Chances are, you’ve heard of the hugely popular Fortnite game. If you didn’t, it was released in 2017 by a Cary company. It’s free and now has over 200 million registered users.
Those who play it tend to play it often.
âMostly every day,â said Dylan Luffman, barely looking up from his controller.
âWe have parties where everyone was playing Fortnite,â said Eric Luffman, owner of a video game salon called Gamesturz in Raleigh.
So it was a really good business decision when a kid named Danny P decided to write a rap about the game. He calls it “Fortnite Anthem”.
“I noticed there was no song about it, so I recorded the song with my stepdad, it took about six hours,” said Danny P, whose parents would like to keep his family name and age private due to his fame on the Internet.
The Fortnite Anthem YouTube video now has over 4 million views.
âI didn’t expect it to get 4 million views,â said Danny P. âI just made the song for fun.â
It was more than fun for the Triangle kid. He earns nearly $ 1,500 per month from his creation. The money comes from clicks and downloads and people wanting to use his song for their own videos.
âIt’s pretty fun,â he said. “I’ll just save all the money.”
Not bad for a youngster who just wanted to find a way to pay homage to his favorite game. He is currently working on another song on a different video game which he hopes to become a success as well.