Torus - South African high school prodigy's game tops Apple app charts
He is not even out of high school yet, but Brandon Kynoch’s mobile game Torus is racking up impressive numbers in the app world.
The 16-year-old game developer from Johannesburg released the game to 100 000 downloads in its first day alone in global Apple app stores.
Kynoch told Fin24 on Monday that his journey as a game developer began five years ago.
"I first started at the age of 11 and I have always been artistic. I started with graphics design and digital arts, but I later moved into game development. I did this for a few years, focusing on pure gaming developments, and got my renders published in magazines in London," said Kynoch.
Kynoch taught himself how to programme and design the game. The success of Torus may seem sudden, but the game was not Kynoch's first project of this kind. "Kynoch's success with Torus follows on the breakthrough of his first game called Blast, which he developed just under two years before working on Torus," the statement said.
The mobile action game is free to download from Apple's App Store, where it has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
|SA high school prodigy's game tops Apple app charts
The 16-year-old game developer from Johannesburg released his game Torus to 100 000 downloads in its first day.