Friday the 13th: The Game

Created by Randy Greenback - Gun Media

Jason Voorhees is unleashed and stalking the grounds of Camp Crystal Lake! Now we need your help to make this game an amazing reality! Estimated Shipping Date: Early 2017

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Spooky Virtual Cabin Update Out Tonight & Quick Reminder: Cards Charged in BackerKit at Midnight
over 4 years ago – Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 12:51:23 AM


Quick Updates

Hello Campers. We have some pre-Halloween fun for you and an important reminder about BackerKit pre-order charges. 

Let's hop right into it the updates!

Single Player Mocap Shoot

Gun Media & Illfonic developers met up with Kane Hodder at House of Moves in Los Angeles... Murder & Mayhem ensued! Check out the pics and videos below!

Gotta have masks around for Kane to get in character with...
Gotta have masks around for Kane to get in character with...

 

Kane demonstrates proper choking form for the onlookers
Kane demonstrates proper choking form for the onlookers

 

Hanging out with Kane can be intense...
Hanging out with Kane can be intense...

 

 

 Watch this special message from Kane, at the end of the 1st day of the shoot.

 

Virtual Cabin Update

Everyone who loads up the Cabin tonight will get to meet our latest counselor, A.J. Mason AKA The Rocker Chick! There are other spooky surprises though, so definitely grab it if you don't already have it. 

Buy the Virtual Cabin now at the link below...

Reminder: BackerKit Pre-orders Charged Tonight at Midnight (10/28)

We'll be charging pre-orders and running cards on October 28th. If you've pre-ordered anything from BackerKit recently (since Sept 23rd) you'll be getting charged and having your order locked in. If you were charged during Kickstarter, or any time before Sept. 23rd then you will NOT be charged again. I repeat, if you were already charged, you will not be charged again. This reminder is only for those that have pre-ordered after Sept. 23rd.

** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (PLEASE READ) **

I repeat... Tonight at Midnight credit cards will be charged. Please make any changes or additions to your orders before then and update expired credit cards.

As well, get your orders in for any add-ons you may be looking to pick up. You can order them by this Friday, or wait till afterwards if you want to wait till Nov. to be charged. You can still update addresses yourselves as well at the BackerKit site.

Friday the 13th: The Game Twitch Streams

Resident Evil 4... A Classic!
Resident Evil 4... A Classic!

We're taking a week off from streaming but will be back at it next Friday. You'll have to settle for playing some Horror games yourselves tonight. 

Please be thinking of suggestions for new games for us to play on the stream next week. Tag @Randygbk on Twitter and let him know what you'd like to see him play.

Here is the link to the stream for safe keeping - http://www.twitch.tv/fridaythe13thgame

Take a moment to follow us on Twitch now, that way you can get a notification whenever we go live. You really really should. For reals...

Wrap-Up

Keep up with more regular updates by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, watch our last Single Player Mocap update on Periscope, and of course joining the Friday the 13th: The Game forums!

Enjoy our most favorite of holidays and Stay-tuned for more news soon!

The team after a successful mocap shoot!
The team after a successful mocap shoot!

Happy Halloween!

-Gun Media & Illfonic

HUGE UPDATE: Adding Single Player Campaign and Offline AI Bots, Tommy Jarvis, New Map - Packanack Lodge, and much more!!!
over 4 years ago – Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 12:22:27 AM

Project Update

Let's get right down to it... This is a HUGE update and we have lots to talk about.

We at Gun Media and IllFonic are very proud to announce that we're going to be able to give everyone that pre-ordered the game, and all those that buy the game from here on out, the most-often requested features and content!

Friday the 13th: The Game will feature the multiplayer experience that we've been building to date; but we're also announcing that we're adding a single player experience and the inclusion of AI bots!!! We've heard it from many fans on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, our own Forums, Reddit, in person at various conventions... You want offline play and Single Player, and we've listened and found a way to accommodate it in the budget and our schedule.  

While the addition of Single Player and AI Bots means a bigger game for all, they also mean a delay from a Fall 2016 release window to a new launch window scheduled for Spring 2017. Gun Media and IllFonic will use the time to lay down the groundwork for the single player experience while continuing development of the multiplayer portion with additional content that we're about to talk about below.

The Lowdown On The New Additions!
The Lowdown On The New Additions!

 

 

We're also announcing that Tommy Jarvis will return to Camp Crystal Lake as a playable character! As you all likely know, Tommy Jarvis is featured in multiple films in the franchise and is one of Jason's main protagonists and he'll return ready for battle. 

We have a big new map to announce too! Today we're revealing that Packanack Lodge is our 3rd playable map that we'll be offering in the multiplayer game. Fans can return to the scenes of Friday the 13th: Part 2 and play out their own horror movies in legendary film locations. 

Release Schedule

The release schedule is roughly as follows: 

  • Fall 2016: Beta Release including 4 additional beta keys for friends when pre-ordered (KS Backers will get an additional 4 beta keys for their friends as well)
  • Spring 2017: Multiplayer Release with Tommy Jarvis and Packanack Lodge as the third playable map 
  • Summer 2017: Single Player Release and Offline AI Bots

Here is a quote from Gun Media studio head & co-creator Wes Keltner. "The first thing people are going to read here is 'delay. We want everyone to be assured that coming to our decision to delay was no easy matter, but we believe that the positives far outweigh the negatives. We've been reading day in and day out on our social media feeds that single player and Tommy Jarvis were in such a demand that we couldn't ignore our fans. After securing funding, we're here to tell you that it is a reality and we're making this game even bigger. It sucks that there's a delay, but the wait won't be too long and it's going to offer more for fans in the long-run!"

Pricing

As of today, we're happy to announce that all those who believed in the game and have already backed or pre-ordered to support the game, those individuals will receive single player for free when the game releases. No additional charges. 

The new price of the game henceforth will increase from $30USD digital to $40USD digital, and the physical copy will remain priced at $60USD. We believe that digital prices should include a savings for those that purchase them, and those that want to hold a physical copy in their hands can pay more for it, since it costs more to produce, manufacture and distribute. It's logical and we at Gun Media scratch our heads when we see digital pricing for games that matches the physical pricing. 

Beta Coming This Fall (4 Free Beta Keys for Friends)

Later this Fall we will be releasing the Beta for Friday the 13th: The Game! Every KS backer that backed the game and will be getting a beta key will get 4 additional Beta keys to give out to friends. Kickstarter Backers will get access to the Beta earlier than anyone else.

All pre-orders that have been made to date and any that will happen from here on out until the Beta will also get 4 additional Beta keys for their friends.

Virtual Cabin Update

There is no Virtual Cabin update this week, but we'll return on Friday Oct. 21st with one. Look for new Counselors, and another surprise next week!

BackerKit Pre-Orders

** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (PLEASE READ) **

We'll be charging pre-orders and running cards on the last Friday of every month from here on out until we ship the game. If you've pre-ordered anything from BackerKit recently (since June 8th) you'll be getting charged and having your order locked in. If you were charged during Kickstarter, or back anytime before Friday Sept. 30th, then you will NOT be charged again. I repeat, if you were already charged, you will not be charged again. This reminder is only for those that pre-order between now and Launch.

This Friday, October 28th, credit cards will be charged. Every last Friday of every month will also have cards charged.

Get your orders in for any add-ons you may be looking to pick up. You can still update addresses yourselves as well, so keep that in mind. 

If you need to change the platform you ordered your game on between now and launch, please contact us at f13game@fearthegun.com. 

Friday the 13th: The Game Twitch Streams

Outlast 2 Scares!!!
Outlast 2 Scares!!!

Join us on Twitch this Friday (and every Friday) for some fun Horror gameplay! We've been playing Layers of Fear, Outlast and just last week did Resident Evil 4 and the Outlast 2 Demo. Tune in this Friday at 8pm EST/5pm PST to watch @Randygbk return to take on the alien in Alien Isolation and answer questions from the community about the game.

Here is the link to the stream for safe keeping - http://www.twitch.tv/fridaythe13thgame

Take a moment to follow us on Twitch now, that way you can get a notification whenever we go live. You really really should. For reals...

Friday the 13th: The Game at Scarefest

We had a blast at Scarefest earlier this month and wanted to share some pics from the event that was held in Lexington, KY.

Wickedbeard takes Jason cosplay to new levels!
Wickedbeard takes Jason cosplay to new levels!

 

Getting Ready for the F13 Game Panel!
Getting Ready for the F13 Game Panel!

 

Ronnie (co-creator) hangs with Steve Dash (Jason from Part 2) and wearer of the infamous burlap bag.
Ronnie (co-creator) hangs with Steve Dash (Jason from Part 2) and wearer of the infamous burlap bag.

 

Jason threatens (an entirely too giddy) Randy menacingly!
Jason threatens (an entirely too giddy) Randy menacingly!

 

Kane sat down and did some killing as Jason at the Gun Media offices in Lexington!
Kane sat down and did some killing as Jason at the Gun Media offices in Lexington!

 

Hiding in the barn isn't likely to work out well... Just ask Shelly.
Hiding in the barn isn't likely to work out well... Just ask Shelly.

 

Ronnie is surrounded by death!
Ronnie is surrounded by death!

 

4 times the Jason fun!
4 times the Jason fun!

 

Wrap-Up

We'll end this update with a little treat. Here is a screenshot taken from a recent playtest that features Jason making a quick exit to pursue another counselor after just ending the life of another.

Jason makes a dramatic exit after killing Kenny Riedell in the Higgins house
Jason makes a dramatic exit after killing Kenny Riedell in the Higgins house

 

Keep up with more regular updates by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, watch our last update on Periscope, and of course joining the Friday the 13th: The Game forums!

Stay safe & watch your back! And with that... 

We're out like Jason!

- Gun Media & Illfonic

Playstation 4 Backer Update: Response Needed! Please Return to your BackerKit Surveys & Select Your Game/DLC Region!
over 4 years ago – Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 12:05:38 AM

Hi Everyone,

We have two quick updates for you today. The most important one is a message for all you backers that selected to get the game on Playstation 4. 
 

Playstation 4 Game/DLC Region Selection

We need all Playstation 4 Backers to go and select the region you want your game for (it should almost always be the one where you live except in special circumstances). We have a deadline for September 30th for this to get done, otherwise we'll default to the region where you live.

The game and DLC regions should match, Sony doesn't let you mix and match the game and DLC regions or savegames. This is important to note. 

You can go to https://friday-the-13th-the-game.backerkit.com/ and login with your email address to make changes.

BackerKit Update: Cards Will Be Charged on Sept. 30th Now

** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (PLEASE READ) **

Cards will be charged on September 30th now, to allow a bit of extra time for everyone to update their cards and get in additional add-on orders.

We'll be charging pre-orders and running cards on September 30th. If you've pre-ordered anything from BackerKit recently (placed orders after June 8th) you'll be getting charged and have your order locked in. 

If you were charged during Kickstarter, or back on June 8th, then you will NOT be charged again. 

I repeat, if you were already charged, you will not be charged again. This reminder is only for those that have pre-ordered after June 8th.

This Friday, September 30th, credit cards will be charged. Please make any changes or additions to your orders before then and update expired credit cards. 

You can go to https://friday-the-13th-the-game.backerkit.com/ and login with your email address to make changes.

As well, get your orders in for any add-ons you may be looking to pick up. You can order them by this Friday, or wait till afterwards if you want to wait till Oct. to be charged. Remember, you can still update addresses you'll be getting the game delivered to yourselves as well, in case you've moved or will be moving soon.

Wrap-Up

Thanks so much for reading through this and updating BackerKit! More news on the game coming soon!

Stay Safe Campers!

- Gun Media and Illfonic

Update 26: Part 6 Jason, New Counselor Concept for the Rocker Chick, Scarefest, New Virtual Cabin Update, Charging Pre-Orders Soon... and more!
over 4 years ago – Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 12:56:45 AM

Project Update

Howdy Campers!

Summer is pretty much over, just 3 days left officially. The year has flown by and soon Fall begins! We know everyone is anxious for more news, so we've decided to up the frequency we'll be updating here on Kickstarter.

We wanted to do a quick update tonight to reveal a new counselor, announce the next Virtual Cabin update, but also remind everyone that we'll be charging cards this Friday, September 23rd. Let's start some quick updates and goodies!

Dev Updates

The team at Illfonic have been hard at work, and our Friday internal playtests have been going exceedingly well because of it all. 

Time to roast some marshmallows! Playtest time!
Time to roast some marshmallows! Playtest time!

Below we have a screenshot of some in-progress work on the character shader in UE4. The shaders help our already great character models look even better, by making skin look more real and improves the overall appearance of them. 

WIP shader work for Deborah (Bookish Girl)
WIP shader work for Deborah (Bookish Girl)

 

Now, it's time to check out the latest Jason being added to the game. 

Jason Concept Art from Part VI: Jason Lives 

If you see this man... RUN!!!
If you see this man... RUN!!!

 

Friday the 13th: Part 6 marks the first appearance of undead Jason in the films. It was an important moment in the franchise, and now we're doing our damnedest to recreate him for Friday the 13th: The Game. Soon you'll be able to get up close and personal with the man behind the mask.

This Jason model was particularly tough to get right due to the lack of high-res reference images and full body shots with the undermask/makeup. Thanks to many of our partners, cohorts and fans, we've been able to accurately construct Jason to the highest level of detail possible. Hopefully we've helped do our part to preserve a piece of horror and pop culture history!

Now let's jump in and meet our new counselor!

New Counselor Concept Art (Rocker Chick)

Say hi to A.J. Mason! She's a tough as nails rocker, who doesn't take shit from anyone. Her high Composure stat makes her perfect for maintaining her cool when Jason shows up and starts murdering counselors. She's able to slink around, hiding to survive, with a high Stealth stat as well. 

A.J. knows how to rock it and she's not afraid to let loose!
A.J. knows how to rock it and she's not afraid to let loose!

Stay tuned for more Counselor reveals and announcements soon!

New Virtual Cabin Update

Tonight we'll be posting an update to the Virtual Cabin! We're unlocking the Kitchen and the Bathroom for exploration. Be sure to examine everything you come across, as you never know what you might find... 

Just a little mess in the bathroom...
Just a little mess in the bathroom...

 

If you are hankering to dive into the Virtual Cabin yourself, pick one up today on BackerKit and see what all the fuss is about. 

Enjoy your time exploring the cabin! 

 

Friday the 13th: The Game at Scarefest

Come join the fun!!
Come join the fun!!

Do you want to meet Friday the 13th cast-members? Do you want to meet Kane Hodder? Tom Savini? Harry Manfredini and even Sean S. Cunningham? What about co-creators Wes Keltner & Ronnie Hobbs and Executive Director Randy Greenback? We're all going to be at The ScareFest on Sept. 30th through Oct. 2nd in Lexington, KY! 

Join us, along with the largest gathering of Friday the 13th cast members ever! We'll have a panel and be hanging around the show throughout the weekend! 

For more information or to book tickets, head over to www.thescarefest.com

Reminder: BackerKit Pre-orders Charged this Friday (9/23)

We'll be charging pre-orders and running cards on September 23rd. If you've pre-ordered anything from BackerKit recently (since June 8th) you'll be getting charged and having your order locked in. If you were charged during Kickstarter, or back on June 8th, then you will NOT be charged again. I repeat, if you were already charged, you will not be charged again. This reminder is only for those that have pre-ordered after June 8th. 

** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (PLEASE READ) **

I repeat... This Friday, September 23rd, credit cards will be charged. Please make any changes or additions to your orders before then and update expired credit cards.

As well, get your orders in for any add-ons you may be looking to pick up. You can order them by this Friday, or wait till afterwards if you want to wait till Oct. to be charged. You can still update addresses yourselves as well.

Pick up an Art Book soon!!
Pick up an Art Book soon!!

 

Twitch Stream Updates

Last week we played some "Layers of Fear"! Spooky!
Last week we played some "Layers of Fear"! Spooky!

Join us on Twitch this Friday (and every Friday) for some fun Horror gameplay! We've been playing Alien Isolation, and two weeks ago Randy played Mortal Kombat XL on Xbox One versus viewers. Tune in on Friday at 8pm EST/5pm PST to watch @Randygbk do a double DLC feature! First up, Layers of Fear: Inheritance, and then Outlast: Whistleblower.

Here is the link to the stream for safe keeping - http://www.twitch.tv/fridaythe13thgame

Take a moment to follow us on Twitch now, that way you can get a notification whenever we go live. You really really should. For reals...

Wrap-Up 

We'll end this update with a little treat. Here is a screenshot taken today, in UE4. Lighting is a huge part of any game, even more so in a horror game. We think you'll appreciate seeing how everything is progressing graphically at Camp Crystal Lake.

Jason from Part VII is watching... and waiting for you!
Jason from Part VII is watching... and waiting for you!

Keep up with more regular updates by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, watch our last update on Periscope, and of course joining the Friday the 13th: The Game forums!

Stay safe & watch your back!

- Gun Media & Illfonic

 

Update 25: Kill Video, PAX Panel, The Jock, Virtual Cabin, and more...
almost 5 years ago – Sat, Sep 10, 2016 at 12:32:42 AM

Project Update

Hi Campers!

Summer is winding down and Fall will soon begin! We have a big update tonight... 

Let's kick everything off with the posting of our kill video from PAX West 2016!

 

PAX West 2016 was INSANE! So much fun was had, we met tons of fans, backers and streamers all waiting to get their hands on the game. We loved every wince, shriek, and laugh we got from the panel audience and wish to thank everyone that came out that night...

Speaking of panel... We also have our Full Panel Video with the Man, the Myth, the Legend and Sultan of Splatter, Tom Savini!!

 

Watch them both and enjoy!!!

Virtual Cabin Updates!!!

As some of you enlightened campers know, the Conservatory unlocked 2 weeks ago. With all the hub-bub surrounding PAX and leading up to it, we had to push off our update tonight to a later date. We'll return soon to unlock more awesome rooms, models and easter eggs in the near future!

Check out the Cemetery!!! Pam is waiting...
Check out the Cemetery!!! Pam is waiting...

The Virtual Cabin came about after the Kickstarter as a way to let all of the Backers, and Friday the 13th fans following the game, come behind the scenes. We really want to bring all of you along for the ride, and do so in an interactive way.

You can get a taste of what's to come in the full-game, listen to audio dev blogs, hear music from the soundtrack, and explore the mysteries of Camp Crystal Lake from within the cabin. $15 gets you access on Steam and you'll get regular updates as it expands. Pick it up for some amazing Friday the 13th fan service!!

New Counselor Concept Art (The Jock)

Brandon "Buggzy" Wilson is the strongest and most athletic of all the counselors and he has the energy to stick in the fight! With a high Stamina & Strength stat, we have our heavy-hitter of the crew. Brandon plays multiple sports and maintains a high GPA as well. In a well-rounded group, if Buggzy goes down swinging, it's time for you to run for your life!

Ready to play coach!!!
Ready to play coach!!!

Stay tuned for more reveals and announcements!

Twitch Stream Updates

Join us on Twitch tonight and every Friday! We've been on an Alien Isolation kick for while but tonight will be switching over to Mortal Kombat XL on Xbox One. Tune in at 8pm EST/5pm PST to watch @Randygbk get his ass kicked!

Here is the link to the stream for safe keeping - http://www.twitch.tv/fridaythe13thgame

Take a moment to follow us on Twitch now, that way you can get a notification whenever we go live. You really really should. For reals...

BackerKit Pre-Orders

We'll be charging pre-orders and running cards on September 23rd. If you've pre-ordered anything from BackerKit recently (since June 8th) you'll be getting charged and having your order locked in. 

** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (PLEASE READ) **

I repeat... September 23rd cards will be charged, please make any changes or additions to your orders before then and update expired credit cards.

Wrap-Up

PAX West 2016 was a blast, we hope everyone enjoyed the new videos and all the news coming out of it!

Showing off the art critique process. Authenticity matters!!
Showing off the art critique process. Authenticity matters!!

Keep up with more regular updates by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, watch our last update on Periscope, and of course joining the Friday the 13th: The Game forums!

Stay safe and watch your back!

- Gun Media & Illfonic