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A Gamer's Journey: The Definitive History of Shenmue

A project in Goderich, Canada by Adam Sipione

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A documentary film about the groundbreaking video game Shenmue and the impact it had on the gaming community.
Backers: 1034
Average Pledge Per Backer: $51 CAD

Funded: $53,013 CAD of $25,000 CAD
Dates: Jul 23rd -> Aug 23rd (31 days)
Project By: Adam Sipione
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Latest News

We did it!

August 23rd - via:
We are happy to announce that we are officially funded! Over double our original goal, too. This film is happening, and thanks to your support it will be the best version it can be. People who selected the blu ray copy of the film will get: The... (Read More)

Home Stretch

August 20th - via:
Hello everyone We are in the final days of our campaign and we couldn’t be happier. Our entire team is beyond excited that we will soon be travelling to Japan so we can tell this amazing story. There is a lot of buzz happening in the Shenmue world... (Read More)

Spanish Translation

August 10th - via:
Hello everyone, We are very pleased to announce that Shenmue fan Victor Gonzalez has agreed to translate the film in Spanish. There will now be an option for Spanish subtitles when the film is ready. Gracias, Victor! In regards to other languages: We... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Update!

August 10th - via:
The shout out from the official Shenmue 3 Kickstarter page saw a huge number of new backers and we are now past the $35,000 stretch goal!This is amazing for so many reasons. We went in to this campaign with confidence in our abilities but we didn't... (Read More)

Stretch Goal!

August 5th - via:
 Thanks to all of our new backers and backers who upgraded their pledge. We recently passed the $30,000 mark and unlocked the Extended Fan Edition stretch goal :) So what does this mean?Aside from the standard 90 minute version, backers of the... (Read More)

We just hit 500 backers!

August 2nd - via:
500 backers and still 20 days to go. How many Shenmue fans can we get on board??Thank you so much to everyone who helped us get this far.  Since the tradition began in March 2012, Shenmue fans have been descending upon Twitter on the 3rd day of each... (Read More)

1 Week

July 30th - via:
Hello everyone!It has officially been one week since we launched our campaign and in that time so many awesome things have happened:We raised 20k in the first 24 hoursWe received TONS of positive responses to our new trailerOur campaign was shared on... (Read More)

We hit our target goal!

July 29th - via:
Thank you to all our generous backers who believed in the project and helped us hit our target goal in under a week! Keep an eye out tomorrow as we will be adding some new rewards and updates to our stretch goals. You asked and we listened :)  (Read More)

An unfortunate update

July 25th - via:
To our generous backers and supporters thus far, We are beyond grateful for all the support and positivity in the responses around our latest trailer and the Kickstarter campaign in general. Seeing the community I’m part of come together behind my... (Read More)

The first 24 hours

July 24th - via:
The project went live 24 hours ago and we are SO close to our target goal. Wow. I am genuinely amazed at how well this was received. I thought this was going to be a slow burn for the 31 days the project active but I was wrong. The fan community... (Read More)

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