The messy legal battle over the rights to the Friday the 13th franchise means that pretty much everything connected to the property is a casualty, including the films and Friday the 13th: The Game. As we recently learned, no new content can be created for the game until the issues are ironed out, which essentially means the end for new content altogether.
What about the other Friday video game, Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle? Blue Wizard Digital’s horror puzzle game launched on Steam and for iOS and Android this past January, and the developers note this week that their hands are also tied when it comes to generating new content for the game. That said, some new content is actually coming soon.
In a series of tweets, Blue Wizard detailed…
“We were trying to be sneaky and tease a special surprise update for Friday, July 13, but some people are getting freaked out because of the recent legal issues around the Gun game. We don’t want to confuse anyone or create trouble, so we’ll clarify a bit what’s happening! Yes, on July 13 we are releasing an update with a new Jason avatar you can earn for free by completing a special challenge. Let’s just say it’s never a good idea to hike by yourself. Yes, we are under the same legal restrictions as the Gun team on new content for our game. Nobody is lying or using that as an excuse to ‘quit’ working on the game.”
“For contractual reasons, January 22, 2018 was our deadline for creating new content for our game. As that deadline approached, we completed a few Jason avatars that we inserted in the game but disabled. We were hopeful that the legal issues would be quickly resolved, but… We wanted a few “secrets” we could release later without breaching our contract if the worst-case legal scenario came to pass (as it has). No, we don’t have tons of secret content hidden away in the code… just a few cool surprises for our fans. Like Gun and other F13 fans, we’re hoping the lawsuit gets settled or resolved as soon as possible so everyone can enjoy more Jason! We are continuing with bug fixing and technical upgrades to the game, but are hopeful things can get settled so we can do much more in the future!”
— f13killerpuzzle (@f13killerpuzzle) July 4, 2018