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    • Lynn Langit – Developer Evangelist Microsoft
      • Is Engaging
      • Is Intuitive
      • Is Fun
      • Encourages Exploration
      • Needs no manual
      • Needs minimal instructions
      • Introduces formal programming
        • Objects
        • Properties
        • Methods
      • 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
    • Start by playing a sample game Opening Kodu screen Move from option to option by pressing the circle with the cross on your Xbox 360 game controller. To select an option, press the A button Later you can customize any sample game
    • Select the game you want to play (scroll) Press A to start game play Game play directions will be shown on opening game screen
      • Play a game
      • To edit, press Back
      • Go to the edit selection
      • Chose what you want to add
      • Instructions will be in top left corner
      • Only objects can be programmed in Kodu.
      • You can change the terrain as well
        • Add water
        • Add hills or valleys
        • Change texture
        • Change color (background and lighting)
    •  
      • Edit the world
      • To edit press Back
      • Use left wiggly stick to position cursor (white circle) to location
      • Press A to open the object menu
      • Select object or object groups and then press A
      • Focus on object (place cursor on it)
      • Make changes
      • Objects are characters or plants
      • Change color
      • Clone
      • Add music
      • Position
      • Add activities (i.e. program)
    • Microsoft Research says this character packs a good punch!
      • Add and edit objects
      • Press Back
      • Select the object, Y to program
      • Left stick on When+, to select When action use A
    • Y to insert more Rows All Rows run simultaneously Can have multiple pages Can program gamepad buttons Can program multiple gamepads (multi-player games)
      • Move
      • Kick
      • Score Points
      • Add Music
      • Eat
      • Switch
      • Swear
      • More…
      • Programming When / Do Actions for Objects
      • Rate of kicking acceleration, Lighting, Volume, Breeze speed…
    • Back button to Back Menu, then ‘Save my world’ If using Xbox 360, then games can be saved and shared
      • At Microsoft Research Site - here