“Friday the 13th” Emerges From “Summer Camp”

“Friday the 13th” is a video game project is currently in development by indie Game studios; Gun Media and IllFonic.  The concept of a slasher horror video game was initially unveiled late last year under the title, “Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp”. The trailer (provided below) offers a glimpse on the foundation of what would later become the “Friday the 13th” video game. Stars would align during production to “Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp” and fate would steer the project in an different direction.

 

The first entry to the “Friday the 13th” film franchise was released in 1980 from director and producer Sean Cunningham.  Currently the owner of “Friday the 13th” game rights, Sean Cunningham was looking for a partner. Upon hearing of  “Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp” Sean Cunningham contacted Gun Media. The rest as the masses say is history, according to the “Friday the 13th” Kickstarter page:

“Sean immediately noticed the passion we had for Friday the 13th, and after several incredible meetings over the next few months … Sean surprised us by offering the Friday the 13th video game license. It was literally a dream come true for a group of lifelong fans.”

on the “Friday the 13th” video game project Sean Cunningham added:

“We’ve been talking about “Friday the 13th games for ySean Cunninghamears but there was never a good idea… As luck would have it we pulled it together and here we are.”

Sean Cunningham in on board on the “Friday the 13th” project as a consultant  to the game, which will go ahead with or without a successfully expansive Kickstarter campaign.

As of the time of this writing Gun Media are seeking contributions from the public via crowdfunding site Kickstarter. The ultimate goal is to create a unique and frighting experience never before seen in the “Friday the 13th” franchise..

Official Press Release for the “Friday the 13th” video game:

For the first time in more than twenty-five years, Friday the 13th is returning to the video game world. Gun Media and IllFonic, in partnership with Crystal Lake Entertainment, are proud to announce that Friday the 13th: The Game is set to launch next fall, 2016.

Friday the 13th: The Game is an online, asymmetric multiplayer experience where one player will assume the role of Jason Voorhees against seven other players assuming the roles of camp counselors trying to survive the night.

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Developed by Gun Media and IllFonic, Friday the 13th: The Game will deliver a terrifying combination of features designed to satisfy gamers and fans of the Friday the 13th franchise alike. In addition to bringing the tension and horror of the movies to life, the game will also let players don the mask of Jason Voorhees for the first time and control all new levels of brutal action! The development team had earlier collaborated on the unreleased survival horror-themed game Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp and plans to integrate much of that design into the new Friday the 13th game.

“As you can imagine, the conversion from Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp to Friday the 13th: The Game was a dream come true for our entire team,” explained Ronnie Hobbs, of Gun Media. “1v7 asymmetrical multiplayer is a perfect fit for this franchise, and we can’t wait to share our creation with fans across the world.”

“It’s been nearly 30 years since fans have had the opportunity to experience a Friday the 13th video game.” explained Sean S. Cunningham, creator of the Friday the 13th franchise. “Technology has finally reached a level that allows us to produce an experience fans of the franchise deserve. It’s always been a dream of mine to let players fully BECOME Jason and stalk camp counselors across a virtual Crystal Lake. I’m delighted we’re able to bring this fantasy to life!”

Friday the 13th: The Game is being developed for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, for release in the fall of 2016.

Sources:

  • Youtube.com
  • Kickstarter.com

 

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