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Kodu

  1. 1. Lynn Langit – Developer Evangelist Microsoft
  2. 2. <ul><li>Is Engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Is Intuitive </li></ul><ul><li>Is Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Needs no manual </li></ul><ul><li>Needs minimal instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Introduces formal programming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Properties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Methods </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>On controller, wiggly sticks (left & right sticks) for navigation (or circle-cross button) </li></ul><ul><li>Edit feature explains buttons A, B, X,Y </li></ul><ul><li>L &R buttons that do not stick up for zooming in or out </li></ul><ul><li>L&R buttons that stick up explained in Edit function </li></ul>
  4. 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. 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. 6. <ul><li>Play a game </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>To edit, press Back </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the edit selection </li></ul><ul><li>Chose what you want to add </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions will be in top left corner </li></ul><ul><li>Only objects can be programmed in Kodu. </li></ul><ul><li>You can change the terrain as well </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add hills or valleys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change texture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change color (background and lighting) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Edit the world </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>To edit press Back </li></ul><ul><li>Use left wiggly stick to position cursor (white circle) to location </li></ul><ul><li>Press A to open the object menu </li></ul><ul><li>Select object or object groups and then press A </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Focus on object (place cursor on it) </li></ul><ul><li>Make changes </li></ul><ul><li>Objects are characters or plants </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Change color </li></ul><ul><li>Clone </li></ul><ul><li>Add music </li></ul><ul><li>Position </li></ul><ul><li>Add activities (i.e. program) </li></ul>
  12. 13. Microsoft Research says this character packs a good punch!
  13. 14. <ul><li>Add and edit objects </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Press Back </li></ul><ul><li>Select the object, Y to program </li></ul><ul><li>Left stick on When+, to select When action use A </li></ul>
  15. 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)
  16. 17. <ul><li>Move </li></ul><ul><li>Kick </li></ul><ul><li>Score Points </li></ul><ul><li>Add Music </li></ul><ul><li>Eat </li></ul><ul><li>Switch </li></ul><ul><li>Swear </li></ul><ul><li>More… </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Programming When / Do Actions for Objects </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>Rate of kicking acceleration, Lighting, Volume, Breeze speed… </li></ul>
  19. 20. Back button to Back Menu, then ‘Save my world’ If using Xbox 360, then games can be saved and shared
  20. 21. <ul><li>At Microsoft Research Site - here </li></ul>

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