Gun Media, developer of Breach & Clear, has today launched a Kickstarter to fund the creation of a multiplayer Friday the 13th video game. The Kentucky-based studio has reached out and acquired horror genre veterans such as make-up effects artist Tom Savini (Friday the 13th, Dawn of the Dead, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) and the original actor for Jason Voorhees, Kane Hodder, to help create a multiplayer-oriented Friday the 13th experience with players taking on the role of both Jason and the counsellors of Camp Crystal Lake.
The talent brought on aim to help create brutal animations and emphasize on creative ways for Jason to murder victims, though this isn’t entirely a game of hide and seek; campers will be able to kill Jason as well, albeit through great difficulty.
They’re asking for $700,000 in order to fund their creation with a wealth of un-revealed stretch goals but the enthusiasm is certainly there. That said, we’ve noticed that Gun Media already announced this game under a different title a little under a year ago called Summer Camp.
While the game was originally paying homage to the license it is tied to now, it’s uncertain whether or not such a license is enough to carry the crowd-funding campaign. The recent rise of horror multiplayer games like the Flock and Damned certainly have gained attention and followings but, again, the price of Friday the 13th: The Game might prove too much. Unless we see something like how Allison Road was picked up by Team 17, we’ll just have to wait and see how this shakes out.