This tutorial is about creating a game which uses the keyboard to control a character on the screen. The aim of the game is to collect all of the apples. It uses the free software Kodu Game Lab.  The main Computing concepts covered in this tutorial are to sequence commands correctly, to use input from the keyboard and to debug algorithms.

Optional challenge activities are:

  • Add a score to the game
  • Show a ‘finished’ screen when all apples have been collected
  • Add instructions to the start of the game
  • Change other game settings
  • Include another character which wanders around

Kodu has been created by  Microsoft Research FUSE Labs http://www.kodugamelab.com/

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