Posted by Rob Harris @RHarris
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Rob Harris

Friday the 13th: The Game was never a sure thing. It began life back in 2015 as a Kickstarter project totally unrelated to the franchise, titled 'Summer Camp.' Impressed by what they saw, the owners of Friday the 13th's rights approached the developers with the idea of producing a tie-in game.

Concept art for Summer Camp
Concept art for Summer Camp

You'd be forgiven for remaining skeptical of such an idea. After all, the horror property doesn't have the best track record when it comes to video game adaptations.

Nevertheless, the project was successfully funded. A year and change later, here we are: The official Steam page is now live and the terrifying Jason game fans have been dreaming about for years is finally becoming a reality.

The new Steam page confirms features backers will already be familiar with, but if you're not then here's the general pitch for the game:

is a third-person horror, survival game where players take on the role of a teen counselor, or for the first time ever, Jason Voorhees. You and six other unlucky souls will do everything possible to escape and survive while the most well-known killer in the world tracks you down and brutally slaughters you.

We also know that:

  • You can play as Jason Voorhees!
  • You'll have to use stealth to survive.
  • Camp Crystal Lake from the Friday the 13th series has been lovingly recreated in all its blood splattered glory.

The PC specs required to run the game have also been released.

Minimum system requirements

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 11 COmpatible GPU with 2GB Video RAM
  • Storage: 10 GB available space

With the release date of 'Fall 2016', Friday the 13th: The Game is primed to become the horror fan's definitive interactive thriller.