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Young Wade Sharp has osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease. His wish is to be a video game creator, so Make-A-Wish partnered with Robot Entertainment to make his dream come true.
Sharp visited the developer of Orcs Must Die and Orcs Must Die 2 and got a sneak peak at the studio's unannounced new game. Sharp also helped the team design a new character based on himself. Meet Wade the Supermaster below. Sharp helped with the art direction of the Supermaster by selecting his colors and sound effects, and developing his back story.
After a hard day of game designing and lunch with the team, Sharp took home a huge collection of Robot Entertainment swag, including a statue of his character.
Robot Entertainment has posted a number of pictures from Sharp's day at the studio on its Facebook page, and is promising more after it officially announces the game. Presumably, the pictures show a number of secret details that only Robot Entertainment and Sharp are privy to. Right now, all we can assume is that the game is called Echo Prime, and that it is of the science-fiction variety.
Make sure to check out Robot Entertainment's Facebook page to learn more about its special guest developer.
[Source: Robot Entertainment Facebook]
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That's pretty awesome of them to do that.
It's nice to see companies like Robot, Bungie, and Popcap to give back and do things like this.
Isis Hear my Plea, Please let the new game be Age of Mythology 2
In light of all these negative articles from the media in general, im glad that we still get feel-good stories such as this. As long as there are still good people like Robot in the world, I will continue to want to want to live on this planet.
It's always good to hear about kids who get these types of wishes granted.
These dudes are awesome. Seriously.
That's awesome. I wish people did things like this more often.
Articles like this always make me proud to be a gamer. Good on Robot Entertainment for taking the time to grant his wish :)
That's awesome of them props to the dev team.
That's awesome! I totally want to kill things with Wade the Supermaster!
That is really great. They did a good thing, and I can't wait to see what Robot does with Wade the Supermaster!