Apocalypse Now Game Cancels Kickstarter; New Campaign Starts Elsewhere
After three weeks on Kickstarter and falling short of its goal, American Zoetrope has elected to move the Apocalypse Now game’s crowdfunding campaign to a privately owned website.
A video game adaptation of Apocalypse Now was recently announced with an ambitious Kickstarter campaign. However, it seems the developer has decided to remove the campaign from the popular crowdfunding website.
The campaign, which was originally looking to raise $900,000.00 for full funding of the game based on Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 vision, only ended up raking in $173,599.00 over the course of the last three weeks. Following an underperformance on Kickstarter, developer American Zoetrope has decided to move the crowdfunding campaign to its own website, this time without an undetermined deadline for its new goal of $5,900,000.00.
According to American Zoetrope, the move aims to bring supporters closer to the process over the course of the game’s development.
“ApocalypseNow.com will be an engaging space where fans and backers can get the latest updates, communicate with the team making the game and continue to support the project through the entirety of the game’s development cycle. The team will rely on this dialogue with the community to help them to create an Apocalypse Now game worthy of the motion picture in every way.”
Boasting the support of developers from games like Wasteland 2, Torment: Tides of Numenera, The Witcher, and Fallout: New Vegas, there is a strong list of notable people working on Apocalypse Now. Game Director Montgomery Markland added that he feels the new crowdfunding goal will help American Zoetrope to truly create the game it wants and that fans want.
“We are making a unique interactive experience with the Apocalypse Now video game – it’s like Fallout: New Vegas on acid in Vietnam. The Apocalypse Now team plans to raise $5 million to produce an authentic game that the people want to play.”
At this time, the newly established campaign has raised $59,100.00 with 161 pledges. The game is expected to be complete in 2020.