IN THIS WORLD OF OUR ANCESTORS

Learning and playing are fundemental human experiences that our ancestors cherished and developed, along with connected values that we use today to nurture and support our people and communities.

Kaitiakitanga

Caring for our world

Our ancestors observed and grew deep connections with the world around them.

Whanaungatanga

Caring for our people

Our ancestors nurtured relationships and cultures that planted them securely in their worlds.

Mātauranga

Understanding our world

Our ancestors wove knowledge and learning throughout their art, language and cultures.

Tinorangatiratanga

Understanding ourselves

Our ancestors grew strong identities in an unfolding world, exploring, innovating, and flourishing.

OUR WORK

Piki Studios works across several areas of learning, training and game development. Check out our work and reach out to us if you would like support to develop your own amazing resources!

Learning Resources

We create engaging learning resources that are ready to be used in our homes, classrooms and other learning spaces.

Minecraft Worlds

As an Official Minecraft Partner and Minecraft Mentor we create amazing worlds for teaching, learning and play.

Classroom Tools

We build tools that help learners achieve their goals while removing as many barriers from the journey as possible.

Events and Training

Events and training in cultural competency and tech fluency, for educators and learners alike, is something we love to do

OUR TEAM

Piki Studios is a dedicated team of creators, learners and educators from all over the world. We think learning with games is serious fun and we are excited to share our journey with the world.

Whetu Paitai
Creative Director

Milosz Kulesza
Game Designer

Zac Jackson
Artist

William Savage
Developer

OUR EXPERIENCE

Discovering Minecraft

2010 - 2013

In 2010 we learnt of a fun new game called Minecraft and our game based learning adventure began..

Digging Around

2014 - 2015

We created unique indigenous resources for our families and community for Java and Minecraft Education Edition.

Block by Block

2016 - 2018

We developed ideas and worlds for schools, and joined the Minecraft Education Community as a Minecraft Mentor.

Finding Diamonds

2019 - 2020

We released Ngā Motu, won a Ngā Tohu Reo Māori Language award, and became an Official Minecraft Partner.

Building the Future

2021 - the future

We are producing resources and worlds for communities around the world, working with teachers and communities to encourage game based learning, producing content in the Minecraft Marketplace, and working with Mojang to produce the first indigenous Official Featured Server - Lore.

Ngā Tohu Reo Māori

Piki Studios won the 2019 Ngā Tohu Reo Māori award for Open Education for our work developing Ngā Motu. We attended the awards night with our friends Anne Taylor (Microsoft) and Hemi Kelly who were both instrumental in the development of the project.

Official Minecraft Partner

Piki Studios is an Official Minecraft Partner, releasing worlds in the Marketplace. We have also been working with Mojang to develop protections for indigenous intellectual property, and building a new indigenous Official Featured Server.

Official Minecraft Mentor

Whetu Paitai is an Official Minecraft Mentor supporting our Minecraft Education Edition community. Being a Mentor has been rewarding at a local and global level. Minecraft will be a part of many learning journeys that we are focused on supporting.

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