Apocalypse Maybe Sometime in A Few Years I Guess?

Well, that worked out well.

It seems like the Apocalypse Now video game, which launched on Kickstarter with the enticing subtitle (and this is absolutely true) “Like Fallout: New Vegas on acid in Vietnam,” isn’t going to be making its lofty $900,000 fundraising goal in the few days its campaign has left to go. It seems that American Zoetrope’s attempt to rekindle the spark of the original Vietnam War film didn’t go over as hugely as they might have expected. Despite this, that’s not the end of Apocalypse Now’s lofty goals. Funding for the game has shifted from Kickstarter over to the company’s own site, with the same fundraising tiers, no deadline, and a more direct line of communication to backers.

While it’s nice that they’re still giving it a shot, there’s something that makes me think that this Kickstarter was just a way to drum up interest in the game: the developers are now asking for $5.9 million as opposed to their original $900,000 Kickstarter goal. Considering they were pitching their original project as something that could be done with near-$1 million, it makes you wonder what they would have done if they actually reached their goal. There’s nothing wrong with needing more money, but being upfront about it would help with the whole “goodwill” thing you need for crowdfunding. Take it from someone who’s been there before.

Either way, Apocalypse Now (if all goes well) is set to come out in 2020. We think.

Source: Apocalypse Now