Nine-Year-Old Creates iPhone Game as PopCap Grants a Wish

We're all familiar with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, who it supports, and why. With that out of the way, PopCap Games today announced that Allied Star Police, by the Seattle-area games designer Owain Weinert (pictured) will soon release for all iOS devices on the iTunes App Store.

Weinert, a newcomer to the games development scene, is the lead designer for this science-fiction RTS. In Allied Star Police players assume the role of a base commander, deploying "automated battle machines" and "targeted ballistic ordnance" to repel the invasion of alien Flamions.

PopCap, maker of hit series like Bejeweled, Plants vs. Zombies, and Peggle, acquired Weinert's services through a partnership with Make-a-Wish. Proceeds from the sale of Allied Star Police will benefit the foundation.

Weinert, 9, is diagnosed with pre-B Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.

Nine-Year-Old Creates iPhone Game as PopCap Grants a Wish

PopCap Wish [KCPQ-TV via Jenny Kuglin]