Innovative Solutions: Re-Mission 2
Re-Mission 2 is a collection of online games that help young people with cancer fight their disease. Each game puts players inside the human body to defeat cancer, using weapons like chemotherapy, antibiotics and the body’s natural defenses. The games are designed to motivate players to stick to their treatments by boosting self-efficacy and positive emotions and by shifting attitudes about chemotherapy.
Both scientific studies and qualitative user research conducted on the original Re-Mission informed the design of each Re-Mission 2 game. HopeLab also worked with young people with cancer at hospitals across the country to develop every aspect of Re-Mission 2.
In 2014, Re-Mission 2: Nanobot’s Revenge, our cancer-fighting mobile app for iOS and Android, won a prestigious Parents’ Choice Gold Award and a Common Sense Media Award, receiving the highest rating for learning potential and engagement. These awards mean a great deal to HopeLab and the entire team that helped build Re-Mission 2, including medical professionals, game developers, and – most importantly – young cancer patients.
We’re grateful for their input and expertise.