Code Hero – PAX Game Trailer!

Code Hero screen shotI purchased Code Hero several months ago while it was seeking funding on Kickstarter because I’m a gamer, and I’m also very interested in making games and learning to code so I thought a game that taught Unity and Javascript was a GREAT way to learn. Funding the Kickstarter gave you access to a proof of concept level and since playing through that I have been impatiently waiting for its launch! Well I saw the Code Hero booth at Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) last weekend and I have to say I am VERY glad the guys at Primer Labs are taking their time and making this game right!

Here is the PAX trailer:

Here is the original trailer used for Kickstarter showing the proof of concept level:

As you can see the PAX trailer has a LOT more polish and gives a lot more insight into how the Unity Game Engine is simulated through the game to modify the world and teach skills that can be translated into actual game development ability. I had a chance to talk to Alex the Lead developer at PAX and he said things got a little crazy leading up to PAX but that the Alpha build would be released to all Kickstarter backers in the next week or two. As you can see when comparing the two videos it’s well worth the wait! He also hinted that there was more Code Hero DLC coming where other skills would be taught like compiling a Linux Kernel! His goal is to be able to traing software engineers using nothing but games! I’m really excited to be along for the ride!

Did you back the Kickstarter for this? What do you think about games being used to teach real life skills?

2 Responses to Code Hero – PAX Game Trailer!
  1. Alex Peake
    September 5, 2012 | 8:59 pm

    Glad to hear you liked it! The before and after trailer comparison is a good one and it made me smile. The videos don’t seem to load though, are the embeds working?

    • Brad
      September 5, 2012 | 10:23 pm

      Alex, It was GREAT talking to you at PAX you are a great guy that has a heart for games and teaching and as an educator and gamer myself I respect that. I was also excited to see you commenting on my blog post. Not many developers watch or care what bloggers think of their games much less take the time to personally comment! Not sure what happened to the videos, but I went in and redid the embed codes and they are working now.

      I am REALLY excited for the official launch. I was impressed with the proof of concept and am even more excited now that I have seen the PAX trailer. I am totally stoked to see what direction you take this project next!

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