Developer Gun Media reveals the first gameplay footage for the upcoming Friday the 13th: The Game, offering players a look at the game in its pre-alpha stage.
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, horror fans can look forward to Friday the 13th: The Game releasing near next Halloween. That being said, outside of a flyby look at Camp Crystal Lake, there’s been very little footage of the game in action. Gun Media has now rectified that problem by releasing pre-alpha gameplay footage of the game.
Friday the 13th: The Game is pretty rough looking in its current state, but that is to be expected of any game when it is in its pre-alpha stage. The video released by Gun Media is often too dark to really ascertain what’s going on, but for the most part, it seems as though it just shows Jason Voorhees following a camp counselor through the woods.
The people playing as the counselors communicate with one another during the video. For the most part, their chatter consists of them being alarmed over Jason being on their tail, but there is one interesting exchange about “car parts” – hinting that one of the goals of the game will be to rebuild vehicles in order to escape from Jason’s clutches.
Check out the pre-alpha gameplay footage of Friday the 13th: The Game below, but keep in mind that it is not at all representative of how the final game will look like.
While it’s difficult to really get a firm grasp on what the game is bringing to the table based on the pre-alpha gameplay footage, it does hint slightly at the asymmetrical multiplayer aspect of it. It seems as though even after counselors die, they will be able to communicate with their teammates to help them better escape Jason, so it looks to be a constant social experience for the players that are in control of the counselors.
Overall, the pre-alpha gameplay footage of Friday the 13th: The Game shows the basic concept behind the game well, which is Jason Voorhees trying to kill camp counselors. Hopefully the next gameplay footage released for Friday the 13th features sharper visuals and better animations, as those that backed the game on Kickstarter will be expecting a much more polished experience from the final product. It would also be nice to see one of Jason’s brutal executions in action, perhaps one that was a Kickstarter stretch goal.
What do you think of the pre-alpha gameplay footage of Friday the 13th: The Game? Does it turn you off to the concept of stalking ill-fated camp counselors around the woods as Jason Voorhees, or you more excited to play the game now? Leave us your thoughts on the game in the comments below.
Friday the 13th: The Game is scheduled to release at some point in October of 2016, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Gun Media