Game Developer Creates App Inspired By His Young Daughters

Melissa Knowles

When it comes to keeping children happy and entertained, there's almost no limit to what some parents will do. Doug Smith, a game developer and father of two young daughters, is no exception.

Smith started creating a new iOS video game, and he decided to make it just how he thought his 1-year-old and 3-year-old daughters would like it.

In a posting to Reddit, Smith explained that he wanted to create the game, ChuggaBugga so that both of his daughters would be able to play it. The idea for the theme of the game came from Smith's 3-year-old, who loves both trains and bugs. She even sketched her ideas of what the bugs for the game's characters should look like.

ChuggaBugga is now available to purchase in the iTunes App store. Smith said, "It was a blast to make this game, and [he hopes] it puts smiles on little faces everywhere." Smith may be on to something, because some commenters on iTunes are praising the game. One person wrote, "This app was the best one I have purchased for my girls. I have 3 girls ranging in age and it's one of the few games that span the ages and engages them all!"

Smith said that if ChuggaBugga proves to be a success, he will continue making more games like it in the future.

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