HopeLab: Re-Mission

Hope for cancer patients now comes in the form of a video game, thanks to a non-profit organization called HopeLab. Founded in 2001 to help improve the quality of life of young people with chronic illness through scientific research into innovative n

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Hope for cancer patients now comes in the form of a video game, thanks to a non-profit organization called HopeLab. Founded in 2001 to help improve the quality of life of young people with chronic illness through scientific research into innovative new forms of treatment, HopeLab teamed with medical experts, psychologists, game developers and real cancer patients to create Re-Mission, a unique and fun 3D shooter specially designed to educate young cancer patients about their disease while strengthening them with a sense of power as they blast away cancer cells. And to assist in the free distribution of the game, interactive agency Zugara was enlisted to create Re-Mission.net, a warm and open online community for teens and young adults living with cancer to support each other. "The game is initially what drove the site," says Zugara CEO Matthew Szymczyk. "Our mission was to build a site and community where cancer patients could learn about their condition in an interactive manner. "Most of our work revolves around selling material goods and experiences to the consumer, like the game promotion we do for Sony PlayStation, Square Enix and Tecmo. But here, we were building an online experience for an educational purpose. Our greatest motivator in doing this project was that we were working to create something special."
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Apr 07, 2006
Site Design:
Zugara
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HopeLab
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Zugara
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