Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
September 3, 2015
arrowPress Releases
September 3, 2015
PR Newswire
View All






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Obituary: Joel Green, the child that inspired  That Dragon, Cancer
Obituary: Joel Green, the child that inspired That Dragon, Cancer
March 13, 2014 | By Alex Wawro

March 13, 2014 | By Alex Wawro
Comments
    11 comments
More: Console/PC, Design



Joel Green, son of writer Amy Green and developer Ryan Green, passed away this morning. He was five years old.

The tragic news comes courtesy of a post on the That Dragon, Cancer website and an update to Joel's personal website.

No further information was given, though it is likely that Joel passed away due to complications stemming from the terminal cancer he has battled since the age of one.

Joel is the inspiration for That Dragon, Cancer, an autobiographical adventure game that aims to help players understand Ryan and Amy Green's struggles to raise and support their son in the face of his illness.

You can learn more about the game, and support the project by purchasing a children's book inspired by Joel's life, on the That Dragon, Cancer website.



Related Jobs

Bigpoint GmbH
Bigpoint GmbH — Berlin, Germany
[09.02.15]

Senior Game Designer (m/f) – Berlin –3770
Goodgame Studios
Goodgame Studios — Hamburg, Germany
[09.02.15]

Expert Game Monetization Designer - Merchant (m/f)
Nordeus
Nordeus — Belgrade, Serbia
[09.02.15]

Lead Game Designer
Visual Concepts Entertainment
Visual Concepts Entertainment — Novato, California, United States
[09.01.15]

Character TD - NBA 2K16









Loading Comments

loader image