Microsoft adds kids section to annual programming challenge

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Remember Kodu? It’s a free PC application that launched in 2009 from Microsoft Research Labs and uses a simplified programming language to teach children how to create their own games. There’s a version for the Xbox 360 that costs $5, if comfy couch programming is your thing.

Microsoft has added a Kodu game design challenge to their Imagine Cup competition to encourage budding young programmers to start coding their gaming dreams. Winners will claim cash prizes and a trip to Russia. The deadline for submissions is May 17th.

Come on kids! Program the next-gen gaming fad and get bought by EA!