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About Koi Digital

We are a Māori-owned entertainment and technology company based in Rotorua, NZ.

Our work is based around innovative collaboration between experts from diverse fields – spanning history, culture, traditional arts, technology, business and design.

We are passionate about Te Ao Māori, and the opportunity to create social change by bringing indigenous concepts and narratives to popular culture.

 
 
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FLAGSHIP PROJECT:

Titans of Aotearoa

Titans of Aotearoa (T.O.A) brings a world of Māori heroes and mythology to audiences in Aotearoa and around the world, beginning with an exciting console video game series.

The first T.O.A. release is an action-adventure console video game – set in Te-Moana-nui-a-kiwa during the Pacific migration era, with gameplay from the perspective of fictional lead character Toa.

To kick off the T.O.A. world we collaborated with a hugely talented team of artists to create a 3-part sizzle reel, introducing characters and settings based around different poignant moments in Polynesian history, myth and legend.

 
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The first official release for Titans Of Aotearoa (T.O.A) Sizzle Reel trailer. T.O.A is a 3rd person Action/Adventure game in development from Koi Digital Ltd (NZ). Co-produced with our creative collaborators Weta Workshop (NZ). Lead Concept Artist - Gus Hunter, Concept Artist - Dane Madgwick, Animation - Chris Williamson.
The second act of the official T.O.A. trailer. Co-created with the extremely talented team at Weta Workshop, Whitenoise, Park Road Post and Koi Digital Ltd (NZ). Stay tuned for the final act for Titans Of Aotearoa to be released soon.
The final act of our Titans Of Aotearoa trailer. Released on 11th Nov, the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Armistice agreement that officially ended WW1. Aotearoa/NZ's small country sent a significant contribution to this war. It included a unique battalion of Māori and Pacifica soldiers called the Native/Māori contingent.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Our Team

 
 
 
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Rio Hemopo-Hunuki

FOUNDER, CEO

Ngati Tuwharetoa, Te Arawa, Tuhoe, Niuē

Rio has over 20 years of experience as a leading creative in NZ’s music and entertainment sector – publishing award-winning original music and performing internationally. He is the lead vision-holder for Koi Digital’s Titans of Aotearoa original IP.

EMAIL: RIO@KOIDIGITAL.IO

 
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Kristy Mayes

CO-FOUNDER, COO

NZ Pākehā – of Celtic, German, and Portuguese descent

Previously lead designer for Te Ara – Encyclopedia of New Zealand at Ministry for Culture and Heritage / Manatū Taonga, Kristy is a multi-disciplinary creative with 20 years of design and tech experience in NZ’s cultural sector.

EMAIL: KRISTY@KOIDIGITAL.IO

 
 
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Contact us

 
 
 

Our office:

Rotorua Bay of Plenty 3010
Aotearoa New Zealand

 
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Ko te pae tawhiti, whāia kia tata; ko te pae tata, whakamaua kia tīna.
Seek out distant horizons, and cherish those you attain.