That Dragon, Cancer Will Be Released In January

Video: After a long and emotionally trying development process, That Dragon, Cancer comes out on January 12, delivering an interactive biographical portrait of a family's fight against childhood cancer.


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    I can't imagine going through the process of creating this, and not sure I will be able to play it, but I am so pleased that he has been able to get it finished.
    I hope it at least helped him get through, or make some sense of such a senseless thing to happen to his family.

      Absolutely mate,
      I read the post and immediately welled up a little. I'd do anything for my young ones and things like this make me a sad panda.

    Things like this make me glad I have very little empathy; you get to dodge the feels. :o

    Why do people keep giving their power away to cancer like this? This game and concepts like it are unnecessary melodrama that just help a scary concept become all the more terrifying.
    In my home, cancer is like the third person that shares a house with my wife and I. It sucks, but if we lived a "poor me" lifestyle based on fear, life would SUCK.
    We live in the future now. Cancer isn't a dragon. It's a hurdle. People need to stop milking the sympathy tit and accept the fact cancer is not terrifying unless you let it be. And things like this DEMAND you fear it.

      To be fair, losing your child is more than a hurdle, there are few less terrifying things for a parent. Getting cancer is a lot different to losing a child to it, when that happens it is more than a dragon, and certainly qualifies as much more than a hurdle.

      I've had NHL myself, and played the bone-marrow, chemo and radiation and so far come through it, and sure it has since become something more like that uncle no-one likes, but watching your kid die... this is not really melodrama, this is a guy trying to work through something, that is essentially impossible to work through.
      I personally won't play the game, plus the religion side of it would most likely just make me angry, but I am not going to argue with his method of coping/trying to make sense of it all.

      You deal with it your way, and that is cool, others will deal with it their way, and that is also cool.

      Last edited 23/12/15 2:47 pm

    I would like to play this in a way but I don't think I could. With young kids myself...

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