Joburg teen’s game a global hit

Joburg teen’s game a global hit

A South African teenager and self-taught game developer is reaping the rewards!

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Brandon Kynoch’s game, Torus, has been chosen as Game of the Day in 137 App Stores worldwide – quite the feat for a 16-year-old.


Torus had been downloaded 100 000 times during its first 24 hours on the App Store.


This teen, is clearly no ordinary 16-year-old, he runs his own indie game development studio, Graft Studios.

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He joined Martin Bester on the Breakfast show on Thursday.

Kynoch says he gained a huge interest in game development, programming and graphic design at the age of 11.


“Since then, I have taught myself absolutely everything that I know in this regard by using free learning resources on the internet and computer science books purchased online.”


As we celebrate Youth Month and Youth Day on Saturday, Martin wants to know what games did you love to play as a child?

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