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No camper is safe now that Friday the 13th: The Game has surpassed its funding goal. The team at Gun Media are likely breathing a sigh of relief at this point, as the target was surpassed with less than two days left in the campaign.
You’ve likely heard by now that a scrappy group of developers and classic horror movie fans were in the market to create a new game based on the slasher series, Friday the 13th. The team was on the lookout for $700,000 to fund the project through Kickstarter and, with just 32 hours left on the clock, they’ve met that goal.
Supported by 11,149 backers, the brutal antics of Jason Voorhees will be made into a video game as the crowdfunding project has drawn in a solid $749,081. That was according to the official Kickstarter listing as of this writing, so numbers are likely to have gone up even further at this point.
To answer your question, yes, that was none other than Adam Sessler talking up the development team, as he recently got involved with the project and has helped spread the word about the Friday the 13th Game. He’s been pretty involved for a while now, even appearing on podcasts like The Nerdist’s Indoor Kids to explain why he decided to get so excited for a trip to Camp Crystal Lake. As for why gamers should be excited, here’s the brief description of the game:
For the first time since 1989, you have the opportunity to help bring a Friday the 13th video game to life! Stalk camp counselors across Crystal Lake as Jason Voorhees, or assume the role of a helpless camper and attempt to survive the night. Come be a part of this incredible moment in video game and horror history! We definitely can't do it without you.
It sounds like the game will take a nod from other series such as Evolve or even Left 4 Dead. Players won’t be mowing Jason down with a bunch of rad guns, but the idea of a group of players trying to survive against a massive brute with a machete certainly seems appealing. One player will have access to Jason’s counselor-chasing abilities while everyone else takes part in in a deadly game of hide and seek as they try to escape the camp before Mr. Voorhees picks them off one by one.
Now that the game has cleared its Kickstarter goal, all we have left to do is wait for the game to actually launch…Eventually.