Apocalypse Now: The Video Game On Kickstarter

Erebus LLC has set up a Kickstarter campaign for a video game adaption of Apocalypse Now. The dev team, which is composed of industry veterans who have developed for titles such as Fallout: New Vegas, Wasteland 2, and Far Cry will be lending their talents towards adapting Apocalypse Now into a psychological horror game with RPG elements, encouraging stealth and resource management over run-and-gun gameplay, and allowing the player to develop Captain Willard to suit their playstyle.

While it can certainly be a daunting task to try and adapt Apocalypse Now into a functioning, and more importantly enjoyable, video game, on paper, at least, it seems the dev team is taking a pretty decent attempt at adapting the property into an interactive media.



8 Responses to “Apocalypse Now: The Video Game On Kickstarter”

  1. Disco says:

    But I dont want to be Willard, I want to be Kurtz.

    I want to build my own army and set myself up as a god while massacring the North Vietnamese.

    Like MGSV where initially I follow Army orders and recruit my own Army totally divorced from the Big Army. They send people and I have to defend.

    Like Scarface the game kind of. Instead of dying I get to kill Willard and use stolen SAMs to take down the Air Cav.

    In online mode I could Ally with my friends and try to conquer my foes

  2. Stu says:

    I don’t think this game should be made.

    I have nothing against the movie or videogames, and I am neither dove nor hawk.

    I am probably just upset that most of Hollywood and now certain videogame companies have kind of either never had the focus, or have totally lost it, in regards to what people in the military actually do.

    It’s almost like they either do little to no fact checking at all. Yes, it is a movie or videgame, but when they try make the weapons realistic while making everyone in uniform look like a psychopathic monster then there should be some issues raised.

  3. Stepan1983 says:

    There is a game series about Vietnam + horror, called Shellshock. The first part is arcadish typical console third-person shooter with a lot of gore. And it was quite fun by the way. In one of the missions you even storm the brothel with Vietcong prostitutes. The second game was FPS about Vietnam AND FEKING ZOMBIES!!1! with a lot of QTE and it was absolute failure.

  4. Mike Nomad says:

    Looks like they want $900K now, and another $5Mil over some undefined course of time. Damn, they totally get the reality thing as it applied to the Vietnam Experience. Good Job, developers!

    However, I will be passing on getting into the experience. As others have mentioned, I too want to be able to play as Kurtz. Also, it doesn’t look like that as Willard, I would get an opportunity to surf.

  5. Dellis says:

    The gamin industry is kinda sucking wind now. The great games ended when the gaming community could no longer produce their own maps and mods, like way back with the early Call of Duty series. My buds and I still play COD cause of all the maps and mods available.

    The Battlefield series was great also but the new battlefield 1 sucks bad.

    I re-visit the oldies and moldies, Unreal Tournament, Wolfenstein, even System Shock was revised

  6. tictac says:

    I love playing around with indie games. They experiment with stuff that large developers wouldn’t dare.

    For all the tactical shooter guys there’s an upcoming indie game called Ground Branch, that looks like a modern version of old school Ghost Recon. Looks pretty cool.

  7. Everyone gets everything he wants. I wanted a mission, and for my sins, they gave me one. Brought it up to me like room service. It was a real choice mission, and when it was over, I never wanted another.