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

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In February, the Kickstarter for Code Hero raised over $170,000. Now they're out of money.


Code Hero's creators have been somewhat unresponsive recently, and some of the project's backers have taken to the Code Hero Kickstarter page to complain about the lack of updates. One or two have even hinted at a potential class-action lawsuit against the people behind Code Hero, as the backers have yet to receive their Kickstarter rewards, and updates are few and far between.


So I reached out to Alex Peake, the man behind Code Hero, to ask him what's going on. Is the game dead? What happened to all of the money?

"Code Hero is very much alive," Peake told me in an e-mail. "Although we are out of funds because we've paid a full time dev team for the last year to work on it, we continue to work on the project as volunteers until we can raise more funds and the team is currently myself and 5 programmers working on it actively."

They say they're working on a full Q&A for backers, which should be up on their Kickstarter page within the next day or so.

"We should have written more frequent Kickstarter updates and answered questions faster letting people know our progress," Peake said. "It sucks to have the Internet accusing you of crazy things when you're working hard on something that is already a big challenge."

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It's great and all that people fund these Kickstarter programs. You better have a reputation if I back you though. I just can't wrap my head around some of the money generated through this. Such a massive risk.

We will continue seeing stories like this from now on. With no guarantees and a who knows how long it would take to actually get my hands on a finished product, I will continue putting my money down on shit that is actually out there right now.