Gendai Games, the creators of Game Salad, which gave the inexperienced home developer the tools to create their own iPhone and iPad games has announced the success of a number of their apps which were downloaded during the weekends iPad rush. Out of the top 100 paid apps sold, 13 titles were developed by the community of Indie developers:
#47 Picture Hunter HD by Stacey Bennett
#51 Doodle Cannon HD by Steve Hoffman
#57 Tumble Blocks HD by Stacey Bennett
#60 Go Ladybug, GO! by James Fletcher
#62 Battle Pong by Kyle Sanderson
#65 Red Block Remover 2 HD by Stacey Bennett
#74 Jumpo! HD by olsonvox
#79 Adrenaline Arcade by Beansprites LLC
#84 Magic Van Ride HD by James Fletcher
#88 Tru3d Doodle Pad HD by James Fletcher
#89 Kid Music Wonder by Beansprites LLC
#90 Wacky Circus Pinball HD by DeMentid Apps
#94 Endless Apples 2 by Beansprites LLC
Game Salad opened up a whole community of developers working from their living room. The app boasts drag-and-drop features to help anyone develop and publish their own games over multiple platforms and social networking sites. It seems great for the beginner or artist who's still getting the knack of programming.
Here are some screenshots of a few of the iPad releases; Picture Hunter HD, Doodle Cannon HD and Adrenaline Arcade.