Gun Media‘s Friday the 13th Kickstarter project certainly has momentum on its side. With 25 days to go, the asymmetric 1 versus 7 multiplayer game based on the classic film franchise has managed to raise a massive $440,824 of its $700,000 goal, and the number continues to rise. With 6,815 backers, it’s safe to say it has support. I wonder how much of that has to do with bringing industry legend Adam Sessler on board to help pitch the game. Nonetheless, outlets big and small have brought the game to a wide audience, and it seems as safe a bet as any prominent Kickstarter project can be.
This isn’t the first time such an idea has been pitched before, though. In fact, a similar project already met its funding goal long ago. Last Night, which we’ve covered extensively (though for all the wrong reasons), was sold as an asymmetric 1v5 multiplayer game that just so happened to feature a multitude of elements reminiscent of Friday the 13th. Indeed, it was able to secure $376,000 in funding – or so we’re told. The project has actually been quiet for a while, and yet it’s set to come out around the same time as Friday the 13th next fall.
You have to wonder, with the popularity of the current Friday the 13th project (that has official licencing support), should Last Year actually come out (and not disappear like developer James Wearing’s previous projects Outrise and Police Warfare), would its rip-off killer actually stand a chance against Jason?
Its chances of survival seem about as likely as a cheerleader at Camp Crystal Lake.
If you’d like to learn more about Friday the 13th: The Game, or even back it, check out the project’s Kickstarter page. For more on Last Year, check out our previous coverage, and hope to see more soon.
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