You remember the brothers Marsh, right? They’re the two dudes behind NimbleBit of Tiny Tower [Free] fame? We chatted with them on our podcast? Glad we’re on level because the dynamic duo was recently in the news for doing something other than making a wildly successful free-to-play game. In a heartwarming move, the Marshes gifted 35 iPad 2s and a bunch of “other equipment” totaling more than $30,000 to a small school in City Heights. Undoubtedly, this’ll go a long way in improving the school’s technology education and teaching in general. Also, it makes us go “Awww.”

The reason? The school’s principal was the duo’s technology and business teacher at their old high school. In a statement to Sign On San Diego, Ian Marsh, the right brain of NimbleBit, said they just wanted to give back.

“We knew we wanted to do something to give back, but we didn’t know exactly what to do. I’m a geek when it comes to tech stuff. When I was in school, I would have died if someone handed me an iPad,” he said.

Props to these guys for using some of their skrilla to make the world better. In the spirit of the Marshes, I think I’m going to send a picture of my biceps to my old gym teacher. I think she’ll appreciate that. I mean, who wouldn't?

[Via Sign On San Diego]

  • Maltbrew

    'principal' not 'principle' :) 
    Otherwise a heart warming story! 

  • http://www.appfreakblog.com appfreak

    WHAT!!!!!

    No readers posting bad comments about this? Well done Niblebit! I'd love to do that with my former school one day too

    • Anonymous

      they got scared

  • Anonymous

    That's nice, makes me want to go buy an IAP for one of their games I don't play.

    • Anonymous

      oooh- burn

  • http://www.facebook.com/kowalski.tomasz Tomasz Kowalski

    Yeah, sounds great! I recently bought an iPad, and I know it's kinda expensive stuff, but pretty useful!
    Ps. depends on how does your biceps look at the moment, mate...!:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kowalski.tomasz Tomasz Kowalski

    Yeah, sounds great! I recently bought an iPad, and I know it's kinda expensive stuff, but pretty useful!
    Ps. depends on how does your biceps look at the moment, mate...!:)

  • http://www.mooedia.co.uk Tom - mooedia

    That's a nice thing to do. Good for them. It's always good to hear positive stories of indie app dev's doing things to help their communities. Nice one nimblebit! Tiny Towers is an excellent game, still play on it every day. Just want to get to 100 floors!