Horror game fans are experiencing a sense of loss as Friday the 13th reaches the end of its road. The beloved game, where seven players pit their wits against a special killer, comes to a close in 2023. The creators of the game, IllFonic, released a statement that the license to use the game franchise would expire at the end of that year. The game will no longer be available for purchase in any format, including digital, after December 31, 2023.
Fortunately, for fans who own a version of the game, IllFonic has promised continued access to the game until at least December 31, 2024. The creators have also lowered the price of the game to $4.99 and the price of DLCs to $0.99 each. This price will continue until December 31, 2023, allowing more time for fans to gather and enjoy the game and download any DLCs they want.
This decision to close the game is seen by many as an unfortunate consequence of the legal disputes between the creators and Sean Cunningham, the director and author of the film Friday the 13th from 1980. Fans of the horror game genre will undoubtedly feel this loss keenly.
Fortunately, there are alternatives for gamers looking for something similar. One of the options is Dead by Daylight. This game has been in circulation since 2016 and offers a similar theme of a deadly killer chasing four other players. The unique feature of the game is that the killer is controlled by one of the players, adding an element of excitement to the game. The recent release of a new DLC featuring Nicolas Cage has only confirmed the game’s popularity and the continued interest of fans in this genre.
Dead by Daylight is also becoming increasingly engaging for users with its growing community. The game’s core gameplay mechanics are simple, making it easy to pick up and play. However, mastering the game’s nuances is a different story. The community is active on Reddit, Twitch, and social media, providing tips and strategies on how best to avoid the deadly killer and survive the game.
The game’s success is also due to its high-quality atmospheric graphics, which create a tense and scary atmosphere. This feature adds to the overall horror experience that fans crave in their games, pushing them to play again and again.
In conclusion, horror game fans face a significant loss with Friday the 13th’s closure, but there are alternatives out there. Dead by Daylight is one such game that provides the same rush, excitement, and tension that fans are used to. As we bid farewell to the beloved Friday the 13th game, we can look forward to the future, knowing that there will be new gaming experiences awaiting us.