Microsofts Kodu is a free, Windows-based program for creating #games without writing code. The drag+drop interface uses if/then scenarios to design a rich gaming experience. Kodu users create settings, specify roles for characters, and place characters in their games. Finally, students program what players can and cannot do in their games. Microsoft is hosting a new Imagine Cup contest for kids ages 9-18. Entrants design games that explore the relationship between water and people.