14-Year-Old’s Game Tops Free List at App Store

A game coded by a 14-year-old has hit the top of the list of free titles at the App Store, knocking the free version of Rovio’s popular Angry Birds off its perch. Bubble Ball, a physics puzzler, has seen over three million downloads, according to the International Business Times (IBT).

The developer, Robert Nay of Utah, created the game with his mother, Kari. Mom did the design work while Robert handled the coding; he has been delving into programming for the past six years.

The App Store currently has over 300,000 free and paid apps available, compared to its closest competitor, the Android Market, which has hit the 100,000 mark. IBT noted that Gartner expects mobile gaming revenue to jump 19 percent in 2011, from US$5.6 billion last year.

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