For some reason, so many horror movie characters never think to call the police. Because we're a little smarter than horror movie characters, this year's Friday the 13th game will let you call the police as you're being chased by Jason Voorhees, as revealed in a recent gameplay overview video.
Unlike a lot of successfully Kickstarted projects, the Friday the 13th: The Game has not been short on updates -- for both their backers and the public -- since their project was successfully funded last November. The simplified video that explains the phone mechanic is the third in a series of gameplay overviews. The other two introduce you to the start of the game -- how the counsellors and Jason spawn on the map -- while the second details how sprinting depletes counsellors' stamina, resulting in some potentially dangerous stumbling when it becomes low.
It looks like being a counsellor in this Friday the 13th game is going to be a tough job -- let's just hope that the police are more useful in the game than they are in the movies. Honestly, I'm more excited to be Jason once I get my hands on a copy. I've even been practising my ch-ch-ch ah-ah-ah.
If you missed out on being a backer on the Kickstarter campaign and you're interested in netting yourself a copy, the devs are still accepting pre-orders through the Kickstarter campaign page.