Ethan Nicholas, a bedroom coder who created an iPhone game called iShoot, has raked in more than $600,000 in one month from Apples App Store.
Shoot’s a tank artillery game, and was launched in January. The title earned Nicholas $37,000 in its first day.
“I’m not going to be a millionaire in the next month, but I’d be shocked if it didn’t happen at the end of the year,” he said in a phone interview with Wired.
“If it weren’t for taxes I would be a millionaire right now.”
Nicholas is an engineer at Sun Microsystems, and after pulling an eight hour-shift he would come home and work on iShoot another eight hours. The self-taught coder held his one year-old son in one hand and coded with the other until the game was finished.
iShoot has been the number one iPhone app for 26 days straight.