Co[de] Create Launch


On Wednesday 27th September Co[de] Create launched at the Super Street Arcade Game on Tuam Street where the students from Papanui, Burnside and Lincoln High School were acknowledged and celebrated for their success in creating seven amazing games. 

Over the last 8 months six PHS year 12 and 13 students have been working in Digital Technologies to create a game for the Super Street Arcade Game by Gap Filler as part of Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC).

A huge congratulations to our students Joe Harvey, Tom Enright, Mitchell Freeman, Nikolas Loeffen, Aaron Briggs and Thomas Were! They have all worked very hard to see their initial ideas through to completion and along the way taken on feedback from a wide variety to make sure their games met the requirements and are fun to play. 
The three Papanui High School games are:
  • The Last Kiwi by Joe Harvey & Tom Enright
  • Restart Runner by Mitchell Freeman & Nikolas Loeffen
  • Bug Invasion by Aaron Briggs & Thomas Were
The seven games will be live for a couple of days each over the school holidays so pop into town and have a go. If you follow Gap Filler, Super Street Arcade and PHS Facebook pages and Instagram account gapfillerchch you will get the alerts to say which game is live and who is next. 
Also a big thank you to Sally Airey at Gap Filler for the opportunity, CerebralFix who supported the students and gave them invaluable feedback from the conceptual design presentation afternoon to testing online and onsite, Ben Hollows (a student at BHS) for creating the website where you can play the games and the other two teachers involved, Steve Rodkiss (BHS) and Ruth Davey (LHS), for their collaboration and support throughout the project.
It was said that at the start of this project Gap Filler hoped they would get one game from students that was suitable to be played so to get seven is a huge success! 
If you can't make it into town you can also play the games online at