Amy Green

A video game to cope with grief

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When Amy Green's young son was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, she made up a bedtime story for his siblings to teach them about cancer. What resulted was a video game, "That Dragon, Cancer," which takes players on a journey they can't win. In this beautiful talk about coping with loss, Green brings joy and play to tragedy. "We made a game that's hard to play," she says, "because the hardest moments of our lives change us more than any goal we could ever accomplish."

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Amy Green · Video game designer

Amy Green creates narrative video games that focus on innovative stories.

Amy Green creates narrative video games that focus on innovative stories.