Apocalypse Now Game In-Engine Video Released
Ashley Allen / 3 years ago
One of the most intriguing Kickstarter game projects ever launched, an adaptation of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 cult classic Vietnam war movie Apocalypse Now, now has a new in-engine teaser trailer. The game version of Apocalypse Now is being developed by Framestore Ventures and American Zoetrope and boasts talents who have worked on the likes of Far Cry, Fallout: New Vegas, and Wasteland 2.
Of the Apocalypse Now’s gameplay and mission, the developer says:
“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.
You will play Captain Willard.
And you have a mission, but between receiving your mission in the hotel room and meeting Colonel Kurtz, how you journey upriver on PBR Streetgang is up to you.
You will engage in dialog, like in most roleplaying games, but you are a Special Forces operative, so your dialog will be like Captain Willard’s dialog.
You aren’t chatty, you get to the point, but you are friendly and charming when you want to be. You are alienated. You are entertaining alternate points-of-view about the war and the world.
But you are also an assassin.
An assassin doesn’t fire their weapon unless they have to.
So you will creep through the jungle.”
The Apocalypse Now game has raised $146,154 (at the time of writing) of its $900,000 goal on Kickstarter with 23 days left to run.