This project was successfully funded on February 24, 2012.
Code Hero February Update: Spaceout
From the Project Coordinator:
Sorry guys, I completely spaced on posting yesterday. On with news.
Pilot studies in the last week that involved feedback from educators have helped us focus in on how Code Hero can supplement and replace curriculum in schools. We believe in reaching many spaces, including public schools, after-school programs, libraries, hackerspaces, and homes. The pilot studies are helping to inform how we can best fit in these diverse spaces. Thank you for your support and especially to Pixel Arts as we move forward with pilot studies that involve youth players in the next two weeks.
There has been a delay with the shirts this past week. They’re still being worked on and you can still change your order and address on the survey, but unfortunately they won’t be sent out yet. We’ll try to keep you updated on progress. As we said, we didn’t want to promise dates until things were actually on their way and this is one example of why we’ve tried to keep to that.
There was a comment on last week’s update posted by Aaron Burke about the user’s settings. He brought up the concern that servers aren’t always reliable. I had described the way in which settings would be saved on the servers, but had not included the information that they would also be saved on the user’s computer, so I wanted to assure you that the settings and achievements that are linked with the user’s profile will be available even when not connected to the server.
Thank you everyone for your comments and feedback, we really appreciate your support and involvement!