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    Lab

    Microsoft's Kodu

    Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011 4:00 - 6:00 PM @ Microsoft Technology Center (Aon Center)
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    Kodu Game Design Workshop

    (Open to Middle School Students Only)

    This Lab will be a hands-on interactive experience in programming, called Kodu. This Lab is recommended for students age 8-12 The Lab can handle a maximum of 25 students. Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input. The core of the Kodu project is the programming user interface. The language is simple and entirely icon-based. Programs are composed of pages, which are broken down into rules, which are further divided into conditions and actions. Conditions are evaluated simultaneously. The Kodu language is designed specifically for game development and provides specialized primitives derived from gaming scenarios. Programs are expressed in physical terms, using concepts like vision, hearing, and time to control character behavior. While not as general-purpose as classical programming languages, Kodu can express advanced game design concepts in a simple, direct, and intuitive manner.

    When
    Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    Where
    Microsoft Technology Center (Aon Center)
    200 East Randolph Street, Floor 2, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60601
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