Blue Wizard Digital, the studio behind the cult hit Slayaway Camp, has announced its next release, Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle, which sees Jason Voorhees stalking and slaying innocent campers across over 100 isometic puzzle levels, from the campgrounds of Crystal Lake to the highrises of Manhattan and beyond!
“I loved the balance of horror and humor the Blue Wizard guys brought to Slayaway Camp,” said Friday the 13th series creator Sean Cunningham, “and I’m thrilled to see their take on Friday the 13th.”
“Though it might surprise PopCap players, I’m a lifelong hardcore horror fan,” said Blue Wizard founder Jason Kapalka. “But it’s pretty hard to make a terrifying game on your phone! As with Plants vs Zombies, we’re taking a more playful, tongue-in-cheek approach than is usual for Friday the 13th, while still paying genuine tribute to all those classic films.”
Players control Jason by sliding him around an isometric puzzle level to attack his victims, either directly with a variety of weapons, or indirectly, by frightening them into environmental hazards like campfires, bear traps, and woodchippers. Gruesome reflex-based “Kill Scenes” punctuate the puzzling as you progress through multiple episodes, from classic campgrounds to more exotic locations such as Manhattan, abandoned amusement parks, supermax prisons, beach resorts, outer space and more.
Check out a selection of screenshots here…
Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle will be released on iPhone and Android devices “free-to-slay” with optional purchases.