Mark’s relationship with Nigerians have since skyrocketed after the billionaire visited the country earlier this month. Yesterday, the billionaire founder of Facebook announced his discovery of a young Nigerian app developer named Olatayo Sobomehin who is behind a game named Spike Rush on the Apple Appstore.
Olatayo describes Spike Rush as “an infinite, side-scrolling game. You are in a magical forest where spikes are everywhere. At random times, the gravity reverses and you must live upside down. You have been given powers to help you learn to survive in this new land. You cannot let the spikes defeat you!”
Mark Zuckerberg wrote:
“This is Tayo. He’s 11 and he recently showed me a game he built called Spike Rush.
“I got my first computer when I was Tayo’s age, and just like him I started out coding games. I’ve always thought building simple games was the gateway to building more complex apps. My first games were simpler than Tayo’s, but no matter your level, there’s nothing like playing something you built yourself.
“Spike Rush is available in the iOS App Store. I’m looking forward to seeing what Tayo builds next!”