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That Dragon, Cancer launches on Jan. 12

The tribute to the creator's son will release on Windows, Mac and Ouya

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That Dragon, Cancer, the point-and-click adventure game and memorial to the five-year-old son of its creator, will launch on Jan. 12, developer Numinous Games announced today.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified the launch date.

Backed a year ago on Kickstarter with more than $100,000, That Dragon, Cancer will release for Windows PC and Mac on Steam and will be available for Ouya through the Razer Cortex Storefront. Pre-orders are currently available through the game's official website.

Ryan Green and Josh Larson are the game's creators. Green's son, Joel, died in March 2014 after battling cancer since his birth. Green's project and the enormous sympathy for him and his family generated a great deal of interest in That Dragon, Cancer, including a documentary that was shown at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

In April, Green told Polygon that a project that began as an intensely personal statement is now something "that goes beyond my story to myself," and is meant to speak to others who have gone through cancer treatment or supported those who have.

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