In late January, Kickstarter showed that they were taking donations for a survival horror rendition of the classic movie Apocalypse Now. So Far, nothing has gone as planned for the game.
Three weeks after launch, Apocalypse Now studio Erebus LLC ultimately ended the Kickstarter campaign due to the fact that it only raised a tad over $60,000. While the campaign may officially stay open, Erebus is moving fundraising efforts to its website, seeking $5 million. The hope is to give Erebus complete independence from traditional video game publishers.
According to the project’s original Kickstarter page, the plan is for this game to loosely follow the structure of the film. Players will step into the shoes of Captain Benjamin Willard and help him complete the task of assassinating Colonel Walter E. Kurtz. While the game stays with the timeline of the film, players will be able to make their own decisions during the course of the game which may impact how certain major movie moments play out.
According to the team, this new total reflects the amount required in order to create “an authentic game that the people want to play.” As for the new website, the team claims that it will help them better communicate with the people supporting this project so that they can easily take in feedback and provide updates.
There appears to be no real time limit to this new fundraiser, however, the team has plenty of time to meet their goal. Are you interested in an Apocalypse Now game?