Christchurch teens develop video games for NCEA, set to be released on giant outdoor arcade

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Video games created by Christchurch high school students are about to be released on the country's first giant outdoor arcade gaming system.

Video games created by Christchurch students are about to be released on the country's first giant outdoor arcade gaming system.
Source: 1 NEWS

Burnside High School is one of three schools designing and developing games for the Super Street Arcade in the city.

Teams have worked on their projects since March for NCEA credits, and been have mentored by developers who make games for Disney.

"They've got the choice of about 24 credits with NCEA Level Two and Three that these guys could have picked from," teacher Steven Rodkiss told 1 NEWS.

Tonight several games from all three schools will be released to rotate over the school holidays on the street arcade, where the public can just walk up and play.

The arcade game has been out for nearly 10 months now and is one of 90 projects around the city designed to fill in public spaces to make Christchurch more vibrant and interactive again.

It's run by Gap Filler, a charity that's also behind the city's outdoor dance floor, and a parking meter that spits out free tickets to local events.

So far the arcade game has been a big hit with locals, having been played 125,000 times since it launched. 

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