Fans of Friday the 13th were pretty excited to hear Illfonic and Gun Media’s plans to bring the classic slasher franchise to the gaming world when the Kickstarter first launched in 2015. The game had originally begun life as Illfonic’s Slasher Vol.1: Summer Camp before acquiring the Friday the q3th license which resulted in the evolution to an official F13 game. The Kickstarter took off and quickly became one of the highest earning projects on the crowdfunding website. It’s that accomplishment that earned the game its new place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
A tweet revealed a page from the 2018 edition of the Guinness Book, which revealed that Friday the 13th: The Game now holds the record for “Most Crowdfunded Videogame Based on a Movie” with over $2M raised on Kickstarter and Backerkit.
— Tino (@tinoivezaj) September 8, 2017
The entry reads:
“Having obtained rights for the 1980s slasher movie franchise of the same name, Friday the 13th: The Game (Gun Media, 2017) had raised $2,060,651 (£1,693,760) across the platforms Kickstarter and Backerit, as of 10 Mar 2017.”
While the game certainly had some issues at launch, it has become a huge hit for both fans of the original franchise as well as the ongoing popularity of survival games, and the game is now set for a physical copy release next month after already selling 1.8 million copies worldwide. There is also a new map and skin for Jason based on The Final Chapter that will be available soon, further expanding the reach of the game as it explores more from the hit horror franchise. This follows a few free releases of DLC that the devs rewarded first day fans with, following the bugs and problems the early players had to deal with.
Are you planning on picking up the new release of the game when it hits stores next month? Does the fact that it now holds a Guinness World Record change your opinion on whether or not you’re going to try out the game now that it’s worked out some of the issues? Let us know in the comments section below and join the discussion on the GEEK FB!
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