9780789750761

Kodu for Kids The Official Guide to Creating Your Own Video Games

  • ISBN 13:

    9780789750761

  • ISBN 10:

    0789750767

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/23/2013
  • Publisher: Que Publishing

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Summary

Ever wanted to create your own game? With Microsoft's Kodu, you can do just that -- and, as you do, you'll learn and practice powerful creativity, problem-solving, and storytelling skills, too! Designed for kids, Kodu is a simple new visual programming language is perfect for any non-programmer -- of any age. Now, Kodu for Kidswill teach you everything you need to know to create games with Kodu that will run on your Xbox 360 or Windows PC. Working directly with Microsoft Studio's Kodu Game Lab, James Kelly walks you through every step of building a game, including: * Learning to use Kodu's visual coding tools * Creating and manipulating characters * Building and customizing game worlds * Adding weapons, objects, and other enhancements * And much more The book concludes with a start-to-finish case study, walking you through creating a complete quest-style game. Kodu for Kidsis written to be easy and friendly enough for 8-12-year-olds -- so it's simple enough for anyone who's ever wondered how games work, how they're put together, and how programming works!

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