The development studio behind Paper Glider (the 10 billionth app downloaded from Apple’s iTunes App Store) has gone on record to comment on the “stupidly good news” they received from Cupertino on January 22nd - the day Apple hit the 10 billion downloads milestone.
readers should well know by now, the 10 billionth application
downloaded from the iOS App Store was Paper Glider, a free game that has players flicking a paper plane with their finger to try and get it out of the office window while avoiding ceiling fans.
Once the paper plane is out of the window, players need to fly it as far as they can by using their limited amount of wind boosts.
We downloaded it and gave it a quick spin (admittedly, only when we learned of its existence via Apple’s big announcement), and we found it extremely simple and fun to pick up and play.
And so did the daughters of Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, UK, who had downloaded the app on Saturday, just in the neck of time to stop Apple’s countdown timer.
For their “feat”, the family won themselves a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card to spend on… well, downloading more apps, from what we’ve heard
Paper Glider is, indeed, one of those games that makes headlines over night for its intuitiveness and neat graphics, yet didn’t have the chance to do so because of more action-packed titles like Angry Birds and such.
Well, apparently it did
make the headlines, and for much more than just nice graphics and gameplay - it actually became Apple’s 10 Billionth download
Now, the managing director of Neon Play, the development studio behind Paper Glider, has gone on record to issue a response to the news.
According the folks at Neon Play, once he'd picked himself up off the floor, Christie commented:
"We've been eagerly discussing the 10 billion app countdown in our game studio, so when I got a call from Apple Cupertino saying they had some ‘good news’, I thought they might tell us they were featuring one of our apps on the App Store.”
“So when they said that Neon Play's Paper Glider was the 10 billionth app, I was completely and utterly dumbstruck,” Oli said.
“It's a great piece of news for the whole Neon Play team. Paper Glider is currently the number one app in the UK, so this is a double piece of great news for our studio," he concluded.
Based in Cirencester, Glos, United Kingdom, Neon Play Ltd is a privately held mobile games studio founded by none other than Oli Christie.
The team at Neon Play has quite some experience
with game development, but only just a few iPhone apps in its portfolio for now. Still, we encourage you to check them all out right here