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Code Hero: A Game That Teaches You To Make Games

A project in San Francisco, CA by Alex Peake

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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!
Backers: 7459
Average Pledge Per Backer: $23

Funded: $170,954 of $100,000
Dates: Dec 26th -> Feb 24th (60 days)
Project By: Alex Peake
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Latest News

Code Hero Developer Resurfaces, So Where's That $170,954? - Cliqist

December 17th - via:
Something tells me that the drama with Code Hero is far from over. (Read More)

Code Heo Update: Backers Should Still Pursue Lawsuit

May 11th - via:
Primer Labs released a small update in April 2015 for their infamous Code Hero project, but we go over the reasons backers should pursue a lawsuit. (Read More)

Code Hero February Update: Spaceout

February 4th - via:
From the Project Coordinator: Sorry guys, I completely spaced on posting yesterday. On with news. PILOT STUDIES Pilot studies in the last week that involved feedback from educators have helped us focus in on how Code Hero can supplement and replace... (Read More)

Code Hero Third January Update: Studies and Servers

January 27th - via:
From the Project Coordinator: STUDIES SCHEDULED Pixel Arts (, a not-for-profit association co-founded by K-12 Code Hero School backers Jeffery Sens and Will Lewis, are working with us to run pilot studies of the Code... (Read More)

Code Hero Second January Update: Macs and Misc

January 20th - via:
From the Project Coordinator: T-SHIRTS First and most importantly, and I apologize for leaving this out before - If anyone wanted a different size than those that were listed in the survey, please message us with your information and we will update... (Read More)

Code Hero January Update: Crunchy Numbers

January 13th - via:
From the Project Coordinator: VOLUNTEERS As we've been able, we've been talking to those that have offered their help on the project. Apologies to those who we haven’t gotten to yet. We're sorry the process is so slow, but I'd like to reassure you... (Read More)

Kickstarter 2013: Broken records, broken hearts

December 31st - via:
Matt takes a look back at the year that was on Kickstarter: what got funded, what missed out, what was released, and what ran out of cash. (Read More)

Call-out for T-shirt Surveys

December 30th - via:
Hi everyone, my name’s Michelle and I’m the new Project Coordinator for Code Hero. I’ve got one item for you today. T-SHIRT SURVEYS We have sent out all the T-shirt surveys to all the backer brackets that included a T-shirt as a reward.... (Read More)

Code Hero December Update: Shirts, Surveys & Spinning Cubes

December 23rd - via:
At long last, some news: With one more survey Code Hero t-shirts can start shipping, and we have a new beta release with a new level. Making a game that teaches people how to make games is taking longer to make than we bargained for and we’re... (Read More)

Code Hero Beta Preview

August 15th - via:
Code Hero August Update It has been a while since our last update and some were concerned when our site went down but we're back online with a beta preview release to show you some of the levels in the upcoming Code Hero Beta. We've been working hard... (Read More)

Code Hero Website Goes Down - UPDATED

July 5th - via:
Code Hero creator Alex Peake says he's working to bring the website back online and get a new alpha version ready for release. (Read More)

Code Hero website down, alpha access withdrawn

July 5th - via:
Troubled Kickstarter project Code Hero has gone suddenly and suspiciously dark, reigniting concern that its developers will be unable to deliver on its promises. (Read More)

If you back a Kickstarter game, don’t be surprised when it’s late

July 5th - via:
Thousands of backers gave money to Double Fine Adventure for their latest point-and-click game, only to be demoralized by a two-year setback on their game. Kickstarter gamers, it’s time to expect the pain of delayed games. (Read More)

Concern as Code Hero website goes offline

July 4th - via:
Kickstarter backers continue to mull litigation as broke devs promise fix (Read More)

Code Hero developer claims troubled project still alive, despite new woes

July 4th - via:
Alex Peake, maker of troubled Kickstarter game Code Hero, is in hot water with his backers again, after months without any updates and a website that's gone dead. (Read More)

How to start learning Unity programming

March 5th - via:
Your path to become a code hero takes you from playing games to making them. We're developing a guide to learning Unity game programming to smooth that transition.  This should help you take your next steps to applying the skills taught in the game... (Read More)

Code Hero Anniversary Alpha 0.323

February 25th - via:
It's been a year since Code Hero's kickstarter and we're releasing a new build with a redesigned Code Ray 101 orientation level to introduce players to the code ray mechanics and code editing. When you start the game and enter Gamebridge, you can... (Read More)

How to make the code ray do amazing things #1

February 19th - via:
This week's update comes from Shaun Hansel, Code Hero's new community manager. Shaun encountered the original Code Hero prototype while teaching computer science. It was his first exposure to Unity, and he learned Unityscript by playing it, beating... (Read More)

Code Hero devs come clean on Kickstarter funds

February 4th - via:
Alex Peake promises refunds, rewards and back pay when team has money. Months of missed deadlines after the Code Hero Kickstarter project ran out of money finally came to an end on Friday. The game that promises to teach programming raised $170,000 through crowdfunding, but has since gone broke and could face legal action from backers who have yet to recieve promised rewards. (Read More)

Code Hero Kickstarter Updates With Apology

February 4th - via:
Code Hero Kickstarter founder Alex Peake admits that the project is out of money but insists that the team is going to finish the game. (Read More)

Code Hero's buggy Kickstarter has backers preparing to draw legal lines in the sand

January 8th - via:
Code Hero's Kickstarter concluded on February 24, 2012, with 7,459 people pledging $170,954, almost doubling the project's requested amount and pushing that cash straight to developer Alex Peake. (Read More)

Kickstarter Raised An Absolutely Ridiculous Amount Of Cash For Games In 2012

December 31st - via:
It’s been a crazy year for independent games development, but there a few stories larger than the influence that so-called “crowdfunding” has had on the industry, mostly via Kickstarter. (Read More)

Events 2012: Kickstarter

December 31st - via:
If 38 Studios was the mainstream game industry story of the year, then crowdfunding site Kickstarter is indisputably the industry watcher's story of the year. (Read More)

The 10 Biggest Video Game Wins And Fails On Kickstarter This Year

December 28th - via:
Remember when games were made and then sold? Some people don't, and it's changing the future of game publishing for the future. The original buyer's guide for men. (Read More)

Stories of 2012: How Kickstarter changed game funding for ever, and why devs still have much to learn

December 25th - via:
It's difficult to recall a time before Kickstarter's game industry prominence, but just twelve short months ago the crowdfunding website had a considerably lower profile. (Read More)

Godus Kickstarter conjures £50k in late funding surge

December 19th - via:
Just under 1,300 new backers pledge support for god game in less than a day as campaign goes to the wire (Read More)

Following Up On The Code Hero Kickstarter That Ran Out Of Money

December 15th - via:
In February, the Kickstarter for Code Hero raised over $US170,000. Now they’re out of money. So what’s the latest on this? (Read More)

Absentee Kickstarter Creator Back on the Grid

December 14th - via:
Alex Peake, creator of the Code Hero Kickstarter, is working to reassure backers that the ... (Read More)

The Code Hero Kickstarter dev has run out of money

December 14th - via:
The developer behind the Code Hero Kickstarter has admitted that he's already spent all of the pledged money, although he has assured backers that the software will still see a release. (Read More)

Code Hero Dev Responds to Kickstarter Complaints

December 13th - via:
The developer of Code Hero has responded to Kickstarter backers who haven’t received their rewards, advising them “not to panic.” (Read More)

Their Kickstarter Made $170,000, But Now They're Out Of Money

December 13th - via:
In February, the Kickstarter for Code Hero raised over $170,000. Now they're out of money. (Read More)

Code Hero creator responds to Kickstarter inquiries, accusations

December 13th - via:
Accusations are beginning to fly that the man who set up am ambitious Kickstarter project for a game called Code Hero, Alex Peake, has run out of money. (Read More)

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