Razer Donating That Dragon, Cancer Proceeds To Charity

Gaming peripheral and software company Razer announced today it will be donating all proceeds from the sales of narrative videogame That Dragon, Cancer on its OUYA store Cortex, to charity.

That Dragon, Cancer retells Joel Green’s 4-year fight against cancer through about two hours of poetic, imaginative gameplay that explores themes of faith, hope, and love.

The game was developed by Joel’s parents Ryan and Amy Green, and partner Josh Larson of Numinous Games studio.

Using simple point-and-click interaction, the player is invited to slow down and immerse themselves in a deeply personal memoir featuring audio taken from Green family home videos, spoken word poetry, and in-game tributes to the loved ones of over 200 Kickstarter backers.

“When we first acquired OUYA, it was with the vision of bringing Android gaming to the living room,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO.

“By doing that, we now have the opportunity to give back to the community in a big way, by bringing this game to the public and by making sure all our proceeds go right back into the fight against cancer.”

The recipients of the fundraising have been chosen because of their to the Green Family. The Morgan Adams Foundation directly funds cancer research, and Family House SF provides free housing to families visiting hospitals in San Francisco to undergo prolonged clinical trials and treatment.

That Dragon, Cancer is out now on Razer Forge TV, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X through thatdragoncancer.com and Steam.

This post originally appeared on Gizmodo Australia


Comments

    Nice work. Can we get a game of a 35 year old fit and healthy male with kids having a stroke from heart disease now to raise awareness as it kills more people than cancer??? (not taking anything away from this, it is amazing).

    A very good gesture, I can't imagine the game would've raked in Razer a much profit compared to their other decisions so why not. Good publicity is priceless these days.

    This story is too much for me - I wouldn't be able to follow it though to the end.

    We had a rough time with my boy's start to life but it's nothing compared to what these families go through.

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