We’ve seen little peeks and glimpses of Friday the 13th: The Game over the past year, but now the first real look at gameplay has finally arrived.
For those unfamiliar with it, it’s a co-op game in which a group of players take on the role of camp counselors trying to escape the iconic Jason Voorhees, who is also controlled by a player. The world premiere gameplay demo released by developer Gun Media kicks off with Jason tracking down—and brutally dispatching of—some counselors. It then shows what it looks like to be a counselor trying to escape or hide.
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After raising over $820,000 in its successful Kickstarter campaign, the first peek at gameplay from Friday the 13th: The Game has been shared online for all to see.
It’s not much, but the gameplay preview offers a bit of a taste of what it might be like to try to escape the legendary Crystal Lake killer, Jason Voorhees. While this is exciting, it has to be kept in mind that this is very early footage to test some things out, and a lot will change before the final product is released to the masses.
A while back I was reading about a video game called Slasher Vol.1: Summer Camp from Gun Media, an Evolve-style online co-op game inspired by Friday the 13th in which you either play as one of the characters trying not to be killed by a mask-wearing serial killer…or you play AS the mask-wearing serial killer. Though not a very big fan of these online only co-op games, I was very interested in learning more about it as a huge fan of horror and especially the Friday the 13th flicks. Then came word early this year that another Evolve-style co-op game was coming that was actually based on Friday the 13th and featured Jason Voorhees instead of just being inspired by them. At the time it was revealed that a game developer was working on the game, but it wasn’t revealed who.
Well, as it turns out, these two projects are now one in the same. They’ve not only put together a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for the game, simply titled Friday the 13th: The Game, but they also have alums of the franchise working on the game as well including Sean S. Cunningham, Tom Savini, Harry Manfredini, and my personal favorite Jason (who I’ve had the honor of personally being “choked” by like so many other fans have) back as the character for the first time in 14 years, Kane Hodder. You can read much more about the project and watch the Kickstarter video and announcement trailer below.