After twelve-month-old Joel Green was diagnosed with terminal cancer, his parents started making a game to tell his story, and their story, and to immortalise him digitally. Joel died they were still making That Dragon, Cancer [official site], at age five, but you can now hear his story as the game's out today.
That Dragon Cancer
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That Dragon, Cancer [official site] is a biographical game, the documentary of a brief life translated into a series of "poetic, imaginative" interactive sequences. It tells the story of Joel Green, who was diagnosed with an atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor aged 12 months and died age five. Doctors had expected Joel to live around four months after the diagnosis and the game explores the experiences…
5 years ago
Any time a limb of RPS has had the opportunity to play That Dragon, Cancer, they've turned it down. As beautiful and exciting as it looks, it also seems harrowing. One needs to be in a certain mood to play a game based on a family's real-life story of raising their young son as he goes through terminal cancer. We've heard wonderful things about it…