Friday the 13th Game Hits Funding Goal, Sleeping Bag Kill Unlocked

The multiplayer PC, Xbox One, and PS4 game is slated to arrive in October 2016.


Friday the 13th: The Game

Just three days before it was scheduled to end, the Kickstarter campaign for a "brutal" new Friday the 13th game starring Jason Voorhees has met its funding goal. The campaign started in October, asking for $700,000, a funding goal that has now been exceeded, with total contributions of $713,390 at press time.

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"Jason has been unleashed! THANK YOU ALL!!!!," reads an update on the game's Kickstarter page.

Friday the 13th: The Game, as it's being called, is in development at Gun Media and Illfonic with the full support of franchise creator Sean Cunningham. It's a third-person, asymmetrical multiplayer game for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The hook is that one player controls Jason Voorhees, while seven others take control of camp counselors who are attempting to survive the night.

With $700,000 in funding now achieved, developers will add a new "Sleeping Bag Kill" from the movies to the game. A variety of other stretch goals include new kills and more, including Mirror Smash ($725,000) and Head Crush ($750,000) kills, as well as new Jason character skins ($875,000) and a single-player mode ($1.625 million). Friday the 13th: The Game's Kickstarter campaign ends on November 13, though it's possible developers will continue to accept funds through other means.

The game takes place in a "semi-open world" of Camp Crystal Lake from the film series. "It's a classic horror fan's dream, no shaky cam, no found footage," developers said as part of the original announcement in October. "We want you to know we're revitalizing the golden era of slashers, and putting you at the controls of each horrific, blood-splattered moment."

"We're not interested in compromising what made the film franchise so popular," the studio added. "We're interested in building precisely what we, as fans, want. The ultimate Friday the 13th experience. Blood, guts, gore, brutal kills, and more. You want an experience true to the films, and so do we. It's about creative control and delivering the best game we can. We want to share that control, with you, not a publisher."

Friday the 13th: The Game is tentatively scheduled to launch in October 2016 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. You can guarantee yourself a copy of the game by pledging at least $25. For lots more, be sure to check out the game's Kickstarter.


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