That Dragon, Cancer

By Numinous Games

An immersive, narrative experience that retells Joel Green’s 4-12 months fight against cancer through about two hours of poetic, imaginative interaction that explores themes of religion, hope and love.

"This is where we go to keep in mind our son Joel, up by way of right here along this path. We need to present you who he was, and how his life modified us. Can we stroll here collectively for a whereas?"

A videogame developer's love letter to his son; a memorial to Joel Green; an interactive tribute to the loved ones of over 200 of our Kickstarter backers. Can you find hope in the face of demise?


Using a combine of first-individual and third-particular person perspective, and easy point-and-click interaction, we invite the participant to slow down, look around, and immerse themselves in this deeply private memoir.

Featured in:

NY Times, NPR, Wired Magazine, Radiolab, Reply All Podcast, The New Yorker, The Guardian, and many others


"I suppose it might have changed me in some way that I'm but to fully perceive." -Polygon

"That Dragon, Cancer is most likely the most subtle example of compelling storytelling I’ve ever witnessed in a video game." -Forbes

"A outstanding piece of work that challenges every thing I thought I knew about grief, hope and religion." -The Telegraph

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