John Carmack’s nine-year-old son made a game, go play it

By Sherif Saed
18 August 2014 20:10 GMT

Legendary developer John Carmack has a son named Ryan. Ryan is nine years old, and he just made a game in Unity.

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The game is called Angry Face, and it’s his interpretation of Pong.

“My name is Ryan and I’m 9 years old. I enjoy video games a lot so I made one. I feel nervous about my game… it’s rather simple. It’s called Angry Face! This is my version of Pong. I wrote the game but my 4 year old brother helped me with sound and testing.

“This is the very first game that I’ve created and I want to make more in the future. I hope I get a good response and that everyone likes it,” said Ryan on his blog.

The game has two difficulty modes: Grandma Mode and Pro Mode, the first is designed to make the game slower, as per a request from his grandmother, and the latter is for, well, the pros.

Unity looks to be the easiest way to break into the industry, if you have the patience to learn a few tricks. No wonder almost everyone’s using it to make games.

Just think about that for a minute, a nine year old has designed a game using Unity, complete with sound effects and two difficulty modes.

Finally, you can go through here to play the game. You’ll need to install the Unity web player if you don’t have it.

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