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Friday the 13th: The Game cover art featuring Jason wielding an axe in front of a victim.
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For horror fans, few settings are as iconic as Camp Crystal Lake. The 2017 game, Friday the 13th, perfectly captured the thrill of trying to survive the night, making it a favorite among enthusiasts.

Unfortunately, legal troubles hindered the game’s progression, leaving fans who missed it feeling regretful by 2018.

Fast forward to 2024: a group of diehard fans is determined to keep Camp Crystal Lake from fading into obscurity.

Their solution: Friday the 13th: The Game – Resurrected, a fan-made project aimed at reviving the beloved title. Slated for a PC release, this ambitious project promises to not only revive the core gameplay but also introduce new content.

Here’s what you need to know about the game, and when or if it will release any time soon.

The Legacy of Friday the 13th: The Game

The original Friday the 13th offered a multiplayer slasher experience that pitted camp counselors against the unstoppable Jason Voorhees.

Counselors worked together to escape Camp Crystal Lake, complete objectives, or simply survive the night, while the player controlling Jason hunted them down, using the environment and his formidable strength to eliminate them one by one.

The game captured the suspenseful and nerve-wracking essence of the movies, offering a thrilling cat-and-mouse chase. Players could choose from various counselors, each with unique personalities and abilities, while Jason had many brutal animations at his disposal, ensuring a gruesome demise for any unlucky counselor.

What Spelled the Game's Demise?

Unfortunately, Friday the 13th: The Game's reign of terror was short-lived. 

Legal disputes over franchise ownership halted development in 2017, and the game was subsequently delisted from digital marketplaces soon after. Fans were left heartbroken, with the future of Camp Crystal Lake uncertain.

The Resurrection and Beyond

The arrival of Friday the 13th: The Game – Resurrected offers a glimmer of hope to fans.

However, due to copyright concerns, the project has received a cease-and-desist order, officially putting its future on hold. While this is a setback for fans, who knows what the future will bring?

Stay Tuned to Ape Odyssey for Updates

Whether or not Resurrected sees the light of day, the project underscores the passion of its fanbase and the potential for revival even under challenging circumstances.

If you're a diehard fan eager for updates or interested in what made the original game so compelling, stay tuned to our blog. There’s always a chance we might see Friday the 13th: The Game – Resurrected come to life. Follow us on Instagram for the latest updates.


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