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Code Hero: a game that teaches you how to make games! Your Code Ray shoots Javascript in Unity 3D. Hack the planet: Become a code hero!
Code Hero: a game that teaches you how to make games! Your Code Ray shoots Javascript in Unity 3D. Hack the planet: Become a code hero!
7,459 backers pledged $170,954 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator jack 5 days ago

      Coming up on two years since the last time Alex posted but he still logs in to Kickstarter all the time.

    2. Creator Deborah Schumacher on September 22

      Kickstarter doesn't care. They may reach out to Alex an encourage him to update us on his progress, but they can't hold him accountable.

    3. Creator Tomimt on September 17

      Of course it has failed. I'm thinking more of pressurin Alex to give a full disclosure about it, as evidently we demanding it does nothing, but maybe KS could have some leverage over it.

      I would love to see a full, honest and brutal post mortem of this project, detailing what went wrong.

    4. Creator Greg on September 11

      Eh, this Kickstarter's status isn't really unclear. It failed - badly. Alex was in way, way, waaaaayyy over his head, flailed, floundered, and drowned. Nothing's going to come of this.

    5. Creator Tomimt on August 31

      Well, I don't know if it helps, but if every backer here could just report this project to KS in the grounds of that its status is unclear, maybe something will happen. The report button is on the campaign page at the bottom.

    6. Creator Joe Cristina on August 19

      So, I have been reading the most recent comments, which answered my question I was going to ask if this project got completed and sent the code out to the backers... Looks like it hasn't and unknown if it will ever.

    7. Creator George on August 14

      Why would you use Macs...

    8. Creator Deborah Schumacher on August 5

      I am filling out an official complaint against Alex. If you are in Washington, I suggest you do too.

    9. Creator Dustin Deckard on July 27

      Hey, PC Gamer featured Code Hero in their list of top Kickstarter successes and failures. I bet you'll never guess which category it's under!

    10. Creator Thomas on June 10

      I've long since written this project off. I only came in here today because I was taking stock of how my various projects have gone. Some of them have failed, but are still working to get something to the backers even if it's not much.

    11. Creator Dustin Deckard on May 16 is down, and because Alex has given us a million reasons to distrust him and zero reasons to trust him, my first thought is that one of the other backers, maybe directly through the site, was making some noise about the project so he threw up an update. Every time I've checked the site in the last year+ it's been down anyways. Still waiting for my $300 refund that was promised.

    12. Creator mrmonkeypbbt on May 15

      Greg, I've seen the phrase "Coming Soon" in regards to updates/announcements one to many times on this project to get my hopes up :)

    13. Creator SparroHawc on April 23

      Holy cow, you're right, Greg! It seems Alex is still trying to get things going!

      I still don't think the likelihood of a final product is very high, but at least it looks like it's greater than zero.

    14. Creator Greg on April 22

      Well this is interesting. I went poking around Alex's profile and found the primerlabs page, which, for some surprising reason, has an update dated today - 4/22/15. The gist is that they redeveloped Code Hero for Unity 5 and revamped the shirt design (and maybe more - I'm having issues figuring figuring out just how recent some of the news actually is...).

      There's apparently a "full announcement" coming soon.

    15. Creator Jean-Luc on April 16

      Code Zero.

    16. Creator jack on April 3, 2015

      Happy one year anniversary of the last update in which the "project coordinator" quit after like 2 months, it was revealed that no one had ever tested the game on Windows because the team only had Macs and Alex promised that next update would be coming later in the month. Lol.

    17. Creator Maxedaddy on March 30, 2015

      I can't believe this guy got away with 170 grand!!!

    18. Creator gamesBacker on March 28, 2015

      To people who say "you're just pledging" and all that, that's fine if you want the whole model implode, which perhaps has already happened, but do people think you'll still see those $800 pledges? For some reason most people that feel it's no strings attached money seem to be the under $100 dollar backers for some reason. I can't quite explain that odd coincidence.

      What are people paying kickstarter that ridiculous 30% or whatever it is if they have no responsibility to do anything? They will lose a lot of money if people stop trusting them. I don't understand why they can't have simple progress tiers or something before they get ALL the money. Then maybe people wouldn't lose their whole pledges. Especially the $500+ "donations".

    19. Creator Matthew Hudson on March 17, 2015

      Well this KS campaign was my introduction to KS - thankfully, everything else I've funded has actually come to fruition. One day, this may actually happen... but I'm not holding out much hope

    20. Creator PegasusOrgans-AGL 589 on March 15, 2015

      It is the only way for him to save what is left of his reputation, OR actually finish some form of Code Hero... but from the cone of silence he's erected, none of those seem likely.

    21. Creator jack on March 13, 2015

      I'm guessing the code is probably too embarrassing to open source it.

    22. Creator Kareem Matariyeh on March 13, 2015

      At this point waiting so long, it would be best to just open up the project and put it on github.

    23. Creator Dean Shorter on February 27, 2015

      wow 3 years already!

    24. Creator PegasusOrgans-AGL 589 on February 25, 2015

      He still openly shows off Code Hero on profiles as if its an accomplishment and not something he hides from regularly. He's also "the new Steve Jobs" according to his friends. :)…

    25. Creator PegasusOrgans-AGL 589 on February 24, 2015

      I blame the Open Alternative School that he attended. It created within him the idea that there are no rules or deadlines, a very dangerous idea when working under constraints such as time and money.

    26. Creator jack on February 23, 2015

      Happy 3 year anniversary of the funding of this project, everyone.

    27. Creator njt on February 9, 2015

      The Ruby book found in the recent humble bundle is actually very much like a game while you learn.
      Ruby wizardry.

      Would make for a good setting to actually start a game on learning how to code :)

      Just putting that out there. Also the last volunteer also stated it'd be best to just remake it.

      So food for thought.

    28. Creator Ryan on January 6, 2015

      I don't think we will ever hear anything from him because he knows he cannot finish it. So even though he did not set out to spend all the money and screw everyone, if he came out and said it was over I bet more people would seek to sue him or something like that. Either way I look at it as a minor investment for me and it did not pan out. Wish it had and I do feel bad for the people who invested serious money. Still going to keep checking the page every few months though lol.

    29. Creator Bryan Szatapski on December 30, 2014

      How to raise 170k USD and do absolutely nothing with it. Not even a fucking T-shirt. I understand that sometimes stuff doesn't go as planned, and that's why many people aren't angry about the 2 year+ delay. However cutting off all contact, pocketing the money and ignoring everybody just makes you look far more like a thief than a developer. How do you even sleep at night...

    30. Creator Shaun Hansel on December 9, 2014

      A few clarifications re: my comment below.

      That the game will never emerge is speculation based on the state of the game and the team the last time I worked on it. The goal at that time was to clean up the code.

      That was actually only about 6 months ago, not a year. Had a kid around then so my sense of time is off. Possible Alex didn't contact me because he knew this.

      For all I know Alex has a team of people bringing the game to market in two weeks. I have no idea.

    31. Creator Shaun Hansel on December 9, 2014

      A few things everyone should know:
      1. This game will never release. Last I saw the code, maybe a year ago, which is also probably close to the last time the code was touched, there was mostly infrastructure, almost no gameplay to speak of. I was the last volunteer to stop working. Alex works a regular job, or did at the time. This game would need at least a couple full time coders working another 6 months to a year to finish it, not to mention level designers, artists, etc.

      2. You will almost certainly never get a refund. Sure you could sue, but unless you can turn blood into gold, there's probably nothing to take.

      3. Some of you are asking that the project be open sourced. I agree, but to be honest, you would be better off starting from scratch, than to use the existing code. It's an absolute mess.

      4. Alex didn't take the money and run. Alex had every intention of finishing this project. It was just too big, with several technology constraints (obsession with Unity 3D). The reboot with several industry coders was probably what killed the budget (there probably wasn't an actual budget.) The project wasn't mismanaged, it was essentially unmanaged. I know it works for Valve, but Valve has money to pay employees, so work gets done. HL3.

      I haven't heard from Alex since the last update went out on here so I'm not sure of his current location or status.

      I might have the beta somewhere, if so I'll upload and link, or you can message me, if you care to play what exists.

      If anyone is interested in trying to recreate the original alpha release syle code hero, with a simple code gun, pre Kickstarter style, I've got an original script and storyboards for some portions; ideas Alex had rejected. Happy to be involved.

    32. Creator jack on December 2, 2014

      @jon not sure how current either of these are, but I found a couple of download links on the wayback machine:!VVACGahJ!PRpslimP7V8957oEwLsIIQJ_yyB2cJaKdHCffJ28oP8

    33. Creator Maxedaddy on December 2, 2014

      You guys should at least have the decency to lie to us like some of these other Kickstarter campaings! Like the guys at Hey Joe Coffee, that go silent for weeks and then give us a vague update with no pictures or videos or anything that shows transparency!

    34. Creator Maxedaddy on December 2, 2014

      How about we now call this project Code Zeroes!

    35. Creator Deborah Schumacher on November 27, 2014

      It fascinates me that he still logs in and backs projects.

    36. Creator jon on November 26, 2014

      Alright, I know there have been a lot of issues with the law , and accusations about taking the money and running, but. If anyone is still out there. I don't care what happened to the money, I just want the game back, at whatever stage. I don't care if its an alpha of the game, I really liked it, and paid for it. I got a new computer and when I tried to go to the site to re-download the game, site was gone and I am seeing nothing but lawsuit pages on Google.

      Please, can those of us who just want the game have it back?

    37. Creator James Dearing on November 23, 2014

      I suggest we celebrate by collectively raising our middle fingers.

    38. Creator Dustin Deckard on November 23, 2014

      How should we celebrate the upcoming 3 year anniversary of the project's launch date?

    39. Creator PegasusOrgans-AGL 589 on November 9, 2014

      well over 7k, and great games today are LUCKY to get 1 k.... it is projects like this that drove many away from Kickstarter. At the very least do short updates saying you're doing SOME work. Lie to us, if you're not.

    40. Creator Tomimt on October 29, 2014

      Hey look at that... Primerlabs site seems to be down again. This just is a gift that doesn't keep on giving.

    41. Creator Jean-Luc on October 16, 2014

      Code Hero did not teach me how to make games, like you promised Alex, but it taught me to be more prudent about pledging on Kickstarter. I'll give you that, Alex.

    42. Creator jack on October 14, 2014

      Happy 6 month anniversary of the time Alex posted that the next update would come later in the month.

    43. Creator codeRdad on October 13, 2014

      I joined Kickstarter solely to back your project so I could use it as a tool to interest my kids in coding. The path this project has taken is very disappointing and actually frustrated my kids further about programming because something they became excited about has been a bust.

      I agree with the posts below that asks you to open source the code so that others can take it forward. This is a moral obligation you have to the 7459 backers who gave you money, and to the coding community in general whose kickstarter campaigns have to overcome the stigma of this project.

      Stop sitting on the project and let it become useful.

    44. Creator Tomimt on October 13, 2014

      Be a man Alex and give us a postmortem at least. That's the least bit of effort you can do after spengin our money.

    45. Creator jack on October 7, 2014

      Alex Peake - Last login Oct 6 2014

      Hi Alex

    46. Creator Maxedaddy on October 7, 2014

      I'm so glad i only donated a dollar.

    47. Creator Tomimt on October 6, 2014

      I just came to see if anything was different. It wasn't.

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