That Dragon, Cancer has been released on PC, Mac OS, and Ouya; and Razer is promising to donate all proceeds from the sale of the game through its Cortex gaming platform. It’s a rather nice gesture from the company who bought over Ouya, and is obviously continuing the now defunct micro-console’s promise to support the project.
The game itself is an indie title developer by parents Ryan and Amy Green, and was inspired by their experiences watching their son’s battle with cancer. Joel Green, the son in question, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer at two years old; he fought the sickness for four years before succumbing to it. The Greens then set about making the game as a way to cope with the loss, and as a way to share their experience.
Ouya had originally promised to fund the entire project, but had asked to make it exclusive to the console. The plans changed when the developers decided that they wanted a wider audience. The project was successfully funded on Kickstarter, although Ouya itself continued to provide support.
Now that Ouya has been bought over by Razer, it’s new owners have decided to continue supporting the original goal of the game. All income from the game will go to the Morgan Adams Foundation, which directly funds cancer research through working with physicians, and Family House SF, which provides free housing to families visiting hospitals in San Francisco to undergo prolonged clinical trials and treatment. These two institutions were chosen due to their importance to the Green family.