85-Year-Old Developer Launches His First iOS App

85-Year-Old Developer Launches His First iOS App

There’s a new word game on the scene for iPhone and iPad. Called Dabble, the game is unique in both design and gameplay. But the game itself isn’t the most interesting part of the story, it’s the developer, 85-year-old man George Weiss.

It’s not every day that an octogenarian enters the app development scene, and, as AppAdvice reports, Weiss has managed to invent a game that is both unique and challenging – perhaps one of the most challenging new word games on the App Store today!

Weiss has already gathered a number of awards for his work, won a number of awards for this achievement, including Dr. Toy’s Ten Best Games Award, the Oppenheim Platinum Award, Play Advances Language Award, and the Parents’ Choice Gold Award. The game has also been named the 2011 Word Game of the Year by Creative Child Magazine.

AppAdvice describes the game as follows:

…you’re presented with 20 letter tiles arranged into five rows. There are two tiles in the top row, three in the second, four in the third, five in the fourth, and sixth in the bottom. Why? They are ordered in such a manner because the object of the game is to come up with five words using the 20 letters as quickly as you can, and the number of letters in any formed word should correspond to the number of letters in a row on the screen. In other words, you must be able to form a two-letter word, a three-letter word, a four-letter word, a five-letter word and a six-letter word.

Having played the game myself, I can report that it’s actually extremely fun, and I highly recommend downloading it, even if only to pay props to the 85-year-old developer that made it a reality (free, App Store link)!