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Kodu for Kids: The Official Guide to Creating Your Own Video Games [Paperback]

James Floyd Kelly
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Book Description

23 April 2013
DESIGN, BUILD, CREATE, AND SHARE YOUR GAME WITH THE WORLD!
Ever wanted to create your own video game? With Microsoft’s Kodu, you can.  It’s fun! And while you’re having fun, you’ll learn incredible problem-solving,  programming, and game design skills as well.

Kodu is a simple visual language that’s just for games, and you’ll be  amazed at just how much you can do with it. Yes, you! It’s perfect for people  who’ve never programmed before—whether they’re 8, 18, or 80. Kodu for  Kids teaches you all you need to know to create great Kodu games that you  can share with the world!

Don’t just read it! See it! New online videos show you what to do!

INCLUDES FOUR START-TO-FINISH EXAMPLE GAMES:
  • 1-Player Shooter
  • 2-Player Competition
  • Mission Quest
  • Side-Scroller Experience
DO IT ALL—EVERY STEP!
  • Learn how games really work
  • Master Kodu’s easy tools, controls, and programming
  • Imagine your quest and plan your game
  • Script a great story
  • Create your characters and make them move and talk
  • Invent and build new worlds
  • Design weapons, targets, and objects
  • Build enemies and make them fight
  • Add amazing sound, music, and special effects
  • Set up multiple players, levels, and points
  • Discover expert tips and tricks for better games
  • Make everything work together
  • Share your games with players all over the world


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Product details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: QUE; 1 edition (23 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789750767
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789750761
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 18 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

James Floyd Kelly is a technology writer with degrees in English and Industrial Engineering. James has written on a wide variety of topics, including LEGO robotics, open-source software, and building 3D printers. James is a DIYer—a tinkerer and a maker who enjoys learning new skills whenever possible. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and two young boys.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Become a creator not a user 15 Nov 2013
By Cromble
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Bought this book for my son and have now bought it for his friends. Easily accessible for age ten - helps boys generate their own games as well as enjoying how to play them. A really good start for those wanting to think as programmers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book 28 May 2013
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Great book.
Very comprehensive.
Over 400 pages of real life, practical examples that build on each other.
This will become the definitive Kodu book for student and teacher alike.
The numerous screen shots are very helpful and also act as an excellent reference.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE Kodu Book 18 May 2013
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This will be the definitive Kodo book. Just what I have been waiting for.

This will help me learn how to teach it to others but could also be used by an enthusiastic self teacher/learner.

It's quite a large book, but the numerous screen shots make it quite a fast page turner. The content is well presented and well laid out. It's very up to date, and its 24 chapters teach all you could wish to know - and more.

The 'follow me' style is well explained and easy to use.

All in all a great book for PC and games machine Kodu users.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for kids starting to program 28 Dec 2013
By MrZipf
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Bought a copy of this for my 10 year old son. He read it cover-to-cover over Christmas and Boxing days. He has come away totally enthused and full of ideas for games to design and build. A very well composed book - good mix of writing and screenshots to aid the neophyte user. Super!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Content is great, the book not so much 13 Jan 2014
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My son loves the Kodu book, and has found it very useful. However, the pages are already (after only a couple of weeks) coming away from the spine. Bearing in mind this is a manual and needs to sit open, it would make more sense for this to have been bound with a spiral.
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