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New Mobile Game Set in the Quad Cities

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Tha Come Up Android app
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William Ellis, Views in Motion

A local app developer has just released a new game based in the Quad Cities.

Michelle O'Neill reports the mobile app is called, Tha Come Up and features local people and places.

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Credit Tha Come Up Android app / William Ellis, Views in Motion
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William Ellis, Views in Motion
Screenshot from the game with Centennial Bridge in the background

William Ellis, of Moline, worked on Tha Come Up for three years before making it available on Google Play last month. He created the free game to highlight his love of music, games, and the Quad Cities hip-hop scene.

Ellis taught himself how to develop the mobile app and says Tha Come Up is similar to Mario Brothers. Tha Come Up's music is also original, composed by Shawn Mac.

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Credit submitted / William Ellis
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William Ellis
William Ellis, developer/creator of Tha Come Up

You can follow Ellis on Instagram, username views_in_motion. And Tha Come Up is available on Google Play.