That Dragon, Cancer

Heart-breaking long piece from Jason Tanz.

The compelling demo made That Dragon, Cancer a cause célèbre within the indie game community. Noted game writer Jenn Frank played it at that year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco and wrote a raw essay about the thoughts and feelings around her own mother’s death that it evoked: “We will all meet this thing, or have already met it,” she wrote. “Maybe that should be scary, but That Dragon, Cancer is about sustaining the hope and joy of life for just as long as we can.”

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