The past 24 hours have been rough for Alex Peake and the rest of the team at Primer Labs. As the developers behind Code Hero, a serious lack of communication resulted in one of their Kickstarter backers, Dustin Deckard, reaching to the page’s comments section, and announcing that he was looking into the possibility of legal action against the team after the game had failed to show any signs of launching almost a year since the project was featured on the crowdfunding website.
I last spoke to Alex Peake around a month ago, as part of my interview series on developers who had taken part in the PAX Indie Megabooth. At the time, he was full of new ideas and promises for the game he was working on, and keen to kindle as much as excitement within readers as he could. Excitement that has turned sour of recent.
Alex posted a public apology on the Primer Labs website this morning regarding Code Hero. I would encourage you to read it before listening to what follows.
As far I saw it, the only fair way to investigate this was to circumvent anyone but Alex himself. I got in touch with him this afternoon, and we had a serious conversation concerning what happened yesterday, where the game is at present, and what will be happening in the future. My sole apology is that the quality could have been better. However, I do not feel that it detracts from the value of what is being said. There is no source more valuable than the verbatim words from the company’s CEO himself.
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