By Jamaal Ryan
This is the closest I’ve been to tears over a video game.
Ryan Green, along with John Larson, set out to develop ThatDragon,Cancer, a game about Ryan Green’s experience with his 5 year old son, Joel, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. It’s a game that’s set to release on Ouya (quite the platform now, also seeing the release of Thralled) where Green believes that it’ll be appropriate for a “couch experience” and set the tone to evoke discussion about dealing with cancer.
Yesterday, Green’s wife wrote about their trip to Children’s Hospital in San Francisco and beginning the bereavement process with only expecting one week for Joel to live.
Today, 5 year old Joel has died.
In loving memory of Joel.