The long lasting game AngryBirds has finally been upstaged, and the current chart topping game is called Bubble Ball. A 14 year old boy called Robert Nay, a resident of Utah, USA, made Bubble Ball. Robert Nay started working with another development framework, but finally realised that the flexibility and ease of use provided by Corona SDK allowed him more freedom to create the fun mobile games he wanted to.
Apple approved the game only two weeks ago, and since then BubbleBall has been steadily climbing popularity charts. It was declared app of the week by Corona SDK on January 9 and grabbed the number one spot on January 13. The app has been downloaded 1.5 million times, and was downloaded 400,000 times on Thursday alone.
The gamers have a simple mission in Bubble Ball, to guide the ball from one point to another, using different tools. The level of difficulty increases gradually through 21 levels of the game. The mission appears a simple one, especially in the earlier levels, but things soon become difficult. However, the game is addictive.
Bubble Ball has been launched by Nay Games, a production company founded by Robert Nay with some assistance from his mother Kari. He worked for about one and a half months to write the code for Bubble Ball, and is said to have created his first website in third grade. Bubble Ball is also available for Android. Robert Nay is now planning to create another app, though the details about it are not known.