We've all heard the incredible dreams that the Make-a-Wish
foundation accomplishes for seriously ill children, but what if a boy with brain cancer wanted to tour his favorite game studio and become an honorary producer instead of go to Disney World? No problem: wish granted!
Eleven-year-old Ryan and his family were granted an all-access tour of KingsIsle Studios
through Make-a-Wish's efforts. The studio posted an article with Ryan's adventures throughout the day, including a voice recording session, a Pirate101
play session with developers, and time spent learning about what each department does.
Ryan's mother related how important the day was to her son
: "For him to see some of the actors and creators in person and see how a game he loves to play is created is just so special. It's something we could never give him and just an amazing opportunity for him."
KingsIsle had a special surprise in store for Ryan at the end of the day. The team created a new Pirate101
NPC named Ryan the Relentless and equipped the character with the sound files from Ryan's recording session that day. Ryan the Relentless and his Yum-n-ade stand will be added to the live game this week.