A video game to help people cope with grief

This article was originally on eHospice.

“We made a video game that’s hard to play. It will never be a blockbuster. People have to prepare themselves to invest emotionally in a story that they know will break their hearts. But when our hearts break, they heal a little differently. My broken heart has been healing with a new and a deeper compassion — a desire to sit with people in their pain, to hear their stories and try to help tell them so that they know that they’re seen. We made a video game that’s hard to play. But that feels just right to me, because the hardest moments of our lives change us more than any goal we could ever accomplish. Tragedy has shifted my heart more than any dream I could ever see come true.” – Amy Green, creator of the video game ‘That Dragon, Cancer’

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A plot that tugs at your heart, lifelike graphics, a simple impactful message. The message of  World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2017: Universal Health Coverage and Palliative Care – Don’t leave those suffering behind, can be relayed in the form of a game. Email us at aphn@aphn.org to let us know what activities will you be having to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care.

Published on: 27 August, 2017 | Last modified: 27 August, 2017