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Make-A-Wish Kid's PopCap Game Finished, Is Awesome

by Tim Turi on Jul 23, 2011 at 03:06 PM

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.