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That Dragon, Cancer Launching Next Month

by Mike Guarino


Next month will see the release of a game that is truly unique, as it is more of an experience than it is a game itself. The game is called That Dragon, Cancer, and is an extremely emotional tale of a couple raising their son who is battling terminal cancer.

What makes this game so unique is that there are no true obstacles to overcome or high scores to go for. Here’s a description of what the game is about from the game’s website: “That Dragon, Cancer is an adventure game that acts as a living painting; a poem; an interactive retelling of Ryan and Amy Green’s experience raising their son Joel, a 4-year-old currently fighting his third year of terminal cancer. Players relive memories, share heartache, and discover the overwhelming hope that can be found in the face of death.”

Unfortunately, the actual child that this story is based on passed away in March of last year. However, the parents decided to continue on with the game to honor their son and bring more awareness to the traumatic circumstances that can shake a family to its core.

That Dragon, Cancer will launch on January 12, 2016 for PC, Mac, Ouya and ForgeTV. Check out the official release trailer below.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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