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That Dragon, Cancer

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"This is where we go to remember our son Joel, up through here along this path. We want to show you who he was, and how his life changed us. Can we walk here together for a while?"

A videogame developer's love letter to his son; an immersive narrative driven experience to memorialize Joel Green and, through his story, honor the many he represents. That Dragon, Cancer is a poetic and playful interactive retelling of Joel’s 4-year fight against cancer.

Using a mix of first-person and third-person perspective, and point-and-click interaction, this two-hour narrative experience invites the player to slow down and immerse themselves in a deeply personal memoir featuring audio taken from home videos, spoken word poetry, and themes of faith, hope, despair, helplessness and love, along with in-game tributes to the loved ones of over 200 of our Kickstarter backers.

Can you find hope in the face of death?

Note: Thank You For Playing is an independent project, produced and directed by Malika Zouhali-Worrall and David Osit. The Green family along with the rest of the Numinous team did not produce the film, but they are very honored to be the subjects of the film.
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Numinous Games
Numinous Games, Tap Happy LLC
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OS X v10.7 Lion or higher (64bit)
  • Processor: 1.80GHz dual core processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Video card with 512MB of VRAM
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes (Headphones highly recommended)

System requirements for Android

4.4 and up

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Tested on Ubuntu 14.04, 15.04, 15.10 / Latest Steam OS
  • Processor: 1.80GHz dual core processor
  • Graphics: Video card with 512MB of VRAM
  • Sound Card: Yes (Headphones highly recommended)

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 or higher
  • Processor: 1.80GHz dual core processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Video card with 512MB of VRAM
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes (Headphones highly recommended)
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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That Dragon, Cancer reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
That Dragon, Cancer: No Parents should bury their Children. It'S said. And, if it is? That Dragon, Cancer makes us feel the Sufferings of little Joel and his Family. With just a tender Year, the Boy is diagnosed with Cancer, Brain Tumours sitting in the Boy's fragile Skull. For Four Years, Joel will live on, scarred by the Disease as well as Treatment, until he dies at the End. In Episodes, we slip into The Skin of the Daddy, Mum and young Child in That Dragon, Cancer. Suffering when the Diagnosis of a Hammer smashes the Family's Life or rejoice in the brief Moments when a Children's Laugh pushes the permanent Horror by side for a Moment. The Result is a hugely emotional three Hours of Play. Three Hours that make no Fun but a Horror Palpable-and they offer a Glimpse into the Inner Workings of a Family shaken by a Phrase to its Foundations: "Your Son has Cancer." If you want to take a close Look at the Game, you'll find a full Let's Play on my YT channel. This does not replace one's own Experience, but it provides an accurate Insight. The Playlist is available here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQCrD2cT-CmiQB7TH57qDr2KVULKaU7hL That Dragon, Cancer by Numerious Games recently appeared on Steam. It costs 15 Euros. For Ouya, the Game is available a bit longer and a Euro cheaper.
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Microsoft from Dutch
Probably the best game reminding all of us we should be fighting cancer more. Really well executed game and makes you think. 5 stars, no doubt!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Please set the Controls, the groping hardly works and only ever after many Attempts-unfortunately makes the Game unplayable in the current Version.
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Microsoft from Swedish
Thank you for a great and very important game. Ive never had so many feelings while playing, now every other game feels useless and a waste of time. Loved the doc aswell!
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Microsoft from Italian
One of the best and most profound gaming experience I’ve ever had in my life. The game totally catches your mind and your heart, and makes you go through feelings you wouldn’t expect to feel playing a game.
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Microsoft from Norsk
Tragicly beautiful. Warm yet cold. Light yet dark. Thats all I can say. This was a deep emotional funny, heartbreaking and loving journey. And Im thinking about Joel and his loving family tonight. And the warmth they had together, thru the cold storm.
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Microsoft from Dutch
Never before has a game brought me so wonderful and confrontational in a story. It has really hit me to be so close to the skin of two people who have to work through a dark and violent scenario. Movable and emotionally snappy, this ' game '.
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Microsoft from French
What more to say besides this is a masterpiece. It is more an experience than a game, which tells us what the relatives of cancer patients live. All in a very dreamlike and touching way. In English entirely with a lot of subtitles (also in English). I do not know if we can really talk about the game so much experience is strong and the subject terrible. But that is to be done.
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Microsoft from French
At a time when many are still the ones who describe the game-video, caricaturing it to make it the harmful pastime of adulescent retarded, that Dragon, cancer proves to us that it is much more than that. The game-video is erected here as an art as it allows us to grasp the so terrible and beautiful reality of the parents of this sick child, reality that escapes most of us. Hat down.
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