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Kodu Mars Edition Let Kids Explore the Red Planet

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Microsoft and NASA to enable youngsters to learn computational skills and explore the Martian terrain unveiled “Kodu: Mars Edition” during a Curiosity Landing educator conference in Pasadena, Calif., on Aug. 3 at JPL.

Kodu: Mars Edition lets children create games for the PC or Xbox using a simple, visual …

Winners of Kodu Video Game Design Competition 2011 Announced

The winners of U.S.-based Kodu Cup “Kodu Video Game Design Competition,” a game development competition opened to kids that requires participants to use the Kodu platform for their projects are now announced.

Microsoft announced Hannah Wyman, won the grand prize in her age group (9-12). Wyman, one of four overall winners, created a …

Microsoft Kodu Game Lab for the PC Launches, Opens Kodu Cup Video Game Design Competition in the US

Microsoft today announced the full availability of Microsoft Kodu Game Lab for the PC and the launch of the nationwide Microsoft Kodu Cup 2011 competition. Kodu Cup invites students, ages 9 to 17, to design, build and submit their own video games using the Kodu Game Lab software — no previous programming experience necessary!

Kodu with Community Game Sharing Released

Kodu is visual programming language made specifically for creating games has received a new released. A key new feature of this version is an option for sharing games in an online community.

Kodu is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The visual nature of the language allows for rapid …

Microsoft DreamSpark Evolves with New Additions ‘Kodu,Mathematics 4.0’ and More!

Microsoft DreamSpark has now grown with the addition of six new products. This release included: Kodu, SmallBasic, Mathematics 4.0, SQL Server 08 R2, XNA Game Studio 4.0 and Windows Embedded Standard 7.

In addition to the new software mentioned by Thompson, DreamSpark also contains such software …

Kodu Kamp for Educators at Microsoft’s New England Research & Development Center

Microsoft hosting an event for Boston area educators next month, focusing on how an innovative visual programming language from the Redmond company can help teach students 21st century skills. “Kodu Kamp for Educators will take place on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (ET) at the Microsoft New England Research & …

Kodu Language and Grammar Specification White Paper

Microsoft Research released a new white paper called “The Kodu Language and Grammar Specification” designed to make it as easy as possible for researchers and teachers to learn the visual programming language that the company put together specifically for creating games. Authored by Microsoft’s Kathryn T. Stolee, the resource is set up to deliver an …

Kodu Game Lab Technical Preview Build 1.0.70.0 for PC Available

Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It’s designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The visual nature of the language allows for rapid design iteration using only an Xbox game controller for input (mouse/keyboard input is also supported).

“We’re experimenting with new approach to …

FUSE Labs and Kodu support now Live on! “GetSatisfaction” site

Microsoft FUSE Labs already has a number of extremely interesting projects in its bag, designed to kick up a notch user experiences in the Cloud. GetSatisfaction is set up to allow customers using a FUSE Labs project to ask any questions they might have, with the promise that “Fuse Labs employees are here to help.” …

Capitol Hill Family Game Night by Microsoft and Get Game Smart

Microsoft and Get Game Smart, hosting the “first Capitol Hill Family Game Night. Members of Congress, congressional staff members and their families will gather to learn helpful tips on managing their family’s digital media use.

Attendees will have opportunity to demo Xbox 360 parental controls and play latest family-friendly Xbox …

Kodu PC build 1.0.48 is live with ‘Snap-To-Grid’ and more features

A new version of Microsoft’s visual programming language Kodu 1.0.48 is now available exclusively for Windows PC customers, and will make it easier for game developers to work with “keyboard & mouse”. In addition, Microsoft has worked to fix a variety of bugs in this release. “You can now say When Mouse Move Do Turn …