Gun Media has announced that its Kickstarter campaign for funding Friday the 13th: The Game has been successful. The studio was asking for $700,000 and raised over $800,000 in pledges.
Friday the 13th: The Game is being designed as an “asymmetrical multiplayer experience.” This means that one player will be able to take the role of the deformed, murderous giant Jason Voorhees while all other players don the roles of various 80’s teen stereotypes that try to avoid him. Needless to say, this attempt at transposing the cult classic film franchise to a video game has a lot more promise than the ones we’ve seen in the past.
Many big names are also involved in the project, such as the original director of Friday the 13th Sean S. Cunningham, legendary horror special effect artist Tom Savini, and ex-gaming press personality Adam Sessler. As wel as the seasoned developers of IllFonic.
So with an interesting concept and a star-studded roster of supporters, why are we expressing regret that this game reached its funding goal? It’s because the terror has returned to Camp Crystal Lake! Just playing. We’re ecstatic that this game got the funding it needed.
To celebrate reaching this goal, Gun Media has released extremely early pre-alpha footage, showing the game’s state. It’s important to keep in mind that the game is still in early development. But even though it’s still early, Friday the 13th: The Game is showing a lot of promise.
Friday the 13th: The Game is due out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2016.