The Bubble Ball Game is the biggest success of Apple's App Store today with more than one million downloads in two weeks (up to record 400 000 downloads in a single day), taking the consecrated Angry Birds of the top-ranked applications most downloaded on Apple's online store.
What few know is that this game was developed by Robert Nay, a U.S. just 14 years old who programmed all (taught himself the programming language known as "Moon" in tutorials on the internet) and had only his mother's help in developing of graphics, drawing some maps, and to make it available on the App Store. A curious detail is that while Robert created the Bubble Ball alone in his room, Angry Birds took 17 engineers working in its creation.
The game features 21 stages where you must use the physics concepts such as notions of gravity and space, to move the objects so that the ball can slide to the final destination, and obviously, the challenge gets bigger with each level. It's simple and fun, and probably for this reason it becomes so addictive, because despite its simplicity, requires creativity to find solutions and take the ball to the end of each level.
Robert Nay's example shows us that creativity has no age limit, nor require large sums of money or fancy structures. He needed only a good idea and wanted to put it into practice.