Stephen Totilo from MTV Multiplayer writes:
"The person who made a game for me in 10 minutes on Monday was Matt MacLaurin at Microsoft. He's the man in charge of Kodu, a piece of development software designed to enable kids to make games for the Xbox 360. Kodu replaces the need to write lines of code with the opportunity to write what look like rebuses - picture-based sentences - to engineer simple games using pre-set 3D characters. It's all orchestrated by the Xbox 360 controller.
I told MacLaurin that I had thought of a game mechanic a few months ago that I didn't think I'd seen in any games. I had no interest in quitting my job as a reporter to make it, but I wondered if Kodu would enable me to see if it's fun."