The Kickstarter campaign for the new asymmetrical multiplayer Friday the 13th video game concludes, raising $823,000 and hitting a number of stretch goals in the process.
Friday the 13th: The Game reached its funding goal a few days ago, and now its Kickstarter campaign has come to a close. The game managed to raise more than $100,000 over its funding goal, with the final amount totaling $823,704 donated by 12,218 backers, making it yet another video game Kickstarter success story.
The additional funds raised for Friday the 13th will be used to pursue a few of the project’s stretch goals. Backers managed to hit three stretch goals in total, all of which are creative new ways for Jason to dispose of any counselors unlucky enough to cross his path.
When the campaign reached $725,000, the self-explanatory Mirror Smash environmental kill was added to the game. $750,000 unlocked the Head Crush execution, which is based on a way that Jason killed a character in Friday the 13th Part 3, wherein he crushes a man’s skull with such force that his eyeball flies directly at the screen.
The third and final stretch goal reached by Kickstarter backers was unlocked once $775,000 was raised, and it gives Jason the ability to literally rip the heart out of the Camp Crystal Lake counselors. Over $50,000 more needed to be raised to hit the next stretch goal, which would have added three new skins for Jason to the game, all based on some his most popular film appearances.
Unfortunately, some of the best stretch goals weren’t even close to being reached by the time the funding process concluded. If more was raised for the game, players could have looked forward to a single player challenge mode, the ability to play offline against bots, a map based on Manhattan, and the chance to play as Uber Jason from Jason X. Speaking of Jason X, the final stretch goal required $5,500,000 in funds, and would’ve added a liquid nitrogen environmental kill based on an infamous scene from that film.
Even though it’s disappointing that some of the more exciting stretch goals weren’t met for Friday the 13th: The Game, horror fans should at least be happy to know that the game will indeed be developed at all. The Friday the 13th franchise seems like it will fit the asymmetrical multiplayer horror genre like a glove, and hopefully it delivers when it releases near next Halloween.
Did you contribute to the Friday the 13th Kickstarter campaign? Are you excited that the game was successfully funded, and do you plan on playing it when it releases next year? Which stretch goals were you hoping to see the game reach before the funding period ended? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think about Friday the 13th: The Game.
Friday the 13th: The Game will be available in October of 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.