The lights are on
Awhile ago we reported that an iOS game was being developed by a terminally ill 9-year-old in conjunction with PopCap. The miracle was made possible by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the fruits of their combined labor are finally playable for free on iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches.
Little Owain, who was diagnosed with Leukemia last year, had a wish to make a video game. The brave guy had all the plans, scenarios, gameplay, and unit types all figure out for his Allied Star Police game. I've already played a few stages of Owain's game, and can confirm that it's awesome. It's like a faster paced Plants vs. Zombies with a tug-of-war element. You deploy tank and sniper units from the left of the screen to beat the encroaching aliens back to their base to the right of the battlefield. Like I said, it's fun, free, and an amazing passion project by Owain and PopCap.
Read more about Owain's Wish at PopCap's site. After that, be sure to download the game and give it a try. I'm glad I did. Our best wishes go out to Owain and his family, and we're raising a glass to PopCap for their amazing dedication to making a boy's wish come true. Amazing.
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This app really is impressive. It's colorful, fun, and really satisfying. Well done Owain and PopCap!
I will definitely try this out soon! Glad to see that dreams do come true for some people.
:] best wishes to him and his family.
It's good to know that we in the gaming industry have hearts.
My prayers go to Owain and his family.
This is a great story and it makes me sad that i can't play it
Great job by Make-A-Wish, and the fact that the game is good too makes it all the better :)
It's definitely a bit different than I imagined when this was first announced. It looks pretty good though, I'd definitely give it a try if I owned the appropriate device(s).
Great story. Can't wait to play it.
Make-A-Wish is awesome! I am so glad that PopCap actually put work into this game, it looks awesome and I am downloading it as I type!
PopCap I applaud you sincerely for making this kid's dream true.I will definitely try this when I have the chance.
I have little more to say than that is awesome.
Looks really fun, hope Owain pulls through!!!