‘Bubble Ball,’ Number-One Downloaded iPhone Game, Made by 14-Year-Old

January 20, 2011 Updated: September 29, 2015

[youtube]CpAoxFwos-Y[/youtube] Bubble Ball trailer."Bubble Ball," currently the most-downloaded free game for the iPhone, was made by a Utah eighth grader.

Robert Nay, 14, has been receiving a great deal of media attention in recent days for his ingenious game, which beat the ubiquitous "Angry Birds" game from Rovio Mobile that dominated the app charts for several months.

"I just wanted to make an iPhone app. I thought it would be cool. And I wanted to see if I could do it," Nay told Reuters. "I played games that were similar to it. I just took what I liked from different games, and, like, add my own stuff."

The puzzle game asks the user to guide a bouncing ball across the screen, using various shapes and objects.

"He spent countless hours working on it, and the final product includes more than 4,000 lines of code. He sent it to the Apple app store on December 22. It appeared for download at the app store December 29," his mother Kari Nay told the news agency.

According to ABC News, the game has been downloaded more than two millions times in the past two weeks. It got the number one spot last week.

Nay is a big fan of the iPod Touch and plays mandolin, trumpet, and piano, according to ABC.

"Bubble Ball" is also available for Android phones.