The inspiring kid in question is Owain Weinert, an imaginative young gamer diagnosed with pre-B Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, who asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help him create and distribute his very own game. Always obliging, Make-A-Wish made arrangements to have Weinert work with developers at PopCap Games on the creation of a futuristic real-time strategy game called Allied Star Police. The project took several weeks and included multiple visits by Weinert to the PopCap Games studio. Also, pizza. Lots of pizza.
PopCap Games hosted a launch party for Allied Star Police on Wednesday night (video here), during which they presented Weinert with an iPad preloaded with the finished product. The studio is planning to upload the game to the App Store shortly, and seeing as it'll likely be free, if you don't download this game I will hate you. Ok, not hate hate, but there will be mild disappointment.
Apr 29, 2011