Friday The 13th: The Game Stalks Kickstarter With Jason Voorhees Actor

by Mike Futter on Oct 13, 2015 at 06:00 AM

When Summer Camp was announced last fall, its setting and tone evoked memories of the classic Friday the 13th films. It’s been a while since we heard from Gun Media about the game, and that’s because of what’s been going on behind the scenes.

Shortly after the announcement, Friday the 13th creator Sean Cunningham got in touch with Gun. The result was an offer to make Summer Camp bigger and, more importantly, an official game starring Jason Voorhees.

The game is envisioned as a one-versus-seven multiplayer experience. The lone player will become Jason, hunting down camp counselors. The other players can work together to escape or eliminate Jason, but that probably won’t be as easy as it sounds.

Kane Hodder, the actor behind Jason’s imposing physique, is returning to play the silent antagonist. He’s bringing with him a team of stunt performers, as the performance capture will include a variety of brutal kills like body slams and one handed chokeholds.

Counselors will play differently, with unlockable characters and an overarching progression system. A fear system will govern how players behave as the game progresses. 

In order to expand on the work Gun has already done on Summer Camp, the studio is asking for $700,000 in crowdfunding. The current release projection sees Friday the 13th released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in October 2016.

For more, check out the Kickstarter page.