Introduction

Online course description

Kodu is a language and an application aimed to teach programming. It teaches children the basics of algorithms and inspires interest by letting them create their own games. The Kodu Game Lab environment is freely available for all computers with the Windows operating system.

What you will learn

  • Install the Kodu Game Lab 
  • Find your way in the Kodu Game Lab environment
  • Build your own world and create a game for one or more players
  • Insert objects and edit their properties
  • Program objects
  • Manage scores and clone objects
  • Adjust the playability of your games by modifying game elements
  • Work with levels, variables and pages
  • Connect all these concepts to create complex and full-fledged games

What you will create

  • Game with autonomous bots
  • Soccer-like game
  • Race
  • Action-adventure with knowledge-based tasks
  • Teleport

Why take part in this course?

  • You can become a game developer in Kodu Game Lab.
  • Programming in Kodu is like playing, yet you learn the basics of computing.
  • You develop not only your logical thinking, but also creativity.
  • You can share the games you created with your friends.

Minimal requirements 

  • Online course is for kids 8-14 years old.
  • A computer with Windows.


Details

Age: 8 and more
Skill level: beginner

Instructor

Dan Lessner

Dan Lessner