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Official Friday the 13th video game hits Kickstarter

The costs of working with an official licence is one of the reasons the team behind the game has turned to a crowdfunding platform.
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The developers behind an official Friday the 13th video game have taken to Kickstarter to raise funds for the project.

Gun Media and developer Illfonic were originally developing a Friday the 13th-inspired game called Slasher Vol.1: Summer Camp when Sean Cunningham, director of Friday the 13th, offered up the official licence. 

The costs of working with an official licence is one of the reasons that Gun has turned to a crowdfunding platform like Kickstarter.

"Sean came to us in early 2015, but we quickly discovered these weren’t the normal business conversations you would have when you try to secure a licence as important as Friday the 13th," said Gun's Randy Greenback.

"After several incredible meetings over the next few months, Sean surprised us by offering the Friday the 13th video game licence. It was literally a dream come true for a group of lifelong fans. Friday the 13th was the biggest inspiration for Summer Camp so we were understandably thrilled beyond belief to have the opportunity to make an official Friday the 13th game. To do this right we had to change our original approach to take full advantage of a licence that allows us to do something bigger, more focused, and better."

Friday the 13th: The Game is a third-person, multiplayer title where one player controls Jason Voorhees while the remaining seven control camp counselors trying to survive the night.

The campaign is looking to raise $700,000 by November 14th and has already raised $594,000 to date.

Click here to view the project or watch the campaign video below:

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