The game is graphically simple, but that has nothing to do with its being fun (or not). In Bubble Ball, players try to move a ball across the screen using objects such as a stick or a triangle. The objects are wood or metal, and exhibit differing properties based on their material.
To code the game, the eighth-grader used Corona tools from Ansca Mobile. Corona uses Lua as a programming language, and allows programs to be written once for both iOS and Android devices. Bubble Ball hasn't taken off on Android, but that may change with all this publicity (note that there are two Bubble Balls in the Android Market, but look for the one by Nay Games).
Nay plans to add more levels to the free game and eventually add in-app purchases (to actually make some money). His mother, Kari, helped her son by designing most of the game levels. She also handles things such as submitting the apps to the App Store and Android Market. She said, “I do the grown-up stuff for him."
Watch a trailer below.