The American War is a first person shooter that takes place during the Vietnam conflict. The narrative is told through comic book panels from the perspective of a US Veteran recounting his experience. The accuracy of this account is dubious, twisted by trauma and the use of military stimulants.
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May 17, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We would like to make our game available on Early Access as being a small development studio of two and our fans input is very important to us. Having previously only developed mobile titles creating a fully fledged Steam game is a very big achievement for us and our fans that have made this jump possible!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We hope to have the title remain in Early Access release for around 12 months but it may exceed this. We have worked very hard to have something substantial available for the Early Access build. We hope that this proves Posh Toffee games dedication to fully realising the final vision for the game.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“For the full version of "The American War" we are planning to offer allot more content than our Early Access build.

In the full release we are planning to have a fleshed out museum with unlockable content that will allow the players to learn more about the Vietnam conflict as they play. Substantial work is also going into making sure the gameplay as fluid as possible so many more combat features will also be added.

In the final release, we are planning to have more missions (10 instead of the current 5) including comic book style intro and outro cutscenes and an engaging narrative.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version of "The American War" contains five missions and a prologue scene with comic book style cutscenes. A museum scene is also available that allows the player to learn more about the Vietnam conflict as they unlock content while playing the main game.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game will be sold at a reduced price during its Early Access phase as our fans and community's input is invaluable to us and we understand that as a customer you would not like to pay full price for an unfinished product.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The Posh Toffee Games team will have a member that will be managing our community engagement and who will creating as many channels as possible for us to hear your feedback! Developers like myself will also be available and exited to hear from you all.

We are planning to have a thriving Discord server as well as all of the social media pages you would expect. These will be managed by our team and the feedback will be actioned upon and taken sincerely.”
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About This Game

The American War will explore a different side of the Vietnam conflict including the horrors of combat as well as some of the lesser-known ramifications.

The narrative is told from the perspective of a US Veteran recounting his experience. The accuracy of this account is dubious, twisted by trauma and the use of military prescribed stimulants. Gameplay will be intercut with comic book style panels to tell this story.

In terms of gameplay The American War is an old school style shooter. Stimulants will be a twist on the gameplay offering an opportunity to get an edge and recover health in combat while on the other hand blurring the lines between reality and visions.

There are collectables scattered throughout levels that will unlock historical information in the Museum based around what you experience.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game contains references to the war crimes committed during the war in Vietnam. There are horror themes and violence.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Core i5-7500 / Ryzen 5 1600
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1650
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Built In
    • VR Support: No

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