Code Hunting Games and the @treasurehuntbot have been developed at the University of Urbino, by faculty members of the course in Applied Computer Science, for the CodeMOOC course.

The source code of the bot is hosted on GitHub and released under the MIT License.

Code Hunting Games has been used in several large-scale games, including coding-related events in Urbino (with 200–300 participants) and an international multi-game event during CodeWeek 2017 with 22 parallel treasure hunts and a total of over 1000 participants.