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'Video Games: The Movie' meets crowdfunding goal, stretch goals include celebrity narration and score

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Mediajuice Studios' in-progress documentary Video Games: The Movie met its $60,000 funding goal on Kickstarter late yesterday, which will allow the studio to complete post-production on the film and aim for a handful of newly-announced stretch goals.

Funding will be used to wrap up editing, the creation of motion graphics and the film's score, as well as to purchase licenses for archived game clips.

Stretch goals include a $80,000 target to have a celebrity narrate the film, the use of popular songs for $100,000 and a score created by a well-known band or composer for $120,000.

Video Games: The Movie, under the direction of Jeremy Snead, will take a look at how games are made and marketed, and will delve into the gaming culture and community that consumes them. The film will address current events and popular topics in the video game industry, including the ongoing debate regarding a link between video games and violence, games as a form of art and the next generation of gaming.

Well-known industry figures featured in the full-length documentary include Gearbox Software's Randy Pitchford, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, Blizzard Entertainment chief creative officer Rob Pardo, Epic Games vice president Mark Rein, Gaikai founder David Perry and Cliff Bleszinski. Mediajuice Studios plans to conduct further interviews at E3 2013 in Los Angeles early next month.

"Video Games: The Movie is about an industry that I grew up with and love, the video game industry," said Snead in a press statement. "We want people to gain an understanding of our industry and we want to dispel many of the outlandish fallacies that currently plague it.

"The crowd funding route allowed us to go out to a community of like-minded people, who are as passionate about this industry as we are," he added. "We are eternally grateful to them for helping to bring this movie to the silver screen. Thank you."

The campaign for Video Games: The Movie will continue until June 18.