Friday the 13th: The Game just hit its Kickstarter target

One of the more heart-warming tales in the world of transmedia licensing wrangles recently has been horror homage Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp getting the official go-ahead to become the first Friday the 13th video game since 1989. That was probably the least of its troubles - it then had to get funded. Luckily, the backers have come through, helping the game hit its $700,000 goal with time to spare.

A multiplayer murder sim/survival game, which pits one Jason against a campful of teenage stereotypes, it aims to be the "ultimate asymmetrical horror experience". The crucial level of backing might have been achieved, but there are still, by my count, approximately a million stretch goals to meet - most of which add the ability to perform famous kills from the film series (at time of writing, we've already hit the "Sleeping Bag kill" and the "Mirror Smash"). If you want to chuck it some more money, and net yourself a copy of the game on PC, Xbox One or PS4, head to the Kickstarter page while you still can.

Now, personally, I've only watched the F13 remake and Jason X, because I'm a hipster pervert. Considering the latter's "liquid nitrogen face smash" is sitting pretty at the $5,550,000 limit (unlikely in just under 40 hours of further funding), I'm basically hoping for a surprise appareance from the 2009 film's immortal, stupid words "Say hi to mommy... in hell" when I dispatch the killer.

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Joe Skrebels
Joe first fell in love with games when a copy of The Lion King on SNES became his stepfather in 1994. When the cartridge left his mother in 2001, he turned to his priest - a limited edition crystal Xbox - for guidance. And now he's here.