The upcoming film, which raised polarizing opinions in some video game circles, crossed the needed $60,000 goal during the evening on Thursday, May 22.
"I don't really know where to start, but going through this with my last project I never felt so much gratitude in hearing how many people enjoyed it, it was something I am not used to, that was a big passion project that finally was able to finish," director Dave Danzara stated on Facebook moments after the funding goal was reached. "With No Princess in the Castle I want to challenge myself and really get something i intended to do with the last film, but with limited funds was unable to. I am so grateful for the people who stood by this, believed in it, and supported it."
The Kickstarter continues to run until Monday, May 26. While the initial reached goal means the film can now go into production, additional funds can bring extra animation, music and potentially even a celebrity voice-over should additional benchmarks be reached before the funding deadline, according to the project's Kickstarter page.
No Princess in the Castle will feature the stories of women from a variety of backgrounds in the video game world, including programmers such as Rebecca Heineman and Brenda Romero to competitive gamers such as Ciji Thornton and Hollyanne Setola to authors such as Genese Davis and world record holding gamers such as Caitlin Oliver and Elizabeth Leffler.
It is slated for a 2016 release, according to the film's IMDb page.
Among the remaining awards for Kickstarter supporters include various producer and special thanks credits and limited edition posters, trading cards and t-shirts, as well as pre-orders for digital downloads and Blu-Ray discs of the film upon release.