Invader War, the arcade game developed by (now) 10-year-old programming prodigy Lim Ding Wen has been given approval by Apple but you won't be able to download it unless you have an account with Apple's US App Store.
The app was approved on Wednesday and made available in the US that day. However it has yet to reach the Singapore App Store, even after two days.
The delay in propagating Invader War to the different app stores around the world is more evidence that Apple is struggling to handle the explosive growth of apps. The company's most recent count put the total number of apps at 85,000, a number which is most certainly outdated by now.
This is Ding Wen's second iPhone app. His first was Doodle Kids, which made news globally when he became known as the world's youngest iPhone developer.
In related news, Doodle War, an arcade game developed by Ding Wen's father has also been given the green light. Doodle War uses graphics created by the boy's 5-year-old sister Xin Quan.
Doodle War is a simplified port of a game was originally written in Java for the Android platform. According to Lim Thye Chean, the boy's father, he wrote the Java game to inspire his son but also to ensure that his son could not simply copy the code.
Naturally, Doodle War is not yet in the Singapore App Store either.
Update: 1.20pm, 17 Oct 2009: After a three-day wait, both apps are now in the app store, thanks (most probably) to a neat trick suggested by Willson Cuaca of Xsago. Download Invader War and Doodle War here.