Help Your Students Express Their Creativity While Learning Technology Skills

Microsoft Kodu Game Lab, available at Microsoft Fuse Labs, is a game design tool that enables users to easily build their own video games for the PC at no cost. The tool helps build real-world skills by encouraging children to analyze a problem and develop a solution. The full release of Kodu Game Lab for the PC includes new features, such as an interactive system that guides users through each step of making games—creating terrain, adding characters, and programming them. It also includes a community feature that allows users to share games with other PC-based Kodu Game Lab users.

Developed by Microsoft Research, Kodu Game Lab is designed to promote learning skills for children while igniting their interest in future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the United States will have more than 2 million job openings in STEM-related fields by 2014. Kodu Game Lab helps kids build a strong foundation in STEM-related skills and inspires them to study and pursue STEM fields in a way that’s both fun and interesting to them.

The grand prize winners receive US$5,000 for themselves and their respective schools, as well as a trip to the Imagine Cup 2011 Worldwide Finals in New York. Submissions will be accepted through May 10, and winners will be announced in late May.

Find details and registration information for Kodu Cup and encourage students to participate!

Published Date: 03/24/2011
Expiration Date: 03/31/2011
Geography: US