Code Hero: A game that teaches you how to make games

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Vulpes Abnocto, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Vulpes Abnocto

    Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

    Former Staff
    Jun 24, 2008
    United States

    The words of Actualia and Codia are in peril,
    and you're the only one who can help., really.
    The makers of the indie game "Code Hero" really do need your help.
    Otherwise this project, winner of the Maker's Faire 2011 Editor's Choice Award, the Maker Faire 2011 Kids' Choice Award, the Innovation Award @ SF Beta, and more, may not get off the ground.

    At the time of this posting, Primer Labs has been pledged $43,996 of their $100,000 goal. They're asking for any level of donation, as only four days remain on their Kickstarter venture.

    • $1 - Preorder for beta access
    • $13 - receive the full game along with exclusive access to enter the mysterious in-game 1337 club
    • $31 - secret in-game rewards to be announced soon for preordering the full-priced game
    • $42 - You get the digital download AND the boxed USB version! The Collector's Edition comes on a special USB drive in a book box signed by Alex Peake and the whole developer team with a scroll full of codefoo secrets. You also get a CODE HERO T SHIRT!
    • $133 - membership in our founding supporter's club Invitations to special events UNITYVERSITY TUITION: A one-on-one live online mentorship session with one of the developers of Code Hero for yourself or a person you gift it to.
    • $313 - Visit the Primer Labs HQ and meet the developer team! UNITYVERSITY TUITION: A week of daily one-on-one live mentorship sessions with the developers of Code Hero or a person you gift it to.
    • $1,012 - A parent, teacher, student, administrator or entrepreneurial youth can pledge to give a school of their choosing a special school-wide Code Hero access. All their students will receive school accounts for Code Hero. Teachers will be trained by the Code Hero team to be able to mentor students who can mentor each other.
    • $1,337 - Join Primer Labs' team to be a part of Code Hero's development! Founding Apprentices get ongoing personal mentorship for yourself or a person you gift it to. We'll feature any games you create on our site and help you promote your creations and kickstart your career as a game designer!
    • $1,776 - Every Senator or Congressman who accepts this challenge will bestow a K12 Code Hero School License for every student in every school in their state or district. PETITIONERS WELCOME. If you are not a Senator, you can pledge at this level to petition your representatives:
    • $2,600 - Join the Primer Labs team as an intern AND fly with us to Penny Arcade Expo East!
    • $$3,133 - Help Build Code Hero & Celebrate in Berlin At Our December 2012 Launch Party!
    • $4,237 - We will shoot a miniseries of 3 episodes of our ongoing documentary TV show about you and your evolution from your arrival at our as a new recruit to your apotheosis as a game development master at year's end!
    • $10,000+ - You become a Code Hero character in the game who can teach millions of players in a custom game challenge designed with you as a part of our team. This is the ultimate interactive advertisement and soapbox for whatever you want to teach people about.

    :arrow: Primer Labs
    :arrow: Code Hero Kickstarter page

  2. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

    Oct 25, 2009
    After Earth
    Sounds interesting. I'll definitely be watching and reading up on this.
  3. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Apr 9, 2009
    This of the lamest things i've seen in a very, very long time.

    When you mentioned this in that kids thread I honestly thought it was just a troll page for a fake game or something. find out it's real?

    Dear god.

    Those pre-order bonuses are also absolutely hilarious.
  4. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

    Apr 13, 2010
    Something like this could actually work, but judging by the video it's gonna be a flop.
    I think that if there was a game like Minecraft that had this, it would be incredibly successful.
    It would be awesome to code your own game on a sandbox game.
  5. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

    May 6, 2008
    United States
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I'll be honest here...That looks incredibly stupid.
  6. JinTrigger

    JinTrigger Asentrix Studios

    Jun 25, 2008
    United States
    Ok what exactly is this again....I think im missing something
  7. Saddamsdevil

    Saddamsdevil GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 12, 2009
    Garry's Mod + WireMod.

    Thank me later.
  8. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Oct 23, 2004
    Dar es Salaam
    umm i dont understand this. what they could have done was actually teach a real language as a game. that way it would be fun and u would learn something good.
  9. prowler

    prowler Sony

    Jul 14, 2009
    i laughed
  10. Janthran

    Janthran Solarian

    Sep 17, 2011
    United States
    The Pacific Northwet
    They could at least work on the name.
    >Need funds
    >Spend 1K on the special effects
  11. servant

    servant GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 30, 2012
    United States
    Doesn't the newest version teach Javascript and Lua?
    After seeing this video it looks embarrassing, but is this the most up to date version?
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