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Tale of terminal illness That Dragon, Cancer funded

Joel Green, the 5-year-old boy who inspired the game That Dragon, Cancer may have passed, lost to the illness that plagued him, but his tale will be told on PC, Mac and Ouya thanks to the financial support of backers on Kickstarter. Developer and father Ryan Green and his team not only reached thei...

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That Dragon, Cancer dad, devs push on after tragedy

That Dragon, Cancer tells the real-life story of Joel Green, a young boy fighting terminal cancer, placed in a low-poly, point-and-click world. There are no puzzles in the game, only daily activities haunted by an unseen monster silently shaping the lives of Joel and his family. Joel's father, Ryan...

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SpeedRunners recruits YouTubers to help fight cancer

SpeedRunners, a PC game about superheroes racing one another, is now a game about YouTubers racing one another - or at least it is for the duration of a week starting on Monday, October 20, when developer DoubleDutch Games and publisher tinyBuild host the "King of Speed" tournament. "A couple of...

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Longest Journey voice actor seeking help for medical bills

Sarah Hamilton, the voice of The Longest Journey protagonist April Ryan, is currently raising funds via GoFundMe to help pay for medical bills. Hamilton, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2002 and Stage 2 parotic gland cancer 18 months later, recently had part of her spine fused - unfort...

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The child that inspired That Dragon Cancer, Joel Green, dies at age 5

Joel Green, the 5-year-old son of developer Ryan Green and the inspiration for the emotional adventure game, That Dragon, Cancer, died this morning after battling terminal cancer for four years. Ryan shared the news on the That Dragon, Cancer blog with the above photo. That Dragon, Cancer chroni...

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Texas game shop to aid cancer patient with novel charity marathon

This Saturday, FX Game Exchange, a video game retailer in Plano, Texas, will be hosting a charity gaming event to benefit cancer-stricken high school student Alex McGuinness, though the event itself is not your typical pledge drive. "The 1up Gameathon for Alex is just like a 5k race - except ins...

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38 Studios founder Curt Schilling diagnosed with cancer

Curt Schilling, noted pitcher, baseball analyst and video game aficionado, has been diagnosed with cancer. Schilling, 47, revealed the news to ESPN in a statement. Schilling is most notable in the video game industry for his work with 38 Studios, a game development company he founded in 2006. 38...

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Awesome Games Done Quick tops $1 million in last 24 hours

Awesome Games Done Quick, a charity marathon of video game speedruns that donates money raised to the Prevent Cancer nonprofit group, concluded its weeklong streaming session yesterday on what you might call "a high note:" a $100,000 surge during the group's final game pushed the donated total to m...

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Naughty Dog replica craftsman crowdfunds support in fight against stage two pancreatic cancer

David Vigil is a leathersmith and owner of That Vigilante, where he sells replicas of gear seen in Naughty Dog games. Nathan Drake's belt buckle, holster and wristband from the Uncharted series are all available, as is Joel's backpack from The Last of Us. Vigil is also asking for the community's fi...

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Fallout 3 concept artist Adam Adamowicz passes away

Adam Adamowicz died of cancer yesterday, and while his career may have focused on building digital worlds, his impact can be felt just as intensely in our physical lives. As the concept artist for Fallout 3 and other Bethesda titles, including Skyrim, Adamowicz shaped the reality of some of our fav...

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