Nine-Year-Old Boy’s Wish Granted to Create his Own iOS Game

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  1. Maura

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    GeekWire has a great story today about how PopCap Games helped to make nine-year-old Owain Weinert’s dream come true by working with him to create his very own iOS game. Owain’s dream came true as a result of the amazing folks at the Make-a-Wish foundation who help sick children achieve their dreams. Owain, who has pre-B Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, has spent the past few weeks with the developers at PopCap creating his third-person shooter game, Allied Star Police. The game will be released in the next few months, with proceeds benefitting the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

    According to the game’s producer, Kirk Scott, also talking to TechFlash, Owain was very professional and actually laid out his vision of the game for the PopCap team with a PowerPoint presentation!

    Owain was presented with his own iPad last week complete with a copy of his game pre-loaded, at a special party at PopCap’s offices.

    Source: Nine-year-old boy gets his wish, creates an iPhone game - GeekWire. POP CAP WISH -- KCPQ, PopCap's newest game designer: 9-year-old Owain Weinert
     
  2. GenerationX

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    Aww that's cool. I'm going to buy the game when it's released
     
  3. David79

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    That is really amazing! I can't wait for it to come to app store, I will be one of many buying it!
     
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    a heart warming story :)
     
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    Awesome....

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
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    Make a wish is an amazing organization....I am buying the game, we all should buy they game and support an awesome organization!
     
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    Yeah that was definitely a cool story. Digging that they went out there way to help him with it like that.
     
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    Look how happy he was gettin an iPad - i hope it won't be a free game and that he earns some money
     
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    Aw cute.
     
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    Fabulous
    Will buy just to support the organization
     

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