XNA in to Next Level


Project  Boku from Microsoft Research

Boku is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the XBox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input.

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Key Features

Boku provides an end-to-end creative environment for designing, building, and playing your own new games.

  • High level language incorporates real-world primitives: collision, color, vision
  • Uses XBox 360 Game Controller for input – no keyboard required
  • Runs on XBox 360 and PC
  • Interactive terrain editor
  • Bridge and path builder
  • Terrain editor – create worlds of arbitrary shape and size
  • 20 different characters with different abilities
  • Built-in sharing and rating

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