Code Hero creator responds to abandonware allegations

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We first mentioned Code Hero (opens in new tab) 's curious plan to teach code literacy with a gun that shoots JavaScript in our indie ideas roundup (opens in new tab) . Developer Primer Labs wrangled a successful Kickstarter campaign (opens in new tab) for Code Hero back in February and released an alpha version shortly after. Since then, Primer Labs has been quiet, and one backer claimed yesterday (opens in new tab) that the lack of communication was due to "reckless spending" by creator Alex Peake. Peake has since spoken up, and in a statement released on Primer Labs' website (opens in new tab) , he gave firm assurance that Code Hero "isn't dead."

"I know the level of frustration some people have is high right now and that it's my fault for not communicating about our ongoing progress, but I want to reassure everyone who has backed us not to panic: Code Hero is not dead and we will not let our supporters and Kickstarter backers down," Peake wrote. "All our backer rewards will be delivered along with the game. It's taking longer than we hoped, but the game is becoming more awesome than we planned to. I'll post a more detailed update soon with the new alpha build and answer any questions and concerns people may have."

So, it seems the Hero may live to code in the days ahead. Peake also said he's directly reached out to Dustin Deckard, the backer who initially raised concerns over the game's status, and also offered a direct contact line ( alex@primerlabs.com ) to address any questions from other backers and fans.

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?