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Twelve-Year-Old Programmers Help Fuel IPhone Game Frenzy: Tech

Alex Foyt is already a veteran of creating online games at the age of 12, boasting 98 titles in six years, including a survival challenge that involves dodging carrots and chickens falling from the sky.

The secret to Foyt’s game-making prowess: He learned coding with a programming language called Lua, which relies on easy-to-understand syntax, before he went on to master more advanced software-development tools.