Remember the story of Owain Weinert? He’s the 10-year-old who dreamed of developing his own iOS game. Well, that dream is now a reality, thanks in part to the help of PopCap Games.
Weinert — who is battling pre-B Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia — got linked up with PopCap earlier this year through the Make-A-Wish-Foundation. Today, the fourth grader from Loyal Heights Elementary School in Seattle got the thrill of watching the game he conceived, Allied Star Police, released in Apple’s App Store.
Described as a “side-scrolling shooter of galactic proportions,” the free game allows players to take on “evil Flamions” which are attacking every planet in sight.
And while PopCap may have just sold to EA for up to $1.3 billion, the company puts working with Owain right up there in terms of its game releases.
“PopCap has done lots of cool things over the last ten years but we’ve never worked with an inspiring kid like ten-year-old Owain Weinert,” the company writes in a introduction to the game. In fact, PopCap said they were blown away when Weinert visited the company for the first time and laid out an entire PowerPoint demonstration of the game concept.
“We had such a great time working with Owain that we couldn’t stop there. So our team agreed to keep going, fine-tuning the game with each new build, adding music and lots of little touches. And now Owain’s game is ready for the world!”
You can check out Allied Star Police here.