A 14-year old who built his first website in third grade, has developed a game that is topping the free charts in the Apple store.
Robert Nay of Spanish Fork, Utah, an eighth-grader who spends
his free time helping others with computers, is the creator of
The physics simulator game allows players to use objects and gravity to
maneuver a ball through 21 levels using geometric pieces.
The app has become so popular that it has now surpassed Angry Birds Lite as the most
downloaded free game. In the past couple of weeks, the app has been
downloaded more than two million times.
After a suggestion from friends that he try his hand at programming his
own video game, Nay researched game design and development at the Spanish
Fork Public Library. He spent over a month writing more than 4,000 lines
of code, using Corona SDK tools from Ansca Mobile, to build the
smartphone app. The app is available for both Apple and Android devices.
The young programmer said that he is surprised by the game's success.
"I was pretty astonished," said Nay. "When I released it, I
didn't think it would do so well."
Nay has reportedly made plans to create virtual goods and in-app purchases, as
well as add more levels to "Bubble Ball".
The CEO of Nay Games also likes reading and playing the piano and trumpet
in his spare time.