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Parents create videogame to deal with cancer

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2016-01-26 12:12

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Joel was diagnosed with cancer when he was twelve months old.

Ryan is a game developer and Amy is a writer, and they launched That Dragon , Cancer in January 2016.

Green’s idea to make a videogame about Joel came to him in church, as he reflected on a harrowing evening a couple of years earlier when Joel was dehydrated and diarrheal, unable to drink anything without vomiting it back up, feverish, howling, and inconsolable, no matter how Green tried to soothe him.

“We’d love for the game to impact people and for it to be commercially successful,” says Amy. “But there’s a piece of me that says, maybe it’s just for us.”

More info: http://www.thatdragoncancer.com/

Adapted from: http://www.wired.com/2016/01/that-dragon-cancer/


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Ryan and Amy Green, from USA, are Joel’s parents, who died due to an atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor in 2014. The parents created That Dragon, Cancer, an immersive narrative videogame that retells Joel Green’s 4-year fight against cancer through about two hours of poetic, imaginative gameplay that explores faith, hope and love.

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