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14-year-old developer wins Apple Arcade game

Let me change the saying ?Who sees man, doesn't see heart? for ?Who v app, no v developer?. This is the story of Sprice campbell, a 14 year old American who developed the game Operator 41, available on Apple Arcade. D to believe it?

Campbell told in an interview for the VICE how he struggled to learn programming when he was just 8 years old. At 12, he won a BAFTA Games Awards for the game. CyberPNK; things progressed further when he received a scholarship to attend the WWDC19 last June, giving him the opportunity to send Operator 41 to Apple.

When I saw the Apple Arcade announcement in March, I dropped everything and decided to build a whole new game. I thought the games that would really fit into the Apple Arcade would probably be designed from scratch, so I created a spy game that would work across all service platforms.

Even at a young age (and his relatively short time in the development world), Campbell has already discovered what App Store developers have been saying in recent years: they simply can't make money selling apps and games, as seen in making of from Operator 41.

The advantage of the App Store is that anyone, such as a 14-year-old boy, can simply publish their own game, and I love having the creative control and how fast I can make it available (new features) to my players. The downside that, in today's App Store, people expect games to be free and every design I make should be monetized, which made it difficult to implement the diversity of ideas I had.

Operator 41 is now available on Apple Arcade, remembering that you need a subscription of $ 10 per month to access the service.

Crossy road castle

While some celebrate the publication of their games on Apple Arcade, others are eager to debut their titles there. This is the case of Hipster Whale, developer of hit Crossy Road, which expand the popular franchise with the introduction of a new game called Crossy road castle which will reach the service of Apple later this year.

The news was announced today through a game trailer, which features gameplay in the franchise's main title style. Check out:

Crossy Road is available on multiple platforms, but given Apple Arcade's exclusive restrictions, the future Crossy Road Castle will be available only to iGadgets and therefore not reach Android.

Xbox Wireless Control on the Apple Store

Now that players can connect the Xbox Wireless Control iPhone / iPad and Apple TV to play their favorite titles, Ma made a deal with Microsoft to sell the joystick from your console on the American Apple Store.

So far, the company sold only a few third-party controls in its online store, but it had not directly distributed options from manufacturers such as Microsoft.

Not just a control. It's your sword that kills the enemy, your pitcher's golden arm, your lava rescue. Play in Apple Arcade with your favorite control. Here's how to pair an Xbox Wireless Controller to your Apple TV, iPad, or iPhone: apple.co/30Ks2Tr

Remember that you can also connect DualShock 4 (from PlayStation 4) to iOS devices and Apple TV; Apple, however, has not (yet?) started selling this accessory on its site. Xbox Wireless Controller is available from $ 60 at the Apple Store.

via iMore, 9to5Mac, MacRumors