Here’s Spacepants, the game designed by a 12-year-old who didn’t like going to school

A 12-year-old child named Sam has created Spacepants, a mobile game applauded by The Guardian, the creator of Thomas Was Alone and more.

Advertised as a game by “a 12-year-old who makes games instead of going to school”, be assured that Sam has been home-schooled since the age of 9.

“School just didn’t work for me,” he said. “I’ve learned much more through game development than I ever could in the classroom. I couldn’t be happier to see so many people play and enjoy Spacepants, and I’m thrilled to bring it to Android devices.”

Spacepants was named one of the “Best Apps of the Week” in The Guardian upon its release.

“Spacepants are the future of trousers,” Sam said. “In the game they give our hero, Guy, the ability to walk up walls and along ceilings. But when his Spacepants malfunction and cannot be stopped, Guy’s survival skills will be tested to the limit. And beyond. And, incredibly, beyond even that.”

Spacepants was recently released on the Google Play Store in addition to its Apple App Store availability. The game is $0.99 AUD on Google Play and $1.99 AUD on the App Store.


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Steve's the owner of this very site and an active games journalist for the past ten years. He's a Canadian-Australian gay gaming geek, ice hockey player and fan. Husband to Matt and cat dad to Wally and Quinn.


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