After Microsoft unveiled Kodu at its CES press conference earlier this year, I was accidentally calling it everything from “Roku” to “Doku.” But even if I wasn’t certain of its name, after seeing a demo of the game, I was positive that it was damned cool.
Microsoft’s answer (in some ways) to Sony’s LittleBigPlanet, Kodu makes a game out of game creation. By using a game controller to input commands, relatively complex code can be written and then distributed on the Xbox LIVE Community Games Channel.
According to a developer on Kodu’s official blog, the team is “doing final content passes as [they] get ready for release, which is the end of June.” So that means in a few weeks, junior programmers will be unleashed upon the Xbox LIVE community. I don’t know if we’re ready for this.
Check out our preview of Kodu from CES.
[Via Edge Online]