Josh Blazer is not a full-time developer, just someone who loves kayaking and does a little programming on the side for fun. His coding brainchild, “Extreme Sports Kayaking” was just approved and released for sale on Apple’s iTunes Store.

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The current assistant vice president and regional director of IT for the Art Institutes said he started teaching computer animation for the school 15 years ago, and has worked with a few game companies over the years.

“I hadn’t really done any programming since out of high school 20 years ago. Shortly after the iPhone came out, I learned Objective C in about a month and developed my first iPhone game in a few weekends,” says Blazer, who spends weekends paddling lakes in rivers in the Seattle area. “I noticed there were no paddling games up on the App Store, so I thought I’d give a 3D kayaking title a shot.”