Tag Archives: community games
Tue, Jun 09, 2009 | 10:24 BST
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?
Thu, Jan 08, 2009 | 09:37 GMT
During last night’s CES 09 keynote, Microsoft’s president of the Entertainment and Devices Division, Robbie Bach, unveiled a new Community game entitled Kodu.
The official blurb reads:
“Kodu” is a pick-up-and-create game where anyone can build their own unique world in just minutes using a simple image-based creator menu that makes game creation simple for anyone, from ages seven to 70. “Kodu” created playgrounds are expressed in physical action-reaction terms, using basic concepts like vision, hearing and time to control your character’s behavior.
Bach apparently demoed the game live on stage with a 12 year girl called Sparrow.
Full release after the break.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Nov 25, 2008 | 07:23 GMT
Microsoft’s confirmed that NXE’s community games are to head to new regions, following news that plenty of countries didn’t have access to the content when 360′s new UI launched.
Singapore, Australia and New Zealand will all get access to community games from December 15.
“If our annual Dream-Build-Play competition taught us one thing, it is that there is such a wealth of creativity and imagination in this region, and all over the world, that should be shared with millions,” said XNA boss Boyd Multerer.
“Now even more developers can participate in what we expect to be a worldwide movement to truly democratize game development.”
There’s a press release on Team Xbox.
Fri, Oct 17, 2008 | 22:09 BST
It doesn’t get any better than this. A video. Of community games. Working in the New Xbox Experience. On Major Nelson’s blog.
Xbox 360 production boss Aaron Greenberg called NXE “the biggest moment in the history of the internet” earlier this week, so get watching.
NXE launches on November 19.