Gamers can now rest assured that they will be able to play Jason Voorhees and the camp counselors he seeks to kill, as Gun Media's Kickstarter campaign for Friday the 13th: The Game has surpassed its $700,000 fundraising goal.
Although Friday the 13th: The Game has met its initial fundraising dollar amount, many stretch goals remain to be obtained before the campaign ends this Friday the 13th. So if you'd like to support or learn more about Gun Media's campaign, visit:
Press Release: Lexington, KY -- Nov. 11th, 2015 -- Friday the 13th: The Game has met its goal of $700,000 to successfully fund development of a bigger and better project. The team at Gun Media, IllFonic and the horror industry legends of Tom Savini, Harry Manfredini, Kane Hodder and Sean S. Cunningham are elated to realize the vision that is Friday the 13th: The Game!
Originally launched on October 13th with a twist trailer, the game originally known as Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp was officially revealed as Friday the 13th: The Game! With the change, the creative team knew that more had to be done to create a bigger, better experience.
“We already had funding to make the original concept of the game,’ said Gun studio head and co-creator Wes Keltner. ‘The moment we became Friday the 13th: The Game, we knew we had a responsibility to give every single Friday the 13th fan (ourselves included), the game we’ve all been waiting for. To do that, Kickstarter was the answer, and fans have delivered!”
“This has been a rollercoaster ride from the start. From announcing Summer Camp, to becoming the official Friday the 13th game, and now we have the backing of a legion of fans? To say I’m excited would be putting it lightly. I’m downright ecstatic!” said Randy Greenback, Executive Director.
“This is a game that pairs well with me like fine wine and a steak or a dead body and a tight crawl space. I'm extremely honored to be working on this game and I can't wait to show everyone how awesome this game truly is. Anyone and everyone who calls themselves a fan of the horror genre will enjoy this game. The weaker minds? Well, they may need to sleep with the lights on for a while…” said Kedhrin Gonzalez, Creative Director, Illfonic Studios.
“The fans of Friday the 13th are a lot like Jason; undying. I’m so thrilled that they stepped up and made this happen. I’ve always said that horror fans are some of the most loyal fans, but this kind of outpouring of support is humbling,” said Sean S. Cunningham, director of the original Friday the 13th movie.
The Kickstarter will officially wrap up on November, Friday the 13th, but the team has several stretch goals planned out, including a single player experience at $1,625,000 and the inclusion of Pamela Voorhees as a killer at $3,775,000!
You can support the Kickstarter right here!: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/613356213/friday-the-13th-the-game
Friday the 13th: The Game is being developed for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, for release in Fall, 2016.
About Gun: Based in Kentucky, Gun Media is a publisher of interactive entertainment comprised of industry veterans with unique and complementary backgrounds. The mission of Gun is to build fresh and exciting interactive experiences for a wide range of platforms and gamers. The team shares a vision that game development is not just the creation of a product, but the blending of art, design, and technology to produce an experience that engages and entertains players from all over the world.
About IllFonic: IllFonic was founded in 2007 by musician Raphael Saadiq, engineer Chuck Brungardt, and game designer Kedhrin Gonzalez. IllFonic is committed to delivering AAA games digitally to consoles and PC at an affordable price IllFonic utilizes many avenues in pop culture to cross brand its products in film, television, sports, music and clothing. With offices in Los Angeles and Denver, IllFonic built a team of artists, developers, producers and musicians that believe providing fun game-play means conveying the highest level of visual awe, an immersive environment and a sick soundtrack.
FRIDAY THE 13TH and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © New Line Productions, Inc. and Horror, Inc. (each to the extent of their interest).
In case you missed it, check out our exclusive Q&A with Kane Hodder, who will return to play Jason via motion capture technology in Friday the 13th: The Game: