BETA DATES!! BackerKit Pre-Orders Charged before the Beta... ICYMI: Thom Matthews as Tommy Jarvis & New Counselor Eric J.R. Lachappa!
Ok, we've hit a huge milestone and as promised, we're starting the Friday the 13th: The Game Beta very soon.
How soon you ask? Well keep reading...
Beta Dates and Rules
OK. The boring, but important stuff first.
For the Friends & Family Beta, those participating agree not to stream footage, or share any sort of media, screenshots, news or information about that game.
Cool? Alright. Now...
The Friends & Family Beta will start on 12/18/16 and run through 12/19/16. Keep in mind; this is a work in progress. This is a beta, as raw as they come. We’re constantly tweaking kills, working on character models, making sure mechanics are working as intended...and sometimes they don’t. You will see some work in early stages, you will see bugs and issues may in fact pop up that affect your experience. This is what a real Beta is all about and it is to be expected.
We want you to kick the tires, break stuff, find bugs and help us stress test our servers. We also want to hear from you directly. Our goal is to take your feedback from this beta and ensure that we’re on the right path for the best overall Friday the 13th experience in gaming. You'll be able to dive into our forums, tweet at us, hit us up on facebook, or post in the Steam community for the game. If you have something to say, we want to hear it.
The Friends & Family beta is for our earliest supporters, our dearest fans, our friends and our families. This is the first look at all of the work that Gun, IllFonic and so many others have spent over a year making a reality. The immense amount of love and support from everyone has been immeasurably gratifying, and has helped our team work through these late nights over the past year and a half.
We want the Friends & Family beta to be intimate; a chance to have the earliest supporters interact with one another, play with the team and get the first shot at a game that couldn’t have been made without you. We’re giving you access to a portion of game development that few teams would ever allow to be shown; so we hope you enjoy access and we look forward to playing with you for the duration of this friends and family beta!
For the Pre-Order Closed Beta, all those that have pre-ordered the game on KS or BackerKit will then get a code for themselves and 4 more to share with others. We'll be taking Pre-Orders for the game at BackerKit throughout the Beta, and anyone Pre-Ordering the game will get 5 Beta codes as well. By redeeming the code/s you'll be locked in on the purchase and cannot cancel your order, so keep that in mind.
Pre-Order Here - https://friday-the-13th-the-game.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
We'll allow streaming of the Pre-Order Closed Beta, so you'll get to watch the dev team play on our Twitch channel, and many of your favorite streamers as well.
Please spread the word and let everyone know that JASON LIVES!
Reminder: BackerKit Pre-orders Will Be Charged On Dec. 17th, & Every Day After Until The Beta Ends
We'll be charging pre-orders and running cards on Dec. 17th. If you've pre-ordered anything from BackerKit recently (since the the end of Nov. 25th) you'll be getting charged and having your order locked in. If you were charged during Kickstarter, or any time before the last Friday of Nov. then you will NOT be charged again. I repeat, if you were already charged, you will not be charged again. This reminder is only for those that have pre-ordered after Nov. 25th.
** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (PLEASE READ) **
Get your orders in for any add-ons you may be looking to pick up, like the Official Physical Art Book or the CD Soundtrack. You can order them now, or wait till the Beta ends. As always, you can still update addresses yourselves as well at the BackerKit site, and will be able to do so up until we begin to ship the games and other merchandise out in 2017.
Tommy Jarvis Returns to Camp Crystal Lake (Thom Matthews Joins The Team)
You heard it right! Tommy Jarvis returns to take on his arch-nemesis Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th: The Game! Tommy is played by Thom Matthews who originally played the role in Part VI. Watch the video and see why everyone is getting excited!
If that doesn't get you hyped up, I don't know what will...
New Counselor (Eric J.R. LaChappa/Class Clown)
We have our next counselor concept for you to check out... Eric J.R. LaChappa!
Eric has become a fan-favorite since we first revealed him and we know he'll be a favorite of players when the game is released.
Friday the 13th: The Game Twitch Streams
Last week Randy got his ass handed to him in Bloodborne. This Friday he'll be playing Kholat on PS4. The following week on the 23rd we'll be doing something special and streaming Friday the 13th: The Game. Perhaps we'll play with some Twitch chat friends and definitely will include some unsuspecting strangers online.
Here is the link to the stream for safe keeping - http://www.twitch.tv/fridaythe13thgame
Take a moment to follow us on Twitch now, that way you can get a notification whenever we go live. You really really should.
That was an incredible update! All of us working on this game are excited to finally share it with you. Please remember... We want your feedback, we will continue to work on the game post-beta and will be taking account of bugs, balancing tweaks and suggestions.
Ready to stalk some counselors? We'll be out on the campgrounds with you soon, so watch your back!!
- Gun Media & Illfonic