Do you hear footsteps?
As I was watching the trailer for “Friday the 13th: The Game” I wasn’t feeling impressed. It’s not that I was down on it, it’s just that the trailer was more of the same thing these trailers always are. There was a voice over, some camera panning on different areas within the game. They were just showing off the environments. But as the voice over came to a close and the character speaking was revealed, I found myself getting excited. Then, at the very end, they played that sound: ki ki ki, ma ma ma. It took me back. Suddenly I was 12 again, sitting on the couch, trying not to grab my mother’s hand as I watched coed after coed die brutal and inevitable deaths. I can’t wait for this thing to come out.
The game has a basic and obvious concept. It’s multiplayer. You can play as either Jason or one of up to 7 camp counselors. The game is set in Camp Crystal Lake (the site of the original movie). Playing Jason is the obvious choice if you want to get some killin’ in before bed time, and one option you have as a counselor is to run from Jason and try to escape the camp. But the other option is for the counselors to team up and kill Jason in some kind of “epic” kill move. No details have been released yet on that. There’ll be a leveling system that gives you access to more skins, and if you go contribute to the already successful Kick Starter campaign, you can get more goodies as well. Also worth mentioning is that the game will be built on the Unreal 4 engine.
Maybe the most exciting thing about “Friday the 13th: The Game” is that, in addition to the game team, some of the people from the original movie are on board. There’s Sean S. Cunningham, the producer and director of the original movie as well as some of the sequels. He’s also the man that created Jason. Tom Savini, a legend in the makeup and practical effects world. Tom has worked on “Dawn of the Dead”, “Day of the Dead”, and is the guy who came up with Jason’s creepy-as-hell look. He also played Sex Machine in “From Dusk ’til Dawn” if you’ve seen that one. And Kane Hodder, one of the men who played Jason, is on board as well. He’ll be doing the stunts and the motion capture for all of Jason’s scenes.
Friday the 13th: The Game, as an idea, seems like a ton of fun. They talk a lot about its potential in the video interviews on the Kick Starter page. But the biggest takeaway I had from watching those videos is that this isn’t really meant to be a video game at all. That’s just the delivery system. It’s meant to be the interactive expression of one of the most iconic horror franchises in history. And, much like Jason when a counselor feels safe, it’s coming soon.
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