Turning A Sick Boy Into A Video Game Hero

Wade Sharp is a young boy born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a condition that means his bones are as brittle as chalk, and which stops him playing sports and keeps him inside playing video games. Wade's Make-A-Wish request, then, was to see how games are made, so Robot Entertainment (Orcs Must Die) were only too happy to oblige.

Earlier today, Wade and his family visited the studio, and he was made a game developer for a day, not only seeing how video games are developed, but getting to help design himself as a character to boot.

In addition to seeing himself turned into a virtual superstar, he even got a statue of the character to take home.

Wade's character is called "The Super-Master" and will be appearing in Robot's next, unannounced game.

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    and people say video games, and their developers, are evil!

    Awesome feelgood story :o)

    "Wade Sharp is a young boy born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a condition that means his bones are as brittle as chalk, and which stops him playing sports and keeps him inside playing video games."

    Once upon a time a kid like this was always on the sideline in life. But thanks to the limitless power of the video games medium, he can walk among heroes, climb the highest buildings and battle the strongest villains. Hearing this kind of thing makes me feel so privileged to be a gamer.

      There are even major characters with his condition, helping to save the galaxy (e.g. Joker in Mass Effect)

        Joker kicks ass. He drives a space ship for a living, has a robot girlfriend, has sarcastic British wit (despite not being British). Legs schmegs ...

    Ah that is a nice story :) Great game developer too!

    Good news all round! And for those wondering - Robot Entertainment are great developers who make great games!

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