12 year old develops iPhone game..helps Breast Cancer Research
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12 year old develops iPhone game..helps Breast Cancer Research

Last year 12 year old Brooklyn, was bored with the games she was playing on her father’s iPhone so her father challenged her to come up with a better game. She dreamed up the concept of  a game where you could design your own giggling animal friend and then play with it online..she developed drawings and tested her ideas on her friends and finally Giggle Bear was born. This is Brooklyn’s story.

Brooklyn’s father a Fort Wayne, Indiana physician was so impressed with Brooklyn’s work he decided to back the project. So, with the help of Agile Poet, LLC, an Austin, Texas-based interactive developer Giggle Bear went into production last September. The result is the fun game you see in this video.

During the development process Brooklyn’s mother Marsha was diagnosed with breast cancer so it was decided to donate money for every download of the game towards breast cancer research. Once the game hits 500,000 downloads The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer® will recieve a total of $50,000. Not a bad feat for a now 13 year old entrepreneur.

Giggle Bear is available on the Apple App Store for $2.99 but, as an introductory special is on sale for $1.99 for a limited time. It’s a cute game that I think most tweens will love.

Bob Benedetti

<p>Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal</p>

  • Daddy2011

    Fun game my girls love playing the memory game…

    June 17, 2011 at 9:24 am Reply
  • Shelly

    My kids are thrilled with the game. Giggle Bear is awesome and so are you Brooklyn!

    June 17, 2011 at 9:35 am Reply
  • Jenna

    Very creative game! My daughter and I enjoy playing the simon says game together!

    June 23, 2011 at 4:26 pm Reply

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