Mayor on the run for Gigatown

Last updated 11:26 06/08/2014
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ON THE RUN: A screenshot from Porirua's Gigatown game, where mayor Nick Leggett runs from zombies.

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Porirua mayor Nick Leggett is running for the #gigatownporirua cause again – this time, from zombies.

A new online game which sees a cartoon version of the mayor run through Porirua trying to connect the city to ultrafast broadband before zombies are released has been launched by Porirua City Council.

It is a further effort from the city to win Chorus’s Gigatown competition, which would see the city with the most points become the first to get ultrafast broadband. The winner will be announced in November after more than a year’s competition.

The game features local businesses along the route, and Leggett gets extra lives by collecting Whittaker’s chocolate bars along the way.

Porirua City Council economic development manager Chris Lipscombe’s hot tip is that the local businesses featured can provide shelter from the zombie onslaught.

“It’s quite addictive and if players tweet their scores, we win more points for Gigatown Porirua.”

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