eat<br />Switch<br />Swear<br />More…<br />
  19. 19. demo<br />Programming When / Do Actions for Objects<br />
  20. 20. Advanced settings <br />Rate of kicking acceleration, Lighting, Volume, Breeze speed…<br />
  21. 21. Saving your game<br />Back button to Back Menu, then ‘Save my world’<br />If using Xbox 360, then games can be saved and shared<br />
  22. 22. How to find out more<br />At Microsoft Research Site - here<br />
  23. 23. Get Microsoft Software for FREE<br />For high school and college students - DreamSpark<br />For startup businesses - BizSpark<br />For everyone - Express editions – VS and SQL - here<br />

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