Code Hero Kickstarter Still Broke, Promises Refunds

Back in December, Code Hero developer Alex Peake issued an apology when he revealed that he had already spent all of the money pledged to his project via Kickstarter and assured backers that the software will still see a release. Now, Peake is issuing another apology.

Code Hero, a game intended to teach would-be coders how to make games, raised over $170,000 on Kickstarter nearly a year ago, continuously missed deadlines, went broke, and could face legal action from backers who have not received what they were promised.

In a new update, Peake explained where the money went and promised refunds and rewards to backers as soon as he has the money. “I’ve learned a lot from my mistakes,” wrote Peake, “and I’m going to take heed of all the advice and lessons learned through this to take responsibility for turning this project around and getting Code Hero back on track and funded and completed so people can play it and learn to code and make games of their own.”

The mountain Peake has to climb hasn’t dissuaded him from completing the project, however. “Game development is hard and many studios and projects fail, but I can’t let you down because what we’re making is important,” said Peake. “It’s important to me personally to give all the people in the world a way to learn to code that is actually fun. I won’t let any obstacles stop the Code Hero team from completing this.”

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