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  • 1. Lynn Langit – Developer Evangelist Microsoft
  • 2.
    • Is Engaging
    • Is Intuitive
    • Is Fun
    • Encourages Exploration
    • Needs no manual
    • Needs minimal instructions
    • Introduces formal programming
      • Objects
      • Properties
      • Methods
  • 3.
    • 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Select the game you want to play (scroll) Press A to start game play Game play directions will be shown on opening game screen
  • 6.
    • Play a game
  • 7.
    • 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)
  • 8.  
  • 9.
    • Edit the world
  • 10.
    • 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
  • 11.
    • Focus on object (place cursor on it)
    • Make changes
    • Objects are characters or plants
  • 12.
    • Change color
    • Clone
    • Add music
    • Position
    • Add activities (i.e. program)
  • 13. Microsoft Research says this character packs a good punch!
  • 14.
    • Add and edit objects
  • 15.
    • Press Back
    • Select the object, Y to program
    • Left stick on When+, to select When action use A
  • 16. Y to insert more Rows All Rows run simultaneously Can have multiple pages Can program gamepad buttons Can program multiple gamepads (multi-player games)
  • 17.
    • Move
    • Kick
    • Score Points
    • Add Music
    • Eat
    • Switch
    • Swear
    • More…
  • 18.
    • Programming When / Do Actions for Objects
  • 19.
    • Rate of kicking acceleration, Lighting, Volume, Breeze speed…
  • 20. Back button to Back Menu, then ‘Save my world’ If using Xbox 360, then games can be saved and shared
  • 21.
    • At Microsoft Research Site - here