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Not sure if this has been posted here or not but this game looks different. The game creator lived through his son being diagnosed with cancer.
>http://www.thatdragoncancer.com/

Here's the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlKCJlhJwxU
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>>323128186
>Lived through his son having cancer

I imagine an easy thing to do when you're not the one with Cancer.
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Why the fuck do I care? What does that have to do with video games?
>I'm going to use my son as an object to further my game development career
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdBJ1X33rXM
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>>323128307
Came to say this.
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>>323128186

What's the gameplay? Don't link me a video, post a webm. I'm not giving your non-game views or attention.
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Fuck off and stop shilling your shit game.
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I have enough shit in my life, I don't need to fund an exploitive unethical father to play some virtual drama of taking care of a dying baby
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>>323128186
>ouya
Neat?
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who cares just make another baby
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>>323128186
Dragon cancer is a real thing. 1,400 dragons die of cancer every year.
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>raising money to make an artsy-fartsy walking simulator instead of paying the kids treatment
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>>323129037
The kid died and he's telling the story through a virtual novel.
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>>323128952

seriously, this shit used to happen all the time barely 2 generations ago.
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>>323128186
Literally retarded game.

I don't give a shit about some tear-jerker of a story that isn't actually real. Someone actually said " hey lets make up a story about a kid with cancer, and fabricate stuff as realistically as possible, then add some dramatic strings and virtua fighter graphics! "

This game itself is cancer, playing on cancer.
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>>323128186
I give it about 4 weeks after release, and some faggola on reddit will find out this guy Joel made up the whole thing and doesn't even have a child with cancer.
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>>323128307
>>323128481
probably not much harder than anonymous shit talking, right?
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Okay, but that is a very silly name.

Especially if you're going to put dragon and cancer on a new line and have the comma unnoticeable. People are going to think your game is about dragon cancer.
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>>323129092
Way to waste money making a shitty game instead of living your life like the child would've wanted if he'd been old enough to understand.

Nobody wants a real sob story. Nobody wants a fucking pity party from some cock-gobbling bearded fuck, we play games to get away from this real life shit.
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>>323129427
This game isn't about dragon cancer?

So then is it " That dragon, cancer "? Neither makes sense. Like is he paraphrasing " Look at that dragon, Cancer! " In which, is he calling his child Cancer? Did he forget his kid's name and just decide to call him Cancer because that's all he could remember that was important about the child?

That cold cut, Cancer! I'm going to eat it, Cancer! That Cancer, Cancer!
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>>323129314
I found the bleeding-heart SJW! Literally fuck off, he's using his dead kid to make money so he can make more shovelware bullshit for tablet games later.

Get over yourself and fuck off this board if you're crying so much about some beardo faggot using his child for money.
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I "played" it last year at SXSW, was shitty as Hell with "artistic" character models that didn't move and the only gameplay was choosing a character to hear their thoughts during a conversation and very limited walking sim stuff
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>>323128186
Isn't this on hiatus since his son died?
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>>323129867
>fuck off this board if you're crying so much about some beardo faggot using his child for money.
you're the only one i see crying about it friendo
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>>323130165

I think that shortened the story
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I can't see how having a son with cancer encourages you to make more cancer.
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>>323129092
>The kid died and he's telling the storyt hrough a virtual novel
I heard there was a better medium for this sort of thing, books or something they were called.
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>>323128403
No i don't think its that, it's something much sadder, he wrote a book about his son and cancer and made this game, and both in a tone of denial, like by creating these things his son won't have further complications because he already improved after doctors said he'd die, like a tone of being in the clear, he didn't want to accept what was going to happen
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>>323130001
Why does every indie game have this?
>fucking blank ass unanimated characters
>chatterbox main character
>walk around
>turns out cancer was a lesbian

Fucking why.
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>>323128186
>boohoo my life so sad
>buy my game
I've read books about sad lives, I've watched movies about sad lives, but I'm not playing a "game" about this shit. This guy is just trying to make money off his kids cancer. That's disgusting.
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>>323128307
I have a son and trust me, I'd much rather be the one with cancer if that ever happened.
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>>323130637
Because quality is hard
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>>323130487
That doesn't win awards and sjw shekels goyim.
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So it's a blog in video game form?
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>>323130691
Will you be my father?
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>>323130691
>Be parent
>Still come to 4chan

nigga the fuck u doin
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>>323128186
vidya games
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>>323130871
>people magically transform into different beings when they have children and can only do old guy activities from that point on
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I hope he has another child die of cancer so we get a sequel and he leaves the gene pool lol
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>>323129671
"Dragon" used to be more common, at least a hundred years ago, in the ye olde English times, as synonymous as an almighty, powerful adversary that you pretty much couldn't beat. So he's comparing cancer to a dragon, since he can't fight it or something. It's too powerful for him.

it's a really bad attempt at an artsy name when most people aren't gonna get it
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>>323131170
This. You have to be underageb& to think differently.
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Imagine "That Dragon, Cancer 2: Electric Boogaloo" and it's a dancing simulator where you tapdance on the grave of western society to k-pop while a boring voice narrates all the millions of stupid nicknames he was gonna give his dead cancer kids
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>>323129671

maybe the kid got cancer while chasing the dragon?
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>>323131186
Fuck it, make a series about it

>That hydra, AIDS
>That beast, HPV
>That kraken, IDS
>That cuck, Anon
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>>323131471

lmao
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>>323131471
This 2bh
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Sorry but if I'm playing a video game, I want my dragons to be literal rather than metaphorical
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I'm going to fight my instinct to be an edgelord dick and just tell you to shill somewhere else.
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>>323131471
loling out loud
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>>323131170
Explain why only old people play lawn bowls.
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What kind of twisted fuck tries to profit off their sons death.
Hope his loose wife is next.
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>>323131547
>That succubus, male
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>>323132084
They don't, I've played it
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>>323130487
Why write a book if you have the knowledge and ability to make a visually interactive medium instead?

Would you say the same thing if a musician wrote a song for someone who died? Or an artist made an art piece?
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>>323131170
My friend started doing less stuff with me when he got a GF. I wouldn't be surprised if he went full normalfag.

Frankly kids scare me.
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>>323132714
But can a robot compose a beautiful masterpiece?
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>>323130487
His kid dies of cancer, why shouldn't he not give a fuck and just do what he wants
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>>323132770
if i ever had a kid i'd be praying he died of cancer so i could go back to being happy
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>>323130871

>come to 4chan
>have kids
>still come to 4chan

You're here forever.
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>>323132978
I hope you get your wish too, anon.
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http://www.thatdragoncancer.com/our-team/

these niggas have FOUR KIDS already. number 5 dies and it's this huge big deal? come on.
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>>323133139
We all hope he gets his wish
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>>323133170
Well yeah, their kid died. I don't think the number of children you have would make you care about them individually less.
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>>323133139
>>323133190

what
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>inb4 Ted
https://www.ted.com/talks/debra_jarvis_yes_i_survived_cancer_but_that_doesn_t_define_me/transcript?language=en
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>>323130691
I'm a sin who had cancer. You don't.
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>>323133170
Whoa, watch those edges anon.
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>>323133329
>Many years ago, I had a patient, just a wonderful young man who was loved by the staff, and so it was something of a shock to us to realize that he had no friends. He lived by himself, he would come in for chemotherapy by himself, he would receive his treatment, and then he'd walk home alone. And I even asked him. I said, "Hey, how come you never bring a friend with you?" And he said, "I don't really have any friends." But he had tons of friends on the infusion floor. We all loved him, and people were going in and out of his room all the time. So at his last chemo, we sang him the song and we put the crown on his head and we blew the bubbles, and then I asked him, I said, "So what are you going to do now?" And he answered, "Make friends." And he did. He started volunteering and he made friends there, and he began going to a church and he made friends there, and at Christmas he invited my husband and me to a party in his apartment, and the place was filled with his friends. Claim your experience. Don't let it claim you. He decided that the meaning of his experience was to know the joy of friendship, and then learn to make friends.
Gold
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>>323133278
>I don't think the number of children you have would make you care about them individually less.
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>>323133278
>implying
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Found an interview with spoilers.

>http://www.radiolab.org/story/cathedral/
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>>323133663
>>323133730
maybe you really fucking like kids if you're willing to have 5 of them?
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>>323133560
>Every time I do a group activity I just end up being "The quiet guy"

Welp
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>>323128843
It makes sense to have a game about a dead kid be on a dead system.
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>>323132084
I played it back in high school because it was the least athletic of the forced athletic classes.
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>>323128186
>buy now
Why isn't it free?

Why are you advertising it?
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>>323128579
Why does he look like an uglier Chris Metzen?
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>>323134396
Maybe he's Catholic and can't use protection, or he's making sure he's got a quiver full of kids ready to outbreed the darkies. People have multiple kids for the stupidest reasons sometimes, it's not always about having plenty of love to go around.
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>>323128186
>muh cancer

holy fuck end it already

no i wont donate to your stupid fucking cause

no, no matter how much money you give to some pharmaceutical corporation they are not going to make a cure

how about you try figuring out why you got cancer in the first place you dumb fucking sheep
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>>323134982
>Maybe he's Catholic and can't use protection
That is the dumbest shit I've heard today
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>>323134718
hahahahaha
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>>323135105
Vatican roulette isn't protection.
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My kids are so young right now. This made me tear up thinking anything like this could happen. Never playing it.
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>>323130691
I never want to be a parent, but I can understand why.
Having children is like extending your life. Your memories are passed on to them, and they will be the only one to remember after you die.
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>>323134962
It's his older brother Keith Metzen
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>>323130487
Nah I think you're thinking about radio serials, sorta like an older kind of podcast
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>>323132714
Because there is no artform that can deliver the same amount of information and meaning from author to reader as a book.
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>>323135623
But why can't someone do something differently if they have the ability to?
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>>323135623
>from author to reader
That does narrow down the mediums, yeah. Way to stack the competition.
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This isn't a game, I'm sure its heartbreaking to have to live through your son being diagnosed with cancer, but this just isn't a game. Make a movie, write a book, make a comic series, I don't care, but a video game is not the medium this story should be told through, at least not in this fashion.
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>>323133170
ENB could make a game called That Eldritch: Stillbirth
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>>323136964
>This isn't a game
This is why it's going to be polygon's GOTY 2016
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>>323137809
It's made by a straight white couple. Even if the subject matter and story are 10/10 the developers are problematic with their white privilege and heteronormative sexuality.
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>>323129467
>the child would've wanted if he'd been old enough to understand
Shitposting aside
You don't know that
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>>323131471
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>>323135623
Objectively wrong.
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>>323128186
>his
I remember it being a collaboration between both parents OP.
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>>323128186
>Baby wins!
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I don't understand what they're trying to do with this game.
It kinda feels like that game, Coming Out Simulator, in that it's a complete waste of disk space and it serves to no other purpose than stroking the creator's ego, it's not interesting, it's not fun, the only thing that keeps you going is the fact that it's so short and it will be acclaimed by critics and retarded audience alike.
I understand that people are trying to turn videogames into something more than just things to entertain people, but your sad tearjerker story about a baby who has cancer is NOT the right way to do it.
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