Microsoft’s Kodu game creation tool goes live today [Update]

Wednesday, 1st July 2009 09:19 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Microsoft’s to release Kodu, its game creation app, today on Live for $5.

The program will allow you to create games and share them with anyone on your Friends list, and includes a terrain editor, co-op for up to four players and plenty more.

We’ll let you know when it goes up.

Update – Sorry, this is actually live now. There’s a free demo as well.



  1. Patrick Garratt


    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    I might have a fiddle around with it. But I’m not expecting to actually buy it.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    Just had a look. Couldn’t make it do anything. Turned it off.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Mike

    Denmark isn’t cool enough to get community games for some reason.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Blerk

    You’re not missing much.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Mike

    Still, it’d be nice to find out for myself. I can think of no reason why Comm. Games are region specific.

    #6 6 years ago

    Localisation testing?

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Blerk

    They’re all in English anyway. No moonspeak allowed, it would appear.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Mike

    Every 360 game released in Denmark is in English apart from kids games, but they just have localisation languages that change after the region you’ve got your 360 set in.

    Ok, the manuals are in Danish but I can’t see why a simple warning that Comm Games are English language only should stand in the way of them being released.

    #9 6 years ago

    I suppose if you want to play Community Games then, you’ll simply have to move to an English speaking country.


    Easy when you think about it.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Mike

    *puts house up for sale*

    #11 6 years ago


    #12 6 years ago
  13. deftangel

    You can localise community games, it’s just a lot of effort that’s usually beyond most of the creators.

    Microsoft should be able to manage it in time though.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. DrDamn

    I just bought it on a whim – couldn’t be arsed to try the demo. It’s certainly interesting and you can do a lot with it. Bit telling that the majority of the bundled examples I tried were a bit crap to play though.

    It’s probably got the same ‘fun to create stuff’ aspect that LBP has though – a point missed by many. The end result doesn’t have to be fun for anyone else if the journey of creating it was enjoyable.

    #14 6 years ago

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