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I’m really liking this developing trend of design teams taking a classic horror franchise and being intelligent about what video game genre to plug it into. As opposed to, well, just doing a crappy cash-in product.
This is what got me hyped for Alien Isolation in 2014, and this year that tingling dorky excitement is shooting back through my body with Gun Media’s take on Friday the 13th.
Gun Media has launched their Kickstarter for the project today, which is taking the classic slasher horror film and turning it into an asymmetrical multiplayer game. One player will take the role of the psychotic hockey mask wearing super ghoul, Jason Voorhees, while the other players run around Crystal Lake as one of seven promiscuous ’80s teenagers.
The concept is actually an upgrade to an unreleased horror game the team was originally working on, which was incredibly similar in theme to the Friday the 13th franchise, called Slasher Vol 1: Summer Camp.
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Ronnie Hobbs of Gun Media explains, “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. One versus seven asymmetrical multiplayer is a perfect fit for this franchise, and we can’t wait to share our creation with fans across the world.”
As someone that grew up renting horror films from grimy VHS shops during the ’80s and ’90s, I can’t wait to see more of this game as well. If funded, the project is shooting for a Fall 2016 release on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
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