The Green family shared the heartbreaking story of their young son Joel’s battle with cancer in That Dragon, Cancer. Now they’re ready to introduce a new audience to Joel by launching the game on iOS.
Starting today, the game is available on iPhones and iPads.
That Dragon, Cancer is as much about celebrating Joel’s life, as it about The Green’s coping with the inevitability of Joel’s disease. Our own Jeff Marchiafava discussed his time with the game and said, “The experience is both depressing and at times uplifting; it warms as it rends.”
For more on the game, check out Jeff Marchiafava’s in depth thoughts.
For those interested in learning more about The Green family and the game, a documentary on That Dragon, Cancer’s creation called Thank You For Playing airs October 24 on PBS. “We love that the documentary, created by David Osit and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, allows people to see Joel and get a glimpse into our lives beyond the abstraction of the video game,” says Joel’s mother Amy Green. You can watch a trailer for it here.
I’m glad that more people can experience Joel’s story. This game is an amazing tribute to him.