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The  Code Hero  Kickstarter dev has run out of money
The Code Hero Kickstarter dev has run out of money
December 14, 2012 | By Mike Rose

December 14, 2012 | By Mike Rose
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Newsbrief: 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.

Alex Peake was forced to issue an apology yesterday, as he had failed to update backers on how the project was going. He said that development was continuing on Code Hero, and that the second alpha release will release soon.

However, he later told Kotaku, "we are out of funds because we've paid a full time dev team for the last year to work on it." He reiterated that the project is continuing on a voluntary basis.

The news echoes the Kickstarter for Haunts: The Manse Macabre earlier this year, which was forced to take on volunteers after it ran out of money early.


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Luis Blondet
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This was already covered yesterday.

http://gamasutra.com/blogs/LuisBlondet/20121213/183529/Code_Hero_
Kickstarter_backers_considering_class_action_lawsuit.php

Mike Rose
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Hey Luis,

actually, what you've written there is inaccurate. If you check the comments of the Kickstarter page you have linked in your piece, you'll see Alex Peake has talked to Dustin Deckard via email, and that Deckard is not planning to sue Peake. The comment from Peake that he has run out of money is indeed new information, hence why we've posted about it today.

Cheers
Mike

Ron Dippold
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So far my backing detector radar is working pretty well. Passed on this one since it looked way too ambitious for the schedule. Even by Kickstarter standards.

Eric Preisz
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Unfortunately, making an simple intuitive tool for neophytes is much more challenging and expensive than making a complex tool for experts.


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