Friday the 13th: The Game has achieved its $700,000 goal over at Kickstarter with just two days remaining. This success confirms the game will officially be made with the backing of development studio Gun Media and many of the horror film icons who created the actual movie franchise.
As of writing, 48 hours remain in the campaign, and $730,018 has been raised.
However, I get the feeling that this is not the success that those involved were hoping for. $700,000 was the base the studio was looking for when launching the campaign, but it was also betting a lot on stretch goals to help generate more interest and secure more funding. Each goal it achieves is supposed to add a new way for Jason to kill the camp counselors, but that $5.5 million for Liquid Nitrogen Face Smash seems a bit out of reach.
It makes me wonder if $700,000 was a low-ball estimate, or if the studio can actually make an ambitious game with that kind of funding.
Friday the 13th: The Game is an asymmetric multiplayer title in which seven camp counselors will have to survive the night while Jason Voorhees hunts for them and murders them in various ways. The idea of the game is watching your fellow teammates to see if they will work with you to bring Jason down or leave you in his warpath while they make a getaway.
It will be developed for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.