Christian Games Done Right: That Dragon, Cancer

Good review here on ‘That Dragon, Cancer,’ the game I routinely return to in my own thoughts. I’m still processing it.

Video Games and the Bible

'Drowning' Image from That Dragon Cancer Official Site A screenshot of That Dragon, Cancer

*Sources of screenshots are listed in their respective file names.

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That Dragon, Cancer* (TDC) gameplay footage and discussion from the Video Games and the Bible YouTube channel:

That Dragon, Cancer was created by predominantly Christian-staffed independent studio Numinous Games. Among these developers are the Green family, whose story and struggles are captured by the game.

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That Dragon, Cancer is the heartwrenching true story of the Green family’s now-deceased infant son, Joel, and his five year battle with cancer. TDC‘s unusual subject matter, combined with a use of gorgeous, surreal vignettes to tell its tale, attracted attention from sources both Christian and secular.

I don’t want to talk about that.

Instead, I want to tackle how I feel this title has been tragically misrepresented by the games media. And as a result, those who might have benefited most from…

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