That Dragon, Cancer coming exclusively to OUYA in 2014

Tuesday, 13th August 2013 15:06 GMT By Dave Cook

That Dragon, Cancer is coming to OUYA consoles exclusively in 2014, following its showing at this year’s Develop Indie Showcase.

I interviewed the game’s creators Ryan Green and Josh Larson last month, and found that it’s an adventure game based on Green’s son Joel, whose cancer meant he wouldn’t live past his second birthday. The fact he’s still alive today spurred Green on to make a game about the experience and the dragon cancer he has fought so hard to slay.

Set largely in a children’s hospital, the game deals with themes of hope, togetherness and emotion, during which players will uncover poems, musical arrangements and other uplifting discoveries. It’s coming exclusively to OUYA in 2014 and will be self-published by its creators.

Check out the teaser trailer above and let us know what you think.



  1. ChunkyLover112

    Why on earth would someone make a game with the word “cancer” in its title? Jesus Christ…

    #1 1 year ago
  2. TheDuckPortal

    @1 the games plot largely revolves around cancer. Why can they use the word ‘cancer’? Its not like its an offensive word.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Jesus Christ

    No it’s not offence, but I think it will make many people not buy it. And since it’s on Ouya, there won’t be many left to actually buy it.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. TheDuckPortal

    @3 I doubt anyone who would be interested in playing the game would be put off by whatever its title was, I sure wouldnt. Do agree with what you said about Ouya though, Ouya better of paid the guy alot of money for the exclusivity because he’ll be missing out on alot of cash from the people who would have bought it on PC

    #4 1 year ago
  5. onlineatron

    @1 @3

    The game specifically centres on the designer’s experiences raising his cancer-suffering child. It would be inappropriate for the game not to address that in its title.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. onlineatron

    Doubt the OUYA exclusivity has anything to do with money changing hands. The designer probably wants to get his story out there without having to jump through hoops. OUYA allows that.

    #6 1 year ago

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