Interview: 14-year-old coder Harry Moran talks about his latest game (video)

9 Jan 2013

Last year, Harry Moran from Cork became world famous as the world’s youngest Mac app developer when his first game PizzaBot overtook Angry Birds and Call of Duty in the App Charts. He’s back with a new game titled Robot Run!, which he will be demoing at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition this week.

More than a year ago, Harry began learning how to code at the first CoderDojo sessions in Cork.

As the CoderDojo movement began spreading its wings to become a global phenomenon, Harry hit the headlines after PizzaBot went to the top of the Mac app charts in Ireland, affirming his position as the world’s youngest Mac app developer at the age of just 12.

Now 14 and into his first year at secondary school, Harry this week received approval from Apple to place his latest game Robot Run! in the iOS App Store on iTunes.

Robot Run! is set in the not-too-distant future and is an epic puzzle that pitches a good robot against a faulty robot hell bent on wreaking havoc on the planet.

Harry tells John Kennedy all about it:

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years