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:

Quick Message: Malware popped up on the Internet claiming to give free Beta Test codes for Friday the 13th: The Game - DO NOT INSTALL
about 5 years ago – Wed, Jun 08, 2016 at 01:00:17 AM

**** IMPORTANT MESSAGE ****

Hello Everybody!

This isn't your regular monthly project update (That will come this Friday, or the following Monday). Instead we're here to warn our community about a potential threat to their computers. 

Unfortunately, when you have a big game that people are buzzing about, there are those out there on the internet that will attempt to capitalize on that. Today, we came across a website pushing malware that claims to generate a Beta Key for Friday the 13th: The Game. We can guarantee all it will generate for you though is pain and misery in the form of having to disinfect your computer, give up personal information, or have to do a clean install of your OS. The website hosting the malware even attempts to run malicious code on your computer if you even visit it in a browser and should not even be visited.

Similar scams have been seen for other big games like GTA5 and COD:BO3, some claiming to give players mobile versions or early access to the games (at least we're running with the big boys here?). Regardless, please be careful and heed the following warnings.

  • Please do NOT visit any links claiming to grant codes for Friday the 13th: The Game. 
  • Do NOT install or run any programs that claim to grant access or generate codes. 
  • Please do NOT give any information or personal data to any websites that claim to give you Beta codes for Friday the 13th: The Game. 

"Again, if it doesn't emanate directly from us or our partners (press, or streamers), don't trust it. We have not given out any codes to date, we have only taken email addresses to send them out when we get closer to the date of the Beta Test. There will be no official code generator app or website for our game. Do not be bilked by scammers.

Please spread the word on social media and help us inform the F13 Army of fans out there to ensure they aren't duped by these malicious websites/malware developers.

Thanks!

- Gun Media & Illfonic

Update #22: It's Friday the 13th! New Track from Harry! Sackhead (Jason Part 2) model reveal, Tom McLoughlin joins the team, PAX East updates, and much more!
about 5 years ago – Sat, May 14, 2016 at 12:07:48 AM

Project Update

Hi there! Happy Friday the 13th everybody! We have a big update for everyone, with tons of horrific fun! We do these Kickstarter Update emails about once a month and will continue to do them throughout the rest of the project.

Ready for this? Let's start with an update on what the team has been working on.

Last Week:

  • Design – Performed a design pass on the stat system, tested Jason's new abilities 
  • Engineering – Completed sandbox mode, polished context kill system to more smoothly transition from normal player camera to kill camera, finished hooking up dedicated server, started work on Jason's directional locomotion transitions. 
  • Art - Iterated on environmental lighting in Higgins Haven map, reviewed final Sackhead model, created additional environment particles and a first pass of Jason's abilities FX, continued foliage creation 
  • Animation – started work on Jason's directional locomotion transitions, female general interaction and attack animation set, male locomotion and general interaction set.

This Week:

  • Design – Car tuning pass, make a consistency pass and do some clean up in the Design docs, start creating an updated 2D map of new Higgins Haven, add gameplay items to new Higgins Haven and make terrain changes as necessary for first pass
  • Engineering – Start polishing combat interactions, smooth out the camera for context kill interactions, hook up animations for new character models, hook up Jason's abilities VFX, add options menu for gamma slider, continue working with animators on Jason movement polish 
  • Art - Finish lighting pass on new Higgins Haven map, set dress Higgins Haven map, adjust door sizes (reducing height so Jason fills the door frame), continue set dressing cabin floorplans, begin creating terrain textures, create Jason HUD UI mock ups, updates on Bookish Girl and Head Counselor models, create blood particles for polished kills, continue foliage creation
  • Animation – Rig Sackhead Jason, work on counselor bed hide, female combat animations, work with engineers on Jason movement polish

New Track from Harry Manfredini

Harry has been hard at work, and in honor of today being an actual Friday the 13th, we have a brand new track for you to listen to. Check it out!

New Jason Model (Sackhead from Friday the 13th: Part 2)

From out of the shadows... Sackhead Jason!
From out of the shadows... Sackhead Jason!
Jason doesn't care about depth perception. Just killing!
Jason doesn't care about depth perception. Just killing!

Tom McLoughlin Joins Up!

Huge news revealed today by our friends at Fangoria! Click the link below and read up on the latest news!

http://www.fangoria.com/new/friday-the-13th-the-game-exclusivesvideo-pamela-voorhees-tapes-friday-vi-director-signs-on-and-more/

PAX East Reveals

PAX East is over, but last month we got to show off some amazing new gameplay footage from the game to a packed panel! Below you'll find the videos that we showed off, including the now infamous Head Smash kill! 

Higgin's Haven and the Head Smash Kill!

 Here is a nice behind the scenes look at what it took to get the Head Smash kill in the game!

Slasher Backer! So Close to the Next Stretch Goal!

We're just over 2k away form unlocking 3 more counselor classes! We need some "Fresh Meat"! The Slasher Backer campaign is separate from the Backer Surveys and Add-Ons. Slasher Backer is meant for those that missed out on the Kickstarter but now want to get in.

So very CLOSE!!!
So very CLOSE!!!

Most crowd-funded projects call this the "Slacker Backer" phase, but we prefer to honor Jason and not cast disparities on anyone that didn't happen to hear about what we were doing.

Head on over to check it out and spread the word so that everyone that didn't hear about the Kickstarter in time can get involved. Together we can grow the player-base for the game and also hit some other stretch goals! 

https://friday-the-13th-the-game.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

Wrap-Up

Enjoy what's left of this Friday the 13th! Watch your back!

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

The team after a successful panel!!
The team after a successful panel!!

Watch your back!

- Gun Media & Illfonic

Update #21: Dev Updates! Fans Vote, Gameplay Overview Video #5 Vehicles, New Counselor Concepts, and much more!
about 5 years ago – Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 12:54:41 AM

Project Update

Hey hey!! We have another massive update for everyone, packed full of fun stuff to check out! We do these Kickstarter Update emails about once a month and we will continue to do them throughout the rest of the project.

Ready to go behind the scenes? We'll start with what the team has been up to the last couple of weeks in text and video form.

Last Week:

  • Design – Iterated on UI design with UI Artist for front end menus and ingame HUDs, tested initial balance of gameplay systems in production build, completed first pass of vegetation on one of the production maps
  • Engineering – Continued playtesting, updated car repair system to work with both vehicle types (spline based and free driving), hooked up Jason's locomotion animation set, added end of round scoreboard 
  • Art - Placed new cabin spawners in production levels, created Door assets, began Jason V7 texture polish, gave feedback to outsourcer on assets in development, continued foliage creation 
  • Animation – Sent Female Counselor rig to Digital Domain so they can begin solving with it, continued to work on Jason's animation data

This Week:

  • Design – Drill down on clothing system and clothing related docs, test in production build with engineers, finished first pass on placing gameplay items on map 1 and began placing them on map 2
  • Engineering – Playtest and bug fix current features, got the production build stabilized so 8 man playtests can begin using it
  • Art - finish J7 texture polish, begin polishing and dressing the feature cabin for map 2, continue working on blood VFX, review updated Preppy Guy mesh, continue foliage creation 
  • Animation – Work on adding the directionals/turning animations for Jason, continue to work on Jason's part of kills, begin work on Athletic Girl's data as it comes in from Digital Domain

Top 3 Jason Fan Vote Winners

In case you missed it, the fans made their voices heard... The winners are below. You can watch the video announcement from Ben Strauss & Kane Hodder or just scroll down and read them for yourself.

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WINNERS

  • Part IX: Jason Goes To Hell
  • Part VI: Jason Lives
  • Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

Extra BIG Thanks goes out to everyone who backed us and all those that voted!!!

Gameplay Overview Video #5 - Vehicles

Here in the fifth gameplay overview video, Adam Sessler will explain how vehicles fit into the gameplay and how the counselors can use them to escape with their lives!

The focus of the video was on repairing the truck, but there are lake escapes as well if you can get the boat running as well. Remember, even when fixed and on the move, Jason can still get you. You're not safe until you exit the level.

New Counselor Concept Art - Bookish Girl & Head Counselor

We have quite the pair of counselors to reveal to you. We haven't talked about either of these classes yet, but we believe they'll be quite popular once the game comes out.

First up is the Bookish Girl! Studious and small, she's very intelligence and uses her tiny stature and light step to sneak around, staying out of view from Jason. 

She makes a great study partner...
She makes a great study partner...

Next we have the Head Counselor Kenny Riedell... He's smart, organized and a natural leader who oozes charisma. He can keep himself composed in even the most dire of situations which makes him someone you want to be around when Jason is nearby.

Kenny doesn't play around... Well, at least not when there is work to be done!
Kenny doesn't play around... Well, at least not when there is work to be done!

Friday the 13th at PAX East!

Join us for our panel on Friday night at 8:30PM in the Dragonfly theatre! We're hitting PAX East 2016 hard with folks from Illfonic and Gun Media to talk about Friday the 13th: The Game - "Pushing the Boundaries of Horror".

Adam Sessler will be joined by Co-Creators Wes Keltner & Ronnie Hobbs, Executive Producer Randy Greenback, Illfonic Studio Director Chuck Brungardt and Community Manager Ben Strauss to talk shop, give updates and possibly drop some big surprises!

ALSO: Gun Media's Ben Strauss will be wandering the halls of PAX East. Follow IG @fridaythe13thgame and Twitter @friday13thgame to find out where he is. He'll be dropping clues and giving away beta keys. He will also have prizes on-hand for those of you rocking Friday the 13th based cosplay!

Gameplay Teaser

If by chance you missed this from a little over a week ago, or you just want to see it again, click play below! This is the first gameplay footage using the latest and greats assets and sound effects (our placeholder UI/HUD is turned off).

That should get your heart racing... Look for more fun soon!

Complete Your BackerKit Surveys!!

It's multiple choice and easy-peasy!
It's multiple choice and easy-peasy!

Survey reminders were just sent out tonight! We still have nearly 1,000 backers who haven't filled out their surveys. Why??? If you are one of them, please check your email (and spam folder) and fill it out ASAP.

If for some reason you cannot find the email from me "Randy Greenback - Gun Media" then you can access your survey by going to this link: https://friday-the-13th-the-game.backerkit.com. Once there enter the email address(es) you used for Kickstarter and you can access it that way too.

You can also score some more add-ons when you go through the checkout process or pledge additional funds to the project. All of the money raised (minus what it takes to fulfill the rewards) will continue to go towards Stretch Goal unlocks. You can go back and edit your survey or add-on additional items at any time. Your card will not be charged until the Backer Surveys are closed out.

Some of you backed multiple times with different email accounts. Please check all of your email addresses and go through with each one to ensure we can get you all of the rewards you pledged for.

**YOU CAN MAKE CHANGES AND EDIT YOUR SURVEYS!**

If you decide later that you want to edit your survey response, you definitely can and don't need to email us to do it for you. Decide you want the game for a different system? Moving and need to change your address? You can go back to your survey and change it any time before we lock down the surveys for processing. It'll be just over a month until we're ready to lock in your choices. You'll be able to update your addresses past that date though, up until it's time for us to prepare to start shipping things. BackerKit makes this whole process easier and less stressful for everyone (us included).

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you will be able to recover your survey here: https://friday-the-13th-the-game.backerkit.com

If you use your Facebook login for your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey will be sent to the email you used for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you would prefer to use, please contact support at https://friday-the-13th-the-game.backerkit.com/faq and we'll get you sorted out!

We really really want you to get your rewards! Please, we beg you... Take the time out now to complete the surveys. It'll make our month... Thanks!

The Slasher Backer Campaign is Nearing Another Stretch Goal!

We're closing in on Fresh Meat! 3 More Counselor Characters/Classes!
We're closing in on Fresh Meat! 3 More Counselor Characters/Classes!

The Slasher Backer campaign is separate from the Backer Surveys and Add-Ons. Slasher Backer is meant for those that missed out on the Kickstarter but now want to get in.

Most crowd-funded projects call this the "Slacker Backer" phase, but we prefer to honor Jason and not cast disparities on anyone that didn't happen to hear about what we were doing.

Head on over to check it out and spread the word so that everyone that didn't hear about the Kickstarter in time can get involved. 

Together we can grow the player-base for the game and also hit some other stretch goals! We're only 21k away from the "Fresh Meat"goal that is up next. "Fresh Meat" let's us add 3 additional camp counselor classes to our ever-growing roster!

https://friday-the-13th-the-game.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

The Slasher Backer Campaign will run for a few more months and then we'll close it off to see where we stand.

Twitch Stream Updates

We've been stream Dying Light on PS4 for the past few streams and it's been a blast! It'll come back into the rotation in May.

  • Friday April 15th at 8pm EST/5pm PST - I'll be at Indie Bits in South Carolina as a judge for the indie game showcase, but I'll do a ??surprise?? horror game stream
  • Friday April 22nd at 8:00pm EST/5pm PST - We'll be at PAX-East but we'll do a Pre-Panel Periscope session
  • Friday April 29th at 8pm EST/5pm PST - Come fight me online in Mortal Kombat XL for Xbox One 

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 should... Likewise, follow us on Twitter @Friday13thGame and me at @Randygbk for Periscope, bonus stream announcements/reminders.

Wrap-Up

That was another HUGE update. Thanks for taking the time to go through it! We hope everyone is enjoying following the development of the game. 

Time to get back to work!
Time to get back to work!

As always... Keep up with more regular updates by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and of course joining the Friday the 13th: The Game forums!

- Gun Media & Illfonic

Update #20: Dev Updates! Time to Vote for Jason! Gameplay Overview Video #4 TRAPS, New Counselor Concept, Behind the Scenes at Mocap and much more!!
over 5 years ago – Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 11:02:24 PM

Project Update

Well Howdy! We have another HUGE update for everyone, packed full of cool stuff to check out! We try and do these KS Update emails about once a month and will continue to do so throughout the rest of the project.

Ready to go behind the scenes? First we'll start with what the team has been up to the last couple of weeks.

Last Week:

  • Design – UI docs were completed and reviewed by Gun, first pass of vegetation was placed in the Camp Crystal Lake grey box map, broad gameplay balance pass on fear meter and counselor attributes in the prototype. 
  • Engineering – Basic Main menu and lobby system were implemented and Steam integration was being tested. Context kill system and inventory system were implemented. 
  • Art - Procedural cabins and hero buildings were beginning to be set dressed with completed outsourced assets. UI Mood board created, Progress was made for the Preppy Guy and Athletic Girl models. More vegetation was completed. 
  • Animation – Temporary animations were created, R&D work was done on the camera system for cinematic kills.

This Week:

  • Design – Continue broad gameplay balancing, work with engineering on spreadsheet tool for balancing gameplay systems in the production build. 
  • Engineering – Begin internal playtests on production build with just the Engineering team to test new gameplay systems as they are implemented and fix major bugs. Plan to implement Bloodlust meter, clean up item/weapon system interactions, clean up combat system interactions and fix any showstopping bugs from playtests. 
  • Art - Continue dressing procedural cabins and hero assets, test different cabin layouts. Goal is to have procedural cabins working in production build for testing by the end of the week. UI Mood board revised based on Gun feedback. 
  • Animation – Begin rigging preppy guy and athletic girl once models are approved, begin work on Jason locomotion once data from Digital Domain is delivered, complete any remaining temp animations.

Below are just but some of the work-in-progress elements that have been being pushed forward and into the game.

WIP Shrub
WIP Shrub
Temp climbing out of the window anim...
Temp climbing out of the window anim...
Here, have a seat in this Wooden chair...
Here, have a seat in this Wooden chair...
Tents are in-progress! Dare to camp in the woods?
Tents are in-progress! Dare to camp in the woods?
Overhead Camp Crystal Lake Sign...
Overhead Camp Crystal Lake Sign...
Jason peers out of the darkness...
Jason peers out of the darkness...
Revised Jason model from part 7!
Revised Jason model from part 7!

Now get ready for something BIG!

Time To Vote for Jason!

Hurry and cast your votes! 1 vote per day!
Hurry and cast your votes! 1 vote per day!

We did it everyone! Through the Slasher Backer campaign we've unlocked another stretch goal, this time it was "Many Faces of Death" which let's fans choose the next 3 Jason Characters to go into the game. 

Are you ready to decide which THREE new Jason skins will make an appearance in Friday the 13th: The Game? Now is your chance to vote! We'll be running the poll until Friday, March 11th. Every person will get ONE VOTE PER DAY until the end of the polling period! The three most popular choices will be playable character skins for Jason! 

Go here now to cast your vote -->  vote.f13game.com 

(Note: Jason from the remake and Freddy vs Jason are not included due to licensing issues outside of our control.)

New Counselor Concept Art

Our latest concept piece wrapped up, so we're proud to bring you "The Edgy Guy". He's tough and can fix a vehicle like no other counselor can. We like to think of him as the down-to-earth grease monkey at high school who looks out for others and protects them from bullies. He doesn't take any shit from anyone...

He's a tough guy who looks out for others...
He's a tough guy who looks out for others...

Complete Your BackerKit Surveys!!

Survey reminders were just sent out tonight! We still have over 1800 backers who haven't filled out their surveys. Why??? If you are one of them, please check your email (and spam folder) and fill it out ASAP. 

If for some reason you cannot find the email from me "Randy Greenback - Gun Media" then you can access your survey by going to this link: https://friday-the-13th-the-game.backerkit.com. Once there enter the email address(es) you used for Kickstarter and you can access it that way too.

You can also score some more add-ons when you go through the checkout process or pledge additional funds to the project. All of the money raised (minus what it takes to fulfill the rewards) will continue to go towards Stretch Goal unlocks. You can go back and edit your survey or add-on additional items at any time. Your card will not be charged until the Backer Surveys are closed out.

Some of you backed multiple times with different email accounts. Please check all of your email addresses and go through with each one to ensure we can get you all of the rewards you pledged for.

YOU CAN MAKE CHANGES AND EDIT YOUR SURVEYS! 

If you decide later that you want to edit your survey response, you definitely can and don't need to email us to do it for you. Decide you want the game for a different system? Moving and need to change your address? You can go back to your survey and change it any time before we lock down the surveys for processing. It'll be just over a month until we're ready to lock in your choices. You'll be able to update your addresses past that date though, up until it's time for us to prepare to start shipping things. BackerKit makes this whole process easier and less stressful for everyone (us included).

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you will be able to recover your survey here: https://friday-the-13th-the-game.backerkit.com

If you use your Facebook login for your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey will be sent to the email you used for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you would prefer to use, please contact support at https://friday-the-13th-the-game.backerkit.com/faq and we'll get you sorted out!

We really really want you to get your rewards! Please, we beg you... Take the time out now to complete the surveys. It'll make our week... Thanks!

Spread the Word About the Slasher Backer Campaign

Slasher Backer Campaign is in Full Effect!
Slasher Backer Campaign is in Full Effect!

The Slasher Backer campaign is separate from the Backer Surveys and Add-Ons. Slasher Backer is meant for those that missed out on the Kickstarter but now want to get in.

Most crowd-funded projects call this the "Slacker Backer" phase, but we prefer to honor Jason and not cast disparities on anyone that didn't happen to hear about what we were doing.

It's HERE!!! Head on over to check it out and spread the word so that everyone that didn't hear about the Kickstarter in time can get involved. Together we can grow the player-base for the game and also hit some other stretch goals! We're less than 40k away from the next goal now! "Fresh Meat" is up next, that one let's us add 3 additional camp counselor classes to the roster!

https://friday-the-13th-the-game.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

The Slasher Backer Campaign will run for a few more months and then we'll close it off to see where we stand. Keep an eye out because we'll be adding T-shirts and Posters soon!

Gameplay Overview Video #4: Traps

Here is the fourth in a series of videos that will help explain gameplay for Friday the 13th: The Game.

This week Adam Sessler goes over traps and their usage in the game. Traps can be great, you just have to know how to use them. Of course, you'll also need to remember where they've been placed and perhaps spread the word, as they could also potentially backfire. You wouldn't want to ensnare yourself or a fellow counselor would you?

Twitch Stream Updates

This Friday night we'll be attempting to complete D2 on Sega Dreamcast, and it will be beaten even if it takes all night!

Join us on Friday for some crazy fun!
Join us on Friday for some crazy fun!

We have a nice mix of games coming up the next month and we are always listening to suggestions for titles to play. Feel free to post them up in the forums...

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 should... Likewise, follow us on Twitter @Friday13thGame and me at @Randygbk for Periscope, bonus stream announcements/reminders.

Behind the Scenes at the Mocap Shoot with Kane

We have an amazing new video for all you backers to check out! As you may know, we shot our motion capture at Digital Domain at the tail end of last month. We've poured through all of the footage we recorded and compiled it all into a "Best Of" video that you see below.  

Kane even donned the mask on set!!
Kane even donned the mask on set!!
You all helped make this happen!
You all helped make this happen!

Wrap-Up

That was one of the largest updates yet. We hope you all enjoyed it though and are having fun following the development of the game. Keep up with more regular updates by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and of course joining the Friday the 13th: The Game forums!

We have more physical items coming to the Slasher Backer store and behind the scene videos coming soon! 

Stay tuned and thank you all yet again for your support!!

- Gun Media & Illfonic

Update 19: Environment Props, Survey Info, Cabin Concept for the Jason Room, Gameplay Overview Video #3, and more!
over 5 years ago – Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 11:00:33 PM

Project Update

Hi Everyone! Happy New Year!! It's 2016 and we've returned with a meaty update for all of you Backers! First we'll start with what the team has been up to the last couple of weeks.

Last Week: 

  • Design - Wrote HUD docs for Counselor and Jason, Started Shell UI docs and cabin layouts 
  • Engineering - Started implementing Combat system and researched Vehicle Escape systems 
  • Animation - Made block out (temporary) animations for combat system and vehicle system 
  • Art - Created tileable cabin textures, reviewed in progress outsourced art and provided feedback

This Week: 

  • Design - Completed remaining UI and HUD docs, completing cabin layouts
  • Engineering - Continued work on combat system, context kills system, research how to implement player controlled vehicle in prototype 
  • Animation - Finished block out animations for combat system and vehicle system, tirelessly went over the animation spreadsheet and prepared a temporary animation rig for the mocap shoot next week 
  • Art - Foliage artist started working, door assets, completed remaining cabin textures and started on house textures

Here are some environment props and other objects that are getting close to done. Keep in mind that these are works in progress and that you are viewing the game models, textures, materials, etc... along with the reference photos used. The artists are working hard to match the movie props from Camp Crystal Lake as closely as possible.

Matching the models to the movie props!
Matching the models to the movie props!
Gotta have a picnic blanket...
Gotta have a picnic blanket...
The kids like wagons...
The kids like wagons...
Oh!!! What could this be used for??
Oh!!! What could this be used for??

If we're going to such lengths to replicate picnic blankets, imagine what the next Jason model is going to look like! 

Complete Your BackerKit Surveys!!

The Surveys were sent out, if you haven't completed yours, please check your email (and spam folder). If for some reason you cannot find the email from me "Randy Greenback - Gun Media" then you can access your survey by going to this link: https://friday-the-13th-the-game.backerkit.com. Once there enter the email address(es) you used for Kickstarter and you can access it that way too.

Again, some surveys have a lot of questions... Definitely get to letting us know your names, addresses and which platforms you want your games and DLC for.

You can also score some more add-ons when you go through the checkout process or pledge additional funds to the project. All of the money raised (minus what it takes to fulfill the rewards) will continue to go towards Stretch Goal unlocks. You can go back and edit your survey or add-on additional items at any time. Your card will not be charged until the Backer Surveys are closed out. 

Some of you backed multiple times with different email accounts. Please check all of your email addresses and go through with each one to ensure we can get you all of the rewards you pledged for.

If you decide later that you want to edit your survey response, you definitely can. You can go back to your survey and change it any time before we lock down the surveys for processing. It'll be a couple months until we're ready to lock in your choices. You'll be able to update your Addresses past that date though, up until it's time for us to prepare to start shipping things. BackerKit makes this whole process easier and less stressful for everyone.

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you will be able to recover your survey here: https://friday-the-13th-the-game.backerkit.com.

If you use your Facebook login for your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey will be sent to the email you used for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you would prefer to use, please contact support at https://friday-the-13th-the-game.backerkit.com/faq and we'll get you sorted out!

We really really want you to get your rewards! Please, we beg you... Take the time out now to complete the surveys. Thanks!

Spread the Word About the Slasher Backer Campaign

The Slasher Backer campaign is separate from the Backer Surveys and Add-Ons. Slasher Backer is meant for those that missed out on the Kickstarter but now want to get in.

Most crowd-funded projects call this the "Slacker Backer" phase, but we prefer to honor Jason and not cast disparities on anyone that didn't happen to hear about what we were doing.

It's HERE!!! Head on over to check it out and spread the word so that everyone that didn't hear about the Kickstarter in time can get involved. Together we can grow the player-base for the game and also hit some other stretch goals! We're less than 25k away from the next goal now!

https://friday-the-13th-the-game.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

The Slasher Backer Campaign will run for a few months and then we'll close it off and see where we stand.

Camp Crystal Lake Cabin Retreat and Interactive Dev Diary Add-On [Details]

This new add-on that's live on the Backer Surveys and in the Slasher Backer Store. The Virtual Cabin! Take a look at the new concept art for the Jason room!

The Jason Room! Watch yourself!
The Jason Room! Watch yourself!

The Camp Crystal Lake Cabin Retreat stretch goal has merged with our desire to be as transparent with our backers in our development progress and processes as possible. We're taking a virtual space, building it out, so that you can see new content pop-up in this interactive Dev Diary as it gets built. We like to find ways to keep this open communication going and make it fun too!

Every themed room in the cabin has new things to see, and as assets are produced they'll show up inside of them. Wander the cabin in first-person and see 3D models of the Weapons, Counselors and Environment Objects. One room in particular, Jason's Chambers is A MUST SEE for Friday the 13th fans! Experience the Jason models we build for the game in 3D and to scale. Walk around each Jason, seeing every small, painstaking detail that is put into bringing the notorious slasher to life.

Enjoy the cabin's radio that pumps out the music tracks from Harry Manfredini, with new music added as he finishes each track. Sit down and watch some horror classics on the TV. Fans will get to see new game assets as they are created first, and also watch videos and listen to audio from the team, interviews with horror icons like Sean Cunningham, Tom Savini, Kane Hodder and more.

The Cabin Layout!!
The Cabin Layout!!

This cabin also serves as a Friday the 13th Museum. There will be exhibits that highlight characters and interesting behind the scenes information both from the game and films. 

Come on inside...
Come on inside...

This is the ultimate experience for Friday the 13th fans. All in first-person, to deeply immerse you into Friday the 13th canon and lore. You definitely won't want to miss out on this unique behind-the-scenes experience!

Gameplay Overview Video #3: Calling the Police

Here is the third in a series of videos that will help explain gameplay for Friday the 13th: The Game and one of the optional goals that counselors can go for. 

This time Adam Sessler is talking about Calling the Police to help some counselors escape. Calling the Police requires fixing the outside call box in the cabin and then successfully completing a call before Jason gets to you. At that point, you now have 10 minutes till the the police show up, but you still have to make your way to them at a random entry spot on the map without Mr. Voorhees himself picking you off.

Twitch Stream Updates

Tonight We played more D2... Watch the replay here!

Crazy Dreamcast Game!!! Love it!
Crazy Dreamcast Game!!! Love it!

We're committed to keeping everyone up to date on development, and we're going to have FUN doing it on the retro gaming streams!

We have a nice mix of games coming up the next month and we are always listening to suggestions for titles to play. Feel free to post them up in the forums...

  • Friday January 22nd - No Stream - Doing Mocap with Kane Hodder in L.A. - Watch for a Periscope or three that week!
  • Friday January 29th - Special Event - Keep an eye out on our Twitter and Facebook accounts for some PAX South related Friday the 13th info on what we're going to do...
  • Friday February 5th at 8pm EST/5pm PST - I'm taking a suggestion from the forums and running with IH8YH's suggestion of Super Ghouls N' Ghosts on the SNES 
  • Friday February 12th at 8pm EST/5pm PST - Nintondo_Man (Adrian from Mighty Rabbit) recommends I take a stab at a game... So why not. I'll be playing Extermination on PS2

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 should... Likewise, follow us on Twitter @Friday13thGame and me at @Randygbk for Periscope, bonus stream announcements/reminders.

Wrap-Up

That was a long update, but it's the New Year so why not kick it off right? Right? We hope you all enjoyed it though and are having fun following the progress of the game. 

Stay Tuned for more news soon and thank you all yet again for all of the support!!

- Gun Media & Illfonic