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I don't want to be mean or anything, but everyone has heard of Make-A-Wish. It wasn't really that hard for him to find a way. Also, that game looks like Plants vs. Zombies with different textures. I haven't played either of those games, but at first glance, that's what it looks like.

Edit: Although I have to admit it's pretty awesome that this kid walked into Popcap's office with a Powerpoint presentation ready to go. He obviously put a lot of thought into it.
Yea, everyone's heard of Make-A-Wish. However, not every kid that goes through the program meets their favorite pitcher and then teaches that pitcher a better way to throw a curveball. They don't meet Robin Williams and pitch him a script to a movie. They don't go to Disney and sketch Mickey Mouse with a 2011 twist.

This kid walked into PopCap with an idea that went from "Let's make this kid his own personal game" to "Woah, check out that slideshow. Storyline... concept... EVERYONE would love this."
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No, that's merely poor thinking on PopCaps part.
Doesn't make it any less ironic. :/
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That is NOT irony. Irony would be if he hated all Apple products and THEN presenting him with the iPad.

On a more serious note, good for him! I have an iPod Touch, I'm presented with a free game, lets do this!
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No, that's merely poor thinking on PopCaps part.
What makes it ironic is that is goes against some reasoning that anyone would develop for a platform they don't even own. He developed an iOS game and doesn't own an iOS device to even play it on.

So, yes, it is irony.

Anyway, good for them. I'll try out the game if it ever hits Steam.
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post #14 of 33
I was so close to thinking some 9 year old legitimately could program a flash game, then I read the thread and felt better about my personal skill, AND felt bad that the kid's life is shortened.
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post #15 of 33
Oi, I would think that the whole joke was me taking the quoted bit out of context!
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Funny how someone who's timeline is shortened dramatically can still find a way to achieve more than people with a whole life ahead of em. I guess the sense of urgency makes you appreciate your time a bit more.
It's called "time pressure". It works wonders for both college students and web developers (trust me, I've been both).

Kidding aside, it's good of them to do it for the kid. It'd be extra cool if the game he presented really took off, though.
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Thinking about death is so depressing...
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This is actually pretty cool that PopCap did this. PopCap earned some karma points for this one. It's also cool that they released it out to the public as a free download. If I had an IOS device I would check it out. I wish the best for that kid.
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I wana buy that game

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No, that's merely poor thinking on PopCaps part.
This and nothing else.
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