This morning we learned via Twitter that the documentary based on That Dragon, Cancer titled Thank You For Playing is being released in select theaters on March 18th followed by a release to digital services on the 29th.
Two independent filmmakers have documented the lives of the Green family during the development process of the game. It premiered during the Tribeca Film Festival in April of last year, where it was nominated for “Best Documentary Feature”. Since then, there have been many screenings of the film where it has continued to make an impact on the audience, it was also nominated for a Cinema Eye Honors Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design or Animation” and even won an award for “Best Documentary” at the Twin Cities Film Fest.
To bring this film to viewers everywhere Malika and David began the process through their Kickstarter page. With only 4 days left until the funding ends and they are at $26,571 with a goal of $35,000. Naturally there are rewards for your support, some of them being a download of the game and even a copy of the film on Blu Ray or DVD. Donating anything above $200 grants you the opportunity to book a screening of the film for your Church, Company, or Non-Profit Organization.
That Dragon, Cancer is a video game which was developed by Ryan Green and his independent development company that is based on the life of his son Joel who was diagnosed with cancer only a year later after his birth. Since its release on January 12th (which would’ve been Joel’s birthday) the game has continued to bring tears to the eyes of the gaming community and prove that video games are not just for entertainment and that they can be a work of art as well. If you want to know more about the game you can find our review here.