Father copes with toddler son’s cancer by creating ’empathy’ game – NBC News.com

For the father of a child with cancer, reality can be a lot to bear. When Ryan Green’s son Joel was first diagnosed with a rare and deadly form of the disease, Green turned to something that he knew could give him some relief: video games.

‘Empathy games’
“That Dragon, Cancer” is part of an emerging trend of game developers beginning to produce so-called “empathy games” — smaller, more intimately focused video games that attempt to portray realistically a particular aspect of the human experience.

 

by Yannick LeJacq