Code Hero, a game that promised to "teach you how to code," managed to raise $170,000 on Kickstarter, but since going beyond its funding goals, it hasn't been smooth sailing for the game's developers or the people who backed it. The trouble began in December 2012 when Code Hero developer Primer Labs announced that it had run out of money. In February it was looking for ways to compensate or reward backers.
Some users are now saying that Code Hero website has been offline for at least four days, with backers unable to access alpha testing. Primer Labs has been especially quiet in recent weeks, and backers have once more broached the subject of a class action lawsuit against the company.
Primer Labs has said in the past that it has experienced challenges with the latest release but that development was continuing; but the lack of updates from the team and the sporadic communication continues to make backers nervous and angry.
Primer Labs founder Alex Peake tells Develop that the website would be back online shortly, that a release was "coming soon," and that more details would be revealed when the website was up and ready.
We will have more on this story as it develops.