Future looks bright for Sam

QUICK ON THE DRAW: Sam McGarry has launched a new puzzle game for mobile phones using skills he learnt at Great Cornard Upper School.
QUICK ON THE DRAW: Sam McGarry has launched a new puzzle game for mobile phones using skills he learnt at Great Cornard Upper School.
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AN addictive new game for phones has been launched by a Great Cornard Upper School student with a bright future ahead of him.

Sam McGarry, 18, from Bures Road in Great Cornard, created his puzzle game Draw Ball late last year and has released it for download on Android and iPhone through his development company Dual Studios.

The free version, Draw Ball Lite, has had 5,000 downloads and the paid-for edition is nearing 500, earning Sam a profit of £150.

“I first learned about the software in school as we did some animation with it in ICT at GCSE,” said Sam.

“I started to make games outside of school and came back to my ICT teacher Jason Partrick for feedback and it just went from there.”

Sam now helps out with ICT lessons at the school while studying A-levels in maths, further maths, physics and art.

“I’ve got another puzzle game I’m working on at the moment,” added Sam, who hopes to go to university to study computer science.