The team behind the recently announced Apocalypse Now game have cancelled their Kickstarter campaign, and instead opted for their own crowdfunding platform. The project was originally seeking $900,000 USD in funding, but it only gained $173,599 USD after three weeks. It seemed unlikely to gain the remaining 80.7 percent in the nine days the campaign had left.
"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," developer Erebus stated. "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."
Unlike Kickstarter, this campaign won’t have a deadline. Erebus intends to use the site to keep backers and fans informed throughout the entirety of the game’s development. A new fundraising goal has been set too, to the tune of $5M USD.
"We are making a unique interactive experience with the Apocalypse Now video game - it's like Fallout: New Vegas on acid in Vietnam," game director Montgomery Markland added. "The Apocalypse Now team plans to raise $5 million to produce an authentic game that the people want to play."
Industry veterans are set to work on the game, including designers, directors, and writers for games like Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity, and Wasteland 2.