14-year-old creates hugely popular iPhone game

This boy has a good future lined up

Step aside, Angry Birds - you ain't so big anymore! Well, neither is this fellow, but his game certainly is. 14-year-old Robert Nay is the creator of the latest iPhone game that is taking the mobile community by storm.

He looks like a normal eighth grader, but don't tell that to the team of professionals that created Angry Birds. Their game has just been overtaken by Nay's Bubble Ball (granted, it's free).

The game's concept is to move a ball from one side of the screen to the other, via the iPhone's accelerometer controls, while avoiding various obstacles. It's been getting rave reviews, and it has soared to the first spot on Apple's App Store. Although, as we mentioned, it is a free download, so Nay isn't becoming a teenage millionaire. Yet.

It makes all of us here take a step back and remember what we were doing at the age of 14. I think I was eating glue or something.


Above: Robert Nay pictured next to his mom

Our hats are off to the young Robert Nay. We just hope EA doesn't try to swoop in and buy him.

[Source: MSNBC]

Jan 18, 2011

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