Funded! This project was successfully funded on February 24, 2012.

Update #14

WE DID IT!

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WE DID IT! THANK YOU TO ALL OUR BACKERS!

We raised $170,954 with 7459 backers which combined with our direct sales on the CodeHero.org store and private donations puts us at over $200K in total funding! This will be enough to start building Code Hero into a DRM-free offline friendly single-player game AND a multiplayer MMO where everyone can learn to code, create and play together!

We will continue to publish Updates about the progress of Code Hero on Kickstarter and via PrimerLabs.com Email Updates as we release new versions of the game and have news on the shipping of your rewards.

If you're seeing this before you got a chance to pledge, you haven't missed your opportunity to participate!

For those who missed the Kickstarter, you can now continue to buy Code Hero on our store! 

We will continue to honor the same pledge levels as on the Kickstarter, so you haven't missed out on becoming an intern, the 1K12 Code Hero School package or the $1776 Senator & Congress Challenge chance for a public official to get Code Hero for a whole state!

http://www.primerlabs.com/codeheroprivatebeta

We welcome you to our main site:

http://www.primerlabs.com

You can learn all about Code Hero:

http://www.codehero.org

Thank you press!

Code Hero got a phenomenal amount of support from the press who carried our story as it evolved and really went the extra mile to show that the game media supports indies like us and cares about games that can change the world!

Press that would like to talk to us can email press@primerlabs.com.

WHAT'S NEXT:

Full Postmortem

We'll be sharing a detailed look at how this all transpired just as soon as we figure it out ourselves!

The Code Hero Documentary Series

Video from the origins of the project to our Kickstarter celebrations to the making of the project as we march ahead with you the code hero army community as participants in a creative process! 

(If you'd like to help shoot or produce or contribute to the story as a guest on the show, let us know!)

The Next Betas:
Goodbye buggy prototype & programmer art,
hello revolutionary gameplay features & visuals!

We will be announcing our plans for the next big beta releases soon! Expect a big leap in quality as founder Alex's programmer art gets replaced by the work of the amazing Farbrauscher Gizmo and the code gets rewritten from the ground up by our new team of elite code ninjas.

World Changing Pledge Rewards:

We've got some actually life-altering and world-changing rewards that are about to happen! 

From 7459 new people now playing the game itself (over 8000 total) to
61 students enrolled in Gamebridge Unityversity to
9 interns signed up to become part of the Primer Team to
6 K12 schools that are about to be among the first to roll out Code Hero
2 $10,000 pledgers who took it to the limit to back us & get their own custom levels,
these pledges will change the world.

The pledges people took are more than just rewards, they're going to change one life and career and school at a time in ways we'll be watching closely as they ripple forwards into the future!

(And you'll also get your sweet loot! We'll have more deets on the awesome T-shirts and boxed games with auto-updating USB editions so you can get it before some mythical "final release" and more soon!)

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      Creator Chad Keck on July 22, 2012

      What happened to the private beta link?

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      Creator Jason Zimmerman on March 14, 2012

      Hey, for those that paid 42 dollars for the game, how do I receive it and when does it get shipped?

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      Creator Adam Sawyer on February 28, 2012

      Really like the concept and execution of the game. It's like a modern day mathblaster

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      Creator Ettore Gislon on February 26, 2012

      I am so hyped about this game! Can't wait! It's been some time since I felt real hype, I am touched ç_ç

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      Creator Dylan on February 25, 2012

      I haven't been able to stop talking about this game ever since I saw it. This is gamifcation, this is the future of education! I hope you Alex and all on the team the very best of luck in your endeavors!

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      Creator Alex Peake on February 25, 2012

      Thank you all! We're gathering our forces and video content to update you soon!

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      Creator Joseph Le May on February 24, 2012

      @Gary: *Rockin' Air Guitar Solo* EXCELLENT!

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      Creator Gary Page on February 24, 2012

      Thank you Code Hero for being most Excellent to Others!

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      Creator Skaldrom Y. Sarg on February 24, 2012

      Grats! This are great news and you have earned it so much!

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