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Bubble Ball Displaces Angry Birds as Top Free iOS Game

Wildly popular physics-based game Angry Birds, from the development house Rovio, has finally been knocked off the number one slot in the App Store. Knocked off, that is, by a 14 year old boy with his own compelling physics-based game.

Robert Nay, a 14 year old from Utah, designed his game Bubble Ball around a simple premise. You have to navigate the ball through a variety of obstacles using tools like ramps, levers, and other objects to act upon the ball and get it over, under, and around obstacles. Check out the video below to see it in action:

Want a copy? Hit up the link below to grab it, free, from the iTunes App Store.

Bubble Ball [iTunes via BBC Radio 5]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/21/11

Comments (6)

  1. Hatryst

    Really Shocking… Poor Angry birds. You still remain the top paid app, though :)

  2. Doctor

    lol who needs to pay for it ? >.>

  3. Grant

    I got this game and at first i couldn’t get past like level 3 because the “how to play” doesn’t mention that u can rotate blocks! Still can’t get that last level tho…

  4. David Levine

    I downloaded it last week and it’s pretty fun. It’s cool to think that it was designed by a 14 year old. He definitely has some talent considering he is self taught.

  5. John

    Cool Game.. But, while this particular version of this game may have been done by that person, the design of this game is far from new.. We have the game Gravity on the Wii that is essentially the same as this. It’s awesome that he put together this version.. but it’s not a ‘new’ idea or anything. (Then again, neither was Angry Birds.. I’ve played MANY similar type games (often with soldiers/castles/cannonballs).. others ideas made different.. ya know?

  6. C4

    Can somebdy create on Android?

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