Thanks to an investment from the Ouya team, Ryan Green and Josh Larson’s interactive exploration of a family coping with a young child’s terminal cancer diagnosis comes to fruition in 2014. The game will be exclusive to the Android home console.
I cried more reading about Jenn Frank playing That Dragon, Cancer than I ever have playing a game myself, so I’m nervously pleased to hear Larson and Green are getting the chance to fully realise their vision. There’s been a lot of cancer in my family, and with a pair of two-year-old boys of my own — well, it sounds like an experience I really want to have to go to a game for.
I’m also glad to see the game coming to a home console, even if it isn’t one I own or plan on owning anytime soon. Hopefully this is a timed deal, and the game will open up to other platforms as well. It’s something everyone should have the opportunity to play.
That Dragon, Cancer will be playable on Ouya during PAX 2013 at the end of this month at Indie Megabooth (booth 885).