April 28, 2011 6:00 AM | Eric Caoili
While PopCap's Unpleasant Horse seems interesting enough, I'm more excited to see Allied Star Police, the iOS game it created under the direction of 9-year-old Owain Weinert as part of his request to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the non-profit dedicated to helping children with life-threatening medical conditions realize their dreams.
After he was diagnosed with pre-B Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Weinert told Make-A-Wish he wanted to create his own video game, and the group worked with PopCap to help make that happen. Weinert has been visiting the Seattle-headquartered developer every week to guide them in creating an iOS shooter.
PopCap held a pizza and cake launch party for Allied Star Police last night with Weinert, and it should be releasing the game to the App Store soon.