Kodu Maze Tutorial Available for Hour of Code!
The new Kodu Maze tutorial for the 2014 Hour of Code is now available, with videos by middle school game design teacher Caleb Gentry. Brodu is lost – help him find his way out! With each of the three lessons, the game becomes more challenging. Brodu also needs to eat and escape from his enemies. Watch the videos or download on KoduGameLab.com! Read more here!
UK Coders triumph in Europe
Kodu Kup Europe, hosted in Brussels, is part of a huge push to get children doing more coding. Alfie Finch-Critchley, aged 14, and 12-year-old team mates Joseph Banerjee and Jonathan Haley are from Uppingham Community College in the East Midlands. Their futuristic game, Confined - which was inspired by Valve's title Portal - won the 12-16 age category Read more here!
David S. Touretzky of Carnegie Mellon’s Computer Science Department has made Kodu’s virtual tiles physical! His paper, “Teaching Kodu with Physical Manipulatives,” demonstrates the effectiveness of these physical tiles in teaching second-grade students introductory programming. The paper will be published in the December 2014 edition of ACM Inroads. To order your own set of physical tiles or check out David’s paper click the link. Read more here!
YouthSpark Hub Relaunched!
Heads up, koders! Microsoft has re-launched #YouthSpark Hub (Kodu is a part of YouthSpark), highlighting 30+ programs available to help youth find programming resources, including Kodu! Supplement your learning today. Read more here!