Download Kodu Game Lab for Windows PC (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10)
Microsoft Kodu Game Lab (Kodu) is a visual programming language specially for building games. It is create to be accessible and useful for anyone. Download the setup file, install on any Microsoft Windows PC including Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 PC. Kodu is a toolkit for making your own games and sharing with your friends. The main bits are:
– a 3D scene editor for laying out your world.
– a new visual programming system that lets you create unique game behaviours interactively.
– a sharing system for swapping worlds over Xbox Live.
The built-in Worlds help you get started and come in three types: Sample Games, Tutorials, and Techniques.
Sample Games: Sample Games are mini-games that you can play just for fun. All of them are fully editable, so after you’ve played one you can open it up, see how it works, and change it. Some of the Sample Games are unfinished to provide a start for your ideas.
Tutorials: Tutorials are games that are designed to teach you something about programming Kodu.
Techniques: Techniques are simple worlds that demonstrate useful behaviour – like jumping when you touch a particular terrain type, or automatically chasing certain colors. Both Techniques and Tutorials are found under lessons.
Microsoft Kodu game lab includes a bunch of sample games to get you started and show what the tool is capable of. You don’t have to start from scratch; you can pick up any of the games and tweak it a little or a lot. Once you have something you like, you can share your games with your friends over Xbox Live. If you are a new user you can start by selecting ‘Load World’. This will let you load and play an already build level.
• The Load Screen is used to open games on your Xbox 360.
• Filter and sort the list using X and Y.
• Use the bumpers to chose a type of game.
• Use the Left Stick to scroll the world list back and forth.
• Use the A button to open the selected world.
Tool Palette: The Tool Palette holds all the main editing tools. Use the Back button to quickly toggle the tool palette.
• Run tool – play your game (or just hit back again.)
• Object tool – add, move, and program characters.
• UP/down – raise and lower terrain.
• Ground brush – add and delete terrain.
• Use triggers to move the pallette and the A button to pick a tool.
• You can still move the camera with the palette open.
Selecting Objects: Selecting objects with the object tool is a key but easy skill. Yo begin, select the object tool from the tool palette. The object tool cursor is a circle. Move the cursor with the Left Stick until it is under a bot. The bot cursor will glow blue. When the bot is active (glowing blue) you can edit in several ways:
• Press A button to pick up the bot so you can move it.
• Press B button to the Tool Palette.
• Press Y button to open the Program Editor.
• Press X button to open the Object Tweak Screen.
Object Tweak Screen: The object tweak screen lets you fine-tune each character. To open, select a character with the object tool and press X.
• The left stick moves up and down in the list.
• A and left stick change values on the current tile.
• Press Y for help on any entry in the tweak screen.
Sharing: Sharing in Kodu happens by direct connection. You can share with up to 8 friends at the same time. All must be online.
• Sharing starts in the Sharing Hub.
• To join a session, select the friend hosting that session and press A.
• To host your own session, first invite some friends to join you.
• Once you’ve sent your invites, press Start button to enter the Sharing Room.
• In the sharing room, make sure that you have marked some of your own levels for sharing.
How to Setup Microsoft Kodu Game Lab:
1. Downloaded and install Kodu Game Lab on any Microsoft Windows PC including Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10.
2. Open the application you will see the sign in page. Create a new account or sign in to an existing one.
3. To create a new account, pick a Creator name and a Pin number. The Creator name will show up on the worlds that you create. This will allow you to find your worlds both in Kodu and on the Kodu community web site.
4. For your online safety choose a Creator name that is just your first name or better yet, a nickname.
5. Do not use your last name, email address or any other information that could identify you online since this name will be visible if you choose to upload worlds to the Kodu community site.
6. The Pin number should be 4 digits. This acts as your private password. Simple patterns like 1111 or 1234 will not be accepted.
7. Once you have created an account you can use the same Creator name and Pin to sign in.
8. You may choose to not create an account. In that case, just click ‘OK’ and you will be signed in to the Guest account.
9. At any time, if you want to create a new account you can do so by picking a new Creator name and Pin.
File Name: Kodu Game Lab
Download Size: 248 MB
File Type: .Exe
OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 & 8.1 and Windows 10
License: Free Download
Publisher: Microsoft Research