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Microsoft’s DIY game-maker “Kodu” launching by end of June

Tuesday, 9th June 2009 10:18 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Microsoft’s game creation tool Kodu, which in some circles has been incorrectly compared to Sony’s LittleBigPlanet, is launching on Xbox Live’s Community Games service by the end of June, according to a blog post from one of the game’s developers.

“I’m doing final content passes as we get ready for release, which is the end of June. (Exact day TBD),” the developer said.

The tool, originally shoved under the bus that is gamer scrutiny at this year’s CES, is meant to serve as an introductory course to game programming. It uses simple visual cues to make game creation fun for the whole family, or so we hear.

Are you excited? Game programming is a mystery no longer. The magician is finally letting us look up his sleeve. Really, what more can you ask for?

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  1. Blerk

    So how are they releasing this? On disc or XBLA? And for how much?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    I really like the look of this. Though what good comes of it obviously depends on how creative the users are.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I’m not overly interested myself, but this sounds like something that the kids would love playing around with.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. supererogatory

    I, for one, am pretty excited about this.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. JonFE

    I will check it out and -if any good- pass it on to my son. It’s about time he did something creative instead wasting his time playing bloody videogames!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. crackdude

    I never heard of this. Looks nice.

    #6 5 years ago