Multiplayers on pc and variable

Tâm Nguyễn Thị Thanh
Tâm Nguyễn Thị Thanh posted this 17 August 2017

There's 2 things that I want to suggest to the Kodu's creator in this topic:

1) If it's possible then can you add the variable tile. It'll be more easy to program and there will be more things we can do.

2) The multiplayers on pc will be such a great idea. We can play games together and it'll be much more fun.

Stephen Coy
Stephen Coy posted this 17 August 2017

1)  I'm not quite sure what you mean by "variable tile".  Kodu uses "scores" for "variables".  We chose this because we found it easier for kids to understand.  What functionality are you looking for?


2)  Networked, multiplayer is very difficult.  With most multiplayer games the position of the characters can be predicted frame to frame and then adjusted when the actual position data is synced up.  In Kodu we can't do this because the programming can cause huge changes in just a single frame.  To do multiplayer in Kodu we would probably have to go with a system where all the simulation is done on 1 PC and the updates are then sent to the other connected PCs each frame.  This would require most of Kodu to be rewritten.