Apocalypse Now: a game based on the classic Vietnam war film
Authorized game adaptation from key team members of titles such as Fallout: New Vegas, Wasteland 2, Far Cry, and a host of RPGs
Apocalypse Now is being designed as 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. You have a mission, but between receiving your mission in the hotel room and meeting Colonel Kurtz, how you journey upriver on PBR Street-gang is up to you.
You will engage in dialog, like in most role-playing 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.
You are also an assassin. An assassin doesn’t fire their weapon unless they have to. So you will creep through the jungle. You will engage in what everyone calls “stealth gameplay.” Your sneaking will be based on both your personal skill and your character skills (which will be built out by you as you gain experience during your journey up the river).
Authors Note & Kickstarter Link:
If you are a fan of the classic movie, or just a fan of epic games, I think this game potentially could be one of the best games we see on Kickstarter this year. Since the developers cash goal is $900,000 USD, I have high expectations.
Games aren’t cheap to produce. Especially ones that have such big shoes to fill like this one. If you’d like to help make this Apocalyptic vision a reality, you can back it on Kickstarter here Now!