We haven’t seen Friday The 13th’s unstoppable, hockey mask-wearing, machete-wielding psycho Jason in video game form since 1989, besides a few assorted cameos, like the one where Jason fights Predator (among others) in Mortal Kombat X. But it looks like he’ll be making a full digital resurrection, provided a certain Kickstarter campaign is successful.
Developer Gun Media is asking some $700,000 of Kickstarter backers to bring a Friday the 13th game to life. The good news is, the hard part is over: the game already has the film license thanks to the good graces of creator Sean Cunningham, who saw Gun Media’s work-in-progress game Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp and reached out to the team.
Slasher is now Friday The 13th, although the original premise isn’t too far changed. It’s a seven-vs-one multiplayer throwdown, in which seven players take on the roles of counselors at the film’s iconic murder scene, Camp Crystal Lake. The final player controls Jason, bent on hunting down the counselors and hacking them all to pieces.
According to the developers’ Kickstarter campaign, the focus is on gore and horror. As long as the emphasis is not on Jason going to space, this sounds like it could be promising.