In the battle against the deadly cancer disease one non-profit organization called HopeLab designed a series of mini-games to help patients. The game “Re-Mission” was first introduced back in 2006 and now the collection of mini-games has proven to have an incredible positive impact on cancer patients, especially on young children.
The purpose of the mini-games is to kill the evil cancer cells with the use of special nanobots equipped with a variety of powerful weapons. The games utilize the theory for positive reinforcement and help patients better understand their condition, how it could be fought and stick to their treatment regimens. In a 2008 study it was proven that the “Re-Mission” game is actively stimulating the positive motivation areas of the human brain and gives players a sense of hope as well as control over their condition. The developers from “HopeLab” are currently working on newer and more interactive versions of the game. You can check out the games here: http://www.re-mission2.org/