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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!
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Alex Peake

7,459 backers pledged $170,954 to help bring this project to life.

Code Hero March Update: Study Pics


From the project coordinator:


We can’t give you the data, but here are a few pics from a study done yesterday at a Portland public school with 22 sixth graders:


I’m sad to say that I’m probably not going to be able to update as regularly or as often, but even though you may not hear from us as often we’ll still be working on Code Hero and moving forward with development.

Thank you for your kind words of support and your good wishes!

Ben Phipps, Demian Walendorff, and 2 more people like this update.


    1. Creator Jonathan Jou on March 12, 2014

      Its been exciting to follow the process of putting Code Hero into the hands of other children, and I thank you for your time and effort in keeping us apprised.

      I'm saddened to hear that your updates will come less regularly, especially since the scarce information I've seen regarding the complete vision for the project leaves me with many more questions than answers.

      Is there someone on the team who can fully articulate what the final game will have, what it won't have, and what you have right now? How did a game go from beta back to feature incomplete back to "upcoming beta," only to fall back into feature incomplete again? Can someone tell us what delayed the sending out of T-shirts? Does anyone have a plan for the mentorship, the teacher training, or that intern on a plane?

      We have, unfortunately, heard the "we're working on it" promise more than once, and what worries me isn't that someone is still working on it so much as the fact that I have no idea what someone might be working on. How is the secrecy and lack of transparency helping? Is Alex still hoping to one day sell his game for money, or is there some other reason the code hasn't been uploaded to a public repository and released under a license like the MIT Software License for everyone to hack on together?

      I don't know if you'll be able to respond to this, and I do wish you all the best.

    2. Creator PegasusOrgans-Graywalkers VIP on March 4, 2014

      You have all my love and support. You guys have bounced back very nicely, and there are many who appreciate the increased updates. Don't let a vocal few who can be vicious, dissuade you from communicating with the rest of us. Good luck!

    3. Creator Jeremie Lariviere on March 4, 2014

      I do appreciate update,thanks! I know it is hard to update frequently, especially when there isn't much to talk about, but a monthly "we're still alive" is nice :-)

    4. Creator Aaron Burke on March 4, 2014

      "I’m sad to say that I’m probably not going to be able to update as regularly or as often..."

      Shocker! Not that these news updates have given us any actual indication of the state of the product anyway.

    5. Creator Rick Schreiber on March 4, 2014

      "I’m sad to say that I’m probably not going to be able to update as regularly or as often"

      C'mon, a statement like that is just begging us to ask why. So, I'll ask it. Why?

    6. Creator Cassandra S on March 4, 2014

      "I’m sad to say that I’m probably not going to be able to update as regularly or as often"

      As I'm sure you're aware, infrequent updates is a touchy subject amongst Code Hero backers (not all of them, but their dissent is probably not best ignored). I strongly suggest at least 1 update per month - the earlier in the month, the better.

      Else, I fear the same old bitterness about infrequent updates is going to creep back in, which makes *everyone* feel lousy, backers and Code Hero developers alike.