Parents' Guide to

Kodu Game Lab

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Innovative game creator is powerful but hard to learn.

Game Windows , Xbox 360 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 9+

awesome game!

it is good to play with and very relaxing easy controls.
age 9+


Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

The simplest way to describe Kodu is to say it offers the same sort of game-making functionality as LittleBigPlanet 2 for PlayStation 3 but with little of the polish or accessibility that made that game so fun and popular. Limited tutorials and text instruction mean it can be slow to get in the swing of things. All the tools have pop-up bubbles that describe what they do, but they must be manually selected to make those bubbles appear, which makes the learning process long and arduous. It's a little like teaching yourself how to play the guitar; it's possible, but it requires plenty of patience and passion. There's no question that it's a powerful and educational game-making toolkit, but we recommend it only for those who have a strong desire to dabble in Xbox game design and are willing to spend several hours learning the ropes.

Regarding online interaction, players can play the games they make with people who appear in their Xbox friends list, but no random strangers are allowed.

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