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.


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.


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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