Jason Voorhees could get his very own game after recently appearing in Mortal Kombat X as a DLC fighter.
Developer Illfonic and Gun Media are seeking $700,000 to create Friday the 13th: The Game, which will be a third-person, asymmetrical game for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. In it, one player will control Jason while seven others play as camp counselors hoping to survive the night.
Set in the "semi-open world" of Camp Crystal Lake from the movie series, "It's a classic horror fan's dream, no shaky cam, no found footage," the developers say. "We want you to know we're revitalizing the golden era of slashers, and putting you at the controls of each horrific, blood-splattered moment."
You can back the project, which actually started out as Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp, on Kickstarter. The decision to make it a Friday the 13th game happened when franchise creator Sean Cunningham contacted the development team.
"That's when things got awesome," the developers add. "Sean came to us in early 2015, but we quickly discovered these weren't the normal business conversations you would have when you try to secure a license as important as Friday the 13th. It was totally different. It was a conversation built on mutual admiration and respect for what each had created.
"Sean immediately noticed the passion we had for Friday the 13th, and after several incredible meetings over the next few months, we decided to upgrade our plans for Summer Camp and embrace the Friday the 13th video game license," they continued. "After several incredible meetings over the next few months, Sean surprised us by offering the Friday the 13th video game license. It was literally a dream come true for a group of lifelong fans. He knew he could trust us with the most coveted horror IP ever, and we plan to make good on that promise to both him and you, the millions of loyal Friday the 13th fans around the world."
Gun Media adds that they don't want to go down the traditional publisher model as that might entail sacrificing some of the violence, gore, and nudity which they say are "necessities".
You can watch the game's announcement trailer below.