So, a few days ago, Thank You For Playing was released on Steam. Here is the “About this Video” section from the Steam page:
When one-year-old Joel is diagnosed with terminal cancer, his father Ryan begins working on THAT DRAGON, CANCER, an artful video game to honor Joel’s life. Thank You For Playing follows Ryan and his family over two years through the game’s creation, offering an intimate, revolutionary glimpse into how the fusion of art and technology - in this case, a video game - can document profound human experiences in the modern age. Thank You For Playing is an independent documentary film, produced and directed by filmmakers Malika Zouhali-Worrall and David Osit. The Green family along with the rest of the production team behind the video game That Dragon, Cancer did not produce the documentary, although they are very honored to be the subjects of the film.
I just spent the last hour and a half watching this and honestly it is one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen in a while. I didn’t get past the first 10 minutes without crying… It’s a very sad film, but within that, it’s a very uplifting movie to remember the life of Joel. I found myself crying for basically the entire thing, but through my tears I definitely smiled more than I would’ve expected. This family turned such a horrible event into something that can give us hope and be thankful for all we have.