9-Year-Old Develops Treehouse Wars! App

From the Upstart Business Journal post:

“Jefferson Johnson might not know code—or reach the kitchen cabinets for that matter—but that didn’t stop him from creating an iPhone app. At the age of 9. Using a noncoding game design platform, he developed a game called Treehouse Wars! where players defend their treehouse from being attacked by aliens with weapons ranging from speedy frisbees to water balloons. After six months of work, the youngster, now 10, released his game on iTunes’ App Store. Since that launch July 18, Treehouse Wars! has been downloaded more than 3,000 times in about 25 countries. But like any grizzled exec, he wasn’t satisfied. Jefferson also decided to launch a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign with the marketing help and vast network of his dad, serial technology entrepreneur Bryan Johnson, to pay for his computer programming tutoring and create an upgraded version of the game, with extra treehouse protection, for 99 cents. Within 24 hours, Jefferson reached his $1,000 funding goal.”

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