Te Hiko Tākaro – Learn Game Development

Learn code & make video games! A digital technologies, curriculum aligned holiday programme for Aotearoa’s gifted learners from the Wairarapa.

Dates: Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th & Friday 17th April
Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Tutor: Dan Milward, Gamefroot
Venue: Masterton District Library, Masterton
Cost: $0


Course Information for Te Hiko Tākaro – Learn Game Development 

Course Tutor(s):  Dan Milward, Gamefroot

Purpose of the Course:

Over three days students design & develop their own Aotearoa themed video game. Students walk away having developed their own game and learned the coding skills worth 6 credits if they were done at school.

Day 1: Students learn game development basics and design their own game. Students start developing their own platformer video game (like Super Mario Bro’s but set in Aotearoa). 

Day 2: Students learn to upload their own content into their game and customise it. 

Day 3: Students publish their platformer game and start making an RPG adventure game also set in Aotearoa


Pre-requisites (if any):  Gifted and Talented Students Years 8 and above.

Please contact schools@reapwairarapa.nz for any further information you may require.