A few months back, a little freeware game named Slender went viral on the internet. Originally made popular by internet personality Pewdiepie, the game received a wide amount of coverage from the gaming community and even a spot on Toonami, where it terrified Tom. The game had you running around the woods late at night, trying to collect pages before the avatar of all creepypasta, the Slenderman, caught you. When I reviewed it, I was very impressed and thought that it explored how fear worked in a very creative way.
Today, in a bit of surprise news, Slender creator Mark Hadley announced a new project that would be a collaboration between his own studio, Parsec Productions, and Toronto developer, Blue Isle Studios (who also created Project Warfare), that will be titled, Slender: The Arrival. The game will have “more levels, improved visuals, and an engaging storyline, the commercial release takes Slender to all new heights.” The initial shots of the game do look extremely promising, though I am worried that adding a storyline might take away from the very primal fear of the original game. This, of course, is not the only Slender remake, with fan-game Faceless (originally titled Slender: Source) also being developed. The difference however, is that Slender: The Arrival is being built from the ground up and will not be free. While there is no official release date, we do know that the game is being developed for the PC and will run on Windows and, considering the release of Slender, probably Mac.
So, what are your thoughts? Are you ready to run from Slendy one more time? We here at Blistered Thumbs will be watching this game eagerly and be sure to bring any and all updates on it.