Introduction to Kodu video


An overview of Kodu. (Click to play)

What is Kodu?

Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills.

Since Kodu's introduction in 2009, we have visited the White House, teamed up with great groups like NCWIT and DigiGirlz, inspired academic research and been the subject of a book (Kodu for Kids).

Kodu for the PC is available to download for free. Kodu for the Xbox is also available in the USA on the Xbox Marketplace, in the Indie Games channel for about $5.

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 8 or 8.1 (Desktop mode)
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP (latest updates required)

Additional requirements:

  • A graphics card that supports DirectX 9.0c and Shader Model 2.0 or higher
  • .NET Framework 4.0 or higher
  • XNA Framework 4.0 Redistributable

Join the community!

The Kodu client and Kodu Game Labs site now use socl for authentication, so there is only one username and password required.