Friday the 13th: The Game has managed to pull itself together a very strong following, with the groundwork of that appearing when the game first started gaining crowdfunding support on sites such as Kickstarter. As it turns out, however, this swell of early support has managed to help the title break its way into the Guinness World Records, with Friday the 13th: The Game apparently earning itself the title of the most crowdfunded video game based on a movie.
According to Guinness, which added the title into the Guinness World Records 2018 Gamer’s Edition, Friday the 13th has managed to hold this record due to the fact that the game pulled together $2,060,651 by March 2017, spread between Kickstarter and Backerit. It really goes to show how enticing an idea it was to create a multiplayer-focused project based on the Friday the 13th movies.
Of course, it is something of a niche category for Friday the 13th to win, given those very specific criteria. The game is also a long ways off taking the top spot for a crowdfunded game altogether, with space sim Star Citizen currently holding the record for the biggest crowdfunded project of all time, beating out even projects in categories other than games. Indeed, that particular project is currently sitting above $150 million, so Friday the 13th has to do an awful lot to catch up.
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Nonetheless, Gun Media and Illfonic will no doubt be pleased to see the success of the game’s initial campaigns detailed in the Guinness World Records. To maintain this level of success, of course, they will need to continue improving the title as the months pass.
Thankfully, it does seem as though Friday the 13th is going to continue seeing support for some time. Recently, the development team detailed a number of current bug fixes in the works, including some perk tweaks and fixes for a few buggy animations. What’s more, there’s also a fresh new wave of content set to hit, including a Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter Jason skin and a Jarvis House map.
Fans will no doubt be hoping that the content adds even more layers to the game, but there are still expectations for more to come. In particular, fans still want that delayed singer player mode to arrive. Hopefully, more news will arrive on that matter soon.
Friday the 13th: The Game is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.