Can a slasher flick be adapted into a game? I guess we will find out soon enough – if Gun Media have its way. The game studio has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring Friday the 13th into the gaming world, backed by several ‘horror legends’, including the original flick’s director, Sean S. Cunningham and special effects makeup artist, Tom Savini, Kane Hodder who was ’Jason Voorhees’ of Friday the 13th Part 7-10 and the original score composer, Harry Mandfredini. Officially dubbed Friday the 13th: The Game, Gun Media’s bold undertaking is a third-person, asymmetrical multiplayer game where you can choose to play as Jason Voorhees who has only one agenda on his mind: to stalk camp counselors (and eventually, brutally killing them, obviously), or as one of the seven control camp counselors attempting to survive the night.
It is much like your regular MMORPG, but with a twist where one player is going up against seven, or seven versus one, depending which role you take. Set in semi-open world of Camp Crystal Lake, Friday the 13th: The Game promised to deliver the requisite violence, gore and nudity that no other mainstream game publishers would lay their hands on. Hence, the reason why the team have taken to Kickstarter, seeking to raise $700,000 to make it a reality. Friday the 13th: The Game will be available on PC, Xbox One, as well as Playstation 4, and if all goes as planned, it will see delivery sometime in October 2016. To secure a copy of the game, all you have to do is to make a pledge of $30 or more by November 13, 2015. Pitch video after the break.