PopCap helps leukemia patient make game

Teams with 9-year-old for Allied Star Police.

PopCap Games, the casual gaming gurus behind Bejeweled and Peggle, have helped a nine-year-old leukemia patient fulfill his dream of making his very own video game.

According to a Q13 Fox report (which you can see below), young Owain Weinert, who has been diagnosed with pre-B acute lymphocytic leukemia, has been stopping by PopCap's Seattle offices on a weekly basis to oversee development of a sci-fi RTS called Allied Star Police.

The partnership came about thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a non-profit organisation that helps grant the wishes of children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

We put in a call to PopCap for more information on how and when the finished game will be released, but it explained launch plans were still being ironed out. However, proceeds are expected to go back to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Fantastic stuff PopCap - Eurogamer salutes you.

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