Right in time for Halloween, Friday the 13th: The Game has launched on Kickstarter.
Being developed by Gun Media, the project is looking for $700,000 to make the base game, with some unknown stretch goals also available. According to the Kickstarter page, it will be a multiplayer 1v7 title, where one player takes on the role of Jason, and the rest of the players take on the roles of camp counselors who need to work as a team to survive. The developer seems pretty excited to let players play as such an iconic killer:
You get to play as Jason. Let’s say that again. YOU GET TO PLAY AS JASON! You get to stalk camp counselors in Camp Crystal Lake and brutally kill in new and inventive ways (as well as some that will seem all too familiar). Grab a counselor in a choke hold, pick them up off the ground, and smash their face into a tree. Repeatedly. Or how about lifting a counselor up above your head as they kick and scream, holding them aloft long enough to walk near a rack of farm spikes to slam your victim down upon them? Yes, you get to do that because that’s what Jason does. He’s an unflinching, brutal killing force; the ultimate predator, and for the first time ever YOU control this horror icon.
Some people who actually worked on the Friday the 13th movies are involved with the project, and so far, at the time of writing, it has raised over $163,000 and still has 31 days to go. A campy announcement trailer has also been released and can be seen above.
The Kickstarter also mentions that Slasher Vol 1: Summer Camp, which Gun Media announced last year, was sort of the foundation for Friday the 13th: The Game, as the developer “decided to upgrade our plans for Summer Camp and embrace the Friday the 13th video game license.” In other words, Summer Camp transformed into Friday the 13th, so don’t expect Summer Camp to be released.
You can visit the Kickstarter page here to get more information or donate to it. Friday the 13th: The Game should be out sometime in October 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, if everything goes to plan.