New Cancer-Fighting Game App Goes Global: Re-Mission 2 – Nanobot’s Revenge

This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

An incredible game recently came through my inbox that I couldn’t wait to share with you, in hope that this info will be shared with those in need.  Yep, as the title suggests, this is a game (smartphone/tablet app) that is supposed to help fight cancer.

Granted, this game won’t cure cancer all on its own, but as the saying goes, every little bit helps, right?

Geared towards teens and young adult, Cigna and HopeLab teamed up to create six ground-breaking online games based on current cancer treatments.  The idea is to help the patient fight their disease by boosting the player’s positive emotions, increase their self-efficacy (believing their own ability to fight cancer) and shift attitudes about chemotherapy, in hopes of bettering the patient’s adherence to prescribed treatments.


Playing games to help cure cancer?

This game was developed based on brain-imaging studies that were published by HopeLab and Stanford University in 2012, with the intentions of boosting the patient’s positive motivation on the success of their treatments.

So now global health service company Cigna is on their own mission: to get HopeLab’s research-based cancer-fighting game app Re-Mission 2: Nanobot’s Revenge onto the phones and tablets of every young cancer patient in the world.  Its free and available on both Android and Apple (iOS) platforms (not known whether this game will be later developed for Windows or Blackberry smartphone platforms.)

Child playing Re-Mission 2

As shown below, the game’s hero is a Nanobot that kills cancer cells with the player’s help (improving positive motivation in the player,) and can be played virtually anywhere you can use a smartphone/tablet, including waiting rooms, treatment clinics and at home.

Playing Re-Mission 2: Nanobot's Revenge

I haven’t had a chance to download this game myself, and even if I did, I wouldn’t be able to give it a fair rating; but from everything I’ve read about it, it sounds like a fun, well-developeded game that empowers the player.  If you know of a teen or young adult in need of a positive boost, this game could help.


Nanobot's Revenge on iTunesWant to download this free game?  You can find Re-Mission 2: Nanobot’s Revenge on Android’s Google Play store and in the iTunes’ App Store.

Living in Superman’s Metropolis (aka Toronto, Canada), Aeryn Lynne found a way to entirely over-share everything she loves, and make a career out of it! Ultimately a geek, she waxes poetically over technology, squees over comic art, hunts down the nerdiest places to visit and literally sparkles, thanks to her makeup addiction. Read More…

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6 Comments on “New Cancer-Fighting Game App Goes Global: Re-Mission 2 – Nanobot’s Revenge

Elizabeth L
August 27, 2013 at 7:53 pm

What an awesome app! I should show this to my sister who has Leukemia, I am sure she would love it!

Lyne Proulx
August 27, 2013 at 8:01 pm

That’s a great App! Very smart to have created it, I am sure it will make a positive impact on cancer patient.

Sarah Lynn
August 27, 2013 at 8:30 pm

This game sounds like a lot of fun – I can totally see how being able to kill cancer cells would give a positive boost to patients.

August 28, 2013 at 7:37 am

Wow – what will they think of next? This is great!

Tammy @inRdream
August 28, 2013 at 9:25 am

Positive thinking can go a long way!

Margarita Ibbott ~ @DownshiftingPRO
August 28, 2013 at 11:23 am

So sharing this post on every platform. Thanks Aeryn…


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