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Make-a-Wish sees “Wade The Supermaster” feature in upcoming game “Echo Prime”Dean26 Jun 20135492
Today Robot Entertainment posted the fantastic story about a Make-a-Wish request that was brought to their office from the North Texas Make-a-Wish foundation For those who might not be familiar the Make-a-Wish foundation enables children diagnosed with life-threatening medical condition a chance to live their dreams by liaising with organisations to fulfil their wishes.
On this occasion a request from Wade Sharp landed at Robot HQ. Upon reading about Wade’s struggle with brittle bone disease (Osteogenesis Imperfecta). The studio was touched and greeted Wade by inviting him to the studio. Wade’s condition makes it very difficult to engage in physical activities which makes videogames a very important part of his life. To be given a chance to learn about the development of video games and take part in the design of his own in-game character and back-story was a dream. A wish that the fine folks at Robot Entertainment have made true over the last few weeks.
SixOkay writes on the official Robot Entertainment blog:
When we heard about this here at Robot, we jumped at the chance to help make Wade’s wish come true. So, after a few weeks of planning, we had Wade and his family into the office today where he got to be a game developer for a day. Wade was given the studio tour, had lunch with developers, and then got to learn about the process of developing characters for videogames. We even surprised him by creating a model of him in-game as his dream videogame character – Wade the Super-Master! Wade helped us put the finishing touches on his Super-Master character, selecting colors and weapon sounds, even helping us develop a back story!
With Wade working closely with Robot Entertainment artists, designers and executive team this fantastic image has been made available today showcasing Wade The Supermaster for the very first time.
The superb design is a fantastic compilation of creativity from both Wade and the Robot crew. No doubt Wade will have thoroughly enjoyed his time at the studio and it is brilliant that the studio has been able to accommodate his Make-a-Wish. At REF we greatly look forward to seeing and reading more about Wade The Supermaster and his story.
A number of photos from Wade’s trip have been posted on the Robot Facebook page. The album shows a number of pictures of Wade’s time at the studio working on The Supermaster. View the album here.
For those who are interested in reading more about Wade and is family and for ways you can support them. Please visit: http://iconnectglobal.org/wade
A little note about Echo Prime
Eagle eyed fans may take notice of the Echo Prime logo at the top of the image. This is largely expected to be the title of one of Robot Entertainment’s upcoming games and more information about that will be available as it becomes released.