The Apocalypse Now game looks to stay true to Coppola’s film
Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now is a classic, so much so that some developers started a Kickstarter with a $900,000 goal to develop the classic film into a video game. As of writing this, the Kickstarter has only reached $140,000 of its goal, but there’s still plenty of time. You can find the page right here. In an effort to generate hype about the game, the developers have released some rough test footage of what the game will be like. Check it out:
The developers have also had this to say about the game:
We’re making a first-person perspective survival and horror game with strong roleplaying elements.
No open world. No long walks. No twitch shooting. All tension. All tactical decision making. Some outcomes determined by Player skill and some by Character skill. Psychological decision making in your dialogues with other characters.
And a heavy emphasis on an RPG-like narrative with branching outcomes.
You will explore the jungles and rivers of Vietnam in first person perspective. You join a crew of “rock and rollers with one foot in their grave”.
It’s like Fallout: New Vegas on acid in the middle of the Vietnam War.
Your ultimate mission is to assassinate Colonel Kurtz, a rogue American officer who is accused of forming a private army and operating “totally beyond the pale of any acceptable human conduct.”
Combat is often your last resort; the wise soldier will avoid the ever-looming enemy at all costs.
Maintaining resources and relationships is key to your survival and your success.
What do you guys think of the footage? Are you going to be contributing to the project? Are there any scenes from the film you’d like to see in the game? We’d love to hear your thoughts, so join in on the conversation in the comments below!