'Apocalypse Now' Kickstarter Abandoned; Developers Seeking For $5 Million On New Crowdfunding Page

16 February 2017, 8:30 am EST By Nicole T. Mobile & Apps
Developers of 'Apocalypse Now' are hoping to garner $5 million after they have abandoned their Kickstarter page that has failed to acquire the initial amount they are seeking.  ( Blending Cool/Youtube Screenshot )

The developers of "Apocalypse Now" are hopeful that they can create an AAA game experience based on the Francis Ford Coppola movie. The intention was first announced in January. To create the game, they have set up a Kickstarter campaign, but now it has moved to another site.

Developers of "Apocalypse Now" have moved the campaign to Apocalypsenow.com. According to Coppola's American Zoetrope, the shift was done for a "deeper connection" to the game's fans. In addition, their new crowdfunding site allows them to acquire their needed figure without a deadline.

Apparently, "Apocalypse Now's" Kickstarter page is still live. However with just a few days more left, they abandoned it to move to their new site according to GameSpot. The initial amount they were seeking was $900,000. The Kickstarter they started only acquired a little over $170,000.

Moving to their new crowdfunding page, they are asking help to collect $5.9 million. IGN reported that it currently has garnered $62,765.

"Apocalypse Now" makers are asking for the $5.9 million to create "an authentic game that people want to play." That was according to game director Montgomery Markland, who had worked before on games for Ubisoft and Sega.

Erebus, the developers of the game, has the support of Francise Ford Coppola himself. Coppola created the movie of the same name back in 1979. It's an American epic war film that surrounds an army captain assigned to assassinate a colonel who has gone insane.

Apocalypsenow.com describes the game as "like 'Fallout: New Vegas' on acid in Vietnam." The description also says that players will be an assassin who's been given the most dangerous and most controversial mission in U.S. history.

Of course, fans will be able to get real-time updates from the developers. They are hoping "Apocalypse Now" will be released in 2020.

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