What is Kodu Game Lab?Visual programming language for creating gamesFree download fromKoduGameLab.com
About the CompetitionThe Kodu Kup is open to anyone from a UK school agedbetween seven and fourteen.Children may be entered for the competition asindividuals or as part of a team of up to threepeople.
What Should be Submitted?Teachers should enter their pupils’ work using the MicrosoftPartners in Learning website.Two files will need to be submitted per team or individual: The game itself Design for the cover of the gameThe closing date for all entries is Friday 31st May.
Game ThemesThe games submitted must match one of the following themes:Recreate an arcade Create a game that Use the Mars Rovergame from the past tackles the character in Kodu Gamewith a Kodu twist! environmental issue of Lab to create a game water. This could be a centred around the local or school-based exploration of Mars. scenario or something more global.
PrizesThe top 10 entrants will receive invitations to attendworkshops at Microsoft Headquarters in Reading topresent their games to a panel of judges. The top 3 teams or individuals will receive an Xbox 360 with Kinect.The overall winner will take home the Kodu Kup!
Quick Reference GuideWhat do you need to do and when? Follow the guide below:JANUARY 2013 FEBRUARY 2013 FEBRUARY 2013Like and follow KoduKup on Familiarise yourself with Kodu Promote the Kodu KupTwitter and Facebook for Game Lab and begin to competition in school.regular updates. introduce this in school.MAY 2013 APRIL – MAY 2013 MARCH – MAY 2013 Pupils upload games to KoduPupils create a cover for their Game Lab community and Pupils design, develop and testgame. promote their game in school. their games.BY 31ST MAY 2013 JULY 2013Upload completed games and Winners invited to Microsoftcovers to the Partners in HQ in Reading to receive theirLearning Network. prizes and attend workshops.
Useful Links Facebook Page Twitter Partners in Learning Network Kodu Game Lab Home Page Tutorial Videos on YouTube Scheme of work aimed at Key Stage 3