Interactive 2016

That Dragon, Cancer

A video game that challenges our expectations of the medium, That Dragon, Cancer documents the true story of 4-year-old Joel Green’s lifelong battle with cancer in a beautifully poetic gameplay environment. Players take on the roles of parents Amy and Ryan Green as they face increasingly emotional challenges throughout Joel’s short life, utilizing archival voice recordings and interactive exploration to guide players through artful reinterpretations of real events. A beautiful lesson in empathy and strength, That Dragon, Cancer creates a stylized and abstract world, yet ultimately remains grounded in the powers of faith and love.