Stand Tall

There are bills to pay, food and travel to budget for, plus loads of fun things to spend your money on. Get it right and your happiness will soar, but spend too much and you’ll have a financial headache. Available to play now!
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Stand Tall is a free budgeting game that teaches you how to manage your money. Choose where to focus your finances and learn how to live independently.

The first level of the game was tested at a workshop in Auckland.

The game is available now to play online or download from Google Play or the Apple App Store.

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Create your avatar

Create your own avatar by selecting the features that better reflect your face, hair, clothes and overall vibe.

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Track your money

Keep track of your money and budget for food for your flat, going out with friends and paying for the rent.

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Real life scenarios

Participate in real life scenarios where you can make decisions and budget for any upcoming events that might arise.

From a board game to an online game...

Stand Tall was presented and tested at a workshop as a board game before it was developed into an online game. The participants came together to test different aspects on what is involved with living independently from budgeting, paying bills, saving money, organising events for friends and many other things.

Once the board game was finalised the online prototype of the game was developed and tested amongst the same participants. Watch the video to see more about the workshop.


April 2024 - Hi-Tech Awards finalist.

November 2023 – Presented at the LIANZA Conference in Christchurch.

October 2023 – Attended the uLearn Conference in Auckland.

August 2023 - Complete game including levels three and four launched.

July 2023 – Attended the Next Steps Expo in Christchurch and the NZDSN Conference in Wellington.

December 2022 - Stand Tall official launch celebration (levels one and two) in Auckland.

November 2022 - Full level one and two scenario game launched on Web, Google play store and Apple app store.

September 2022 - Level one test workshop in Auckland which was held to get feedback on the current developments of the game. Beta releases updated.

August 2022 - The first beta release of the stand tall game is available to play. The current scenarios are tutorial based which focuses on showing the player the different aspects of the game. More scenarios are being developed and the Android version of the game will be available later in the year.


Where can I find the game?

You can play online or download from Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Is my privacy safe?

We respect your privacy and have developed a comprehensive privacy policy to protect you while playing the game.

How can I provide feedback on the game?

If you have any questions or feedback relating to the game please contact us by emailing

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