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Submission + - 'Code Hero' Kickstarter Woes Continue (

PocketPick writes: In a tale of the risks that come with Kickstarter, the project 'Code Hero' (a game that teaches the basics of programming, previously covered on Slashdot)) has continued it's struggles in a well publicized spat with it's backers. After reports last year in which at least one project contributor had considering legal action in response to the perception that the developers had discontinued work on the game, the developers issued a response promising more regular status updates and a second alpha candidate to demonstrate progress.

The promises however have not come to fruition, and after failing to provide additional status updates this month or the promised alpha candidate, Joystiq and Develop are reporting again that backers are beginning to question whether the project is defunct and what their options may be, including whether the project should surrender it's assets (code and artwork) to the backers if the project cannot be completed and delivered as promised.

While 2012 brought an explosion of popularity in crowd-funded games, the increased risks have come with it. To any Slashdot users who have contributed to this project, or other Kickstarter projects, what are your thoughts?

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