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.

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 10
  • 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 (included in the installation EXE)
  • XNA Framework 4.0 Redistributable (included in the installation EXE)


For support issues and any questions email

For discussions about Kodu and other Microsoft programming tools please join us on Yammer in the CS Teachers forum



Terms of Service:

Kodu Game Lab Service Agreement 7 2 2018