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‘Friday The 13th: The Game’ Earns A Guinness World Record!

Say what you will about Gun Media’s Friday The 13th: The Game, but you can’t deny that it’s been a success for the indie company. Yes, there are issues that should’ve been stomped out before release, but the devs are trying to make amends including bug fixes and better communication with players, as well as the recent announcement of a new map and Jason based on The Final Chapter. More importantly, however, is that the game has not only sold over 1.8 million copies worldwide, but according to the Guinness World Records, it’s achieved something more.

According to a tweet by a fan, the 2018 version of the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition book lists the game as having earned the Guinness World Record for “Most Crowdfunded Videogame Based on a Movie”, with over $2 million raised on Kickstarter and Backerkit. Yeah, it’s kind of an obscure trivia piece, but as a Friday fan, I’ll take it!

If you haven’t had the chance to play the game yet, head to the official website and plunk down some dollars to get it. Or, if you’re the patient type, you can get the physical version next month.

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  • Necro

    I just hope single player is still on target for October and not pushed back!

    • I’m holding out hope that single player is out in time for the physical copy release. Though, it’s a small team, so I understand that they are at least trying.

    • Flu-Like Symptoms

      There has been no confirmation of a delay, despite what some internet rags are reporting. Either way though, if we have to wait a bit longer for a better experience, Part 4 Jason/map will tide me over just fine.

    • taoink1988

      Kind of. They’re skipping allowing players to play as counselors because it was too hard for them to figure out how to program Jason.

      “Also, you can only play as Jason in this mode. There are a few reasons
      why you can only play as Jason, with the number one being the
      programming needed for believable Jason AI. We’ve all seen/experienced
      bad AI, and the last thing we wanted was to see Jason walking non-stop
      into a wall and not chasing you. That’s not fun, nor is it scary.”

      Not sure what’s so hard about telling a bot to warp to the player location, open/knock down a door, walk around the door, fallow the trail the player leaves, then attack player.

      I’m not a programmer, but I couldn’t imagine this would be that difficult to do. It’s rather basic bot stuff that people have been doing in first person games sense the 1990’s.

      It sounds like their concern is that Jason will get stuck on a rock or something and not be able to correct himself. This is possible. But, why not set some sort of routine that if Jason is failing to close in on the player in about five seconds or so, have him warp again to the player spot and try again. Outside of the outside terrain, the insides of the cabins are fairly simple structures, rectangular in nature. Shouldn’t be too heard to make Jason walk around a corner.

      This also makes me wonder…. if their main concern is that Jason can’t navigate the terrain, then does that mean the Campers really can’t either? Will they also be walking into walls non-stop and not running away?

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Well deserved. This game should’ve been made years ago and is a sound testament to the lasting drawing power of Jason.

  • John Connor

    I just want single player on physical disc and not an internet download.
    MPAA banned me from having internet at home. Those assholes are that powerful.

    • Jesse Lewis

      We is single player come out?

      • John Connor

        1 year ago. Then months ago. Its whenever.

        • Well, the game is from a small independent team that seems to be doing their best. But yeah, they should stop announcing things like “Early 2017” and “Summer 2017” if they aren’t able to actually meet those release windows.

      • John Connor

        Unknown really.

    • Ocelot006 .

      Banned the internet from your home? Well lesson learned there bub.

      • John Connor

        Just as the Jews learned their lesson.

    • Tan Shearer

      Oh get over it. There is a such thing as multiplayer only games. Don’t like it don’t buy it simple.

  • John Connor

    Motion Picture Association of America aka Copyright Corps aka the US Government. They’re all the same. Trying to control the internet and the world.

    • And how they control the internet? I mean, how they have power to block your internet?

      • John Connor

        They pay off the government and judges to pass laws and legislation in their favor.
        In this case, COX Communications was taken to court because they refused to disconnect customers from the internet at the mere request of the MPAA. The MPAA bought the judge and COX lost. They were ordered to disconnect all chosen persons by the MPAA.

  • zombie84_41

    still doesnt mean the game is lame lol. i liked it for a few weeks then got so bored. im glad it did good though. just isnt fun anymore

  • Pre-ordered the physical release based on the reviews, and looking forward to getting it. I don’t do downloads–I want an actual, physical thing I can hold onto for my money.

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