It was announced that a newly launched Kickstarter campaign is seeking funding to develop an Apocalypse Now game.
In order to start development on the Apocalypse Now game the developers are seeking $900 000, which is quite a bit of money. The game will be developed by American Zoetrope together with a team of developers that consists of some well-known industry veterans that have worked on games such as Fallout: New Vegas, The Withcher, Wasteland 2 but to name a few. The game will see players taking on the role of Captian Benjamin Williard on a mission to assassinate the renegade Colonel Walter E. Kurtz, and will tell it’s own version of the movie’s story.
“Forty years ago, I set out to make a personal art picture that could hopefully influence generations of viewers for years to come,” Coppola wrote in a prepared statement. “Today, I’m joined by new daredevils, a team who want to make an interactive version of Apocalypse Now, where you are Captain Benjamin Willard amidst the harsh backdrop of the Vietnam War. I’ve been watching video games grow into a meaningful way to tell stories, and I’m excited to explore the possibilities for Apocalypse Now for a new platform and a new generation.”
The game will be combining RPG mechanics with a cinematic narrative driven experience. Player’s will be able to make decisions independent of the original story line that will have lasting consequences.
“Throughout the course of the game, players will have the ability to make their own decisions independent of the original narrative,” according to the press release. “As players navigate the unspeakable horrors of the Vietnam War, their reactions to each situation will result in consequences that will alter their journey as the story unfolds. Every decision matters, and each player will tell their own story.”
Should the team be able to pull this off it could make for an intriguing and engrossing game that gives us an in-depth look at the realities of war.
The game is set for release in October 2020 although it will be available with early access in 2019.