Remember the name Brandon Kynoch, because chances are you or your kids will be downloading and playing one of his mobile creations. The surge of the fourth largest entertainment industry globally, gaming, is the wave he’s riding with unusual ease.

At just 16 years, Brandon Kynoch seems set to be the next game-changer as within 24 hours of launch, his arcade style game Torus., hit one hundred thousand downloads on the Apple App Store. This mammoth achievement for a teen in the gaming world has catapulted his name and work to within Apple’s radar – prompting them to contact him for updates on his future endeavours.

“It’s no mean feat to get noticed on the app store – there are over 2-million apps that you need to be able to stand out from, with close on 800 000 of those being games. And to do this at just 16 is extraordinary.” – Konstantinos Tzingakis, Red Oxygen game studio CEO. 

With his love for the creative revealing itself through both traditional and digital art forms, this passion soon merged with his aptitude for mathematics, turning to coding apps and mini-games, just for fun. Brandon soon realised that his creations could prove more viable than expected as his first foray into the field of mobile games returned positive results. By injecting his next attempt with much of what he had learnt from the gains and losses of his first mobile game, Blast, his second game Torus., was born – his adolescent magnum opus. Apple are now taking a keen interest in his career and future game developments, which is a feat in itself in the highly competitive world of mobile gaming.

Carte Blanche meets this young game maker and now owner of his own game design studio this Sunday at 7pm on M-Net, DStv channel 101.

> Watch the trailer here.

Producer: Sophia Phirippides
Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli

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