Slender - The Game



  • Hello all!

    Wanted to tell you all about an excellent Horror Survival game, that captures the essence of the genre. It's called Slender, and is based around the Myth of the Slender Man. The Slender Man is a tall man, wearing a black suit, with incredibly long arms and a blank face. He stalks his targets without making any noise, and teleports when nobody is watching him.

    The game itself, Slender, gives you a task of collecting eight notes in a dark woodland. The controls are very simple, and the game is seemingly undemanding… until you try playing it. Unfortunately, due to its length and content it will only last you for a few playthroughs, but it is bound to scare you a couple of times. Also, the graphics are surprisingly demanding, but you do not lose much if you choose a lower quality setting.

    If you want to read the review at my site, click here:http://www.altergamer.com/slender-review/

    If you want to just go to the game's main site, and download it (it's free) click here:http://www.parsecproductions.net/slender/

    Also, there is a multiplayer project for Slender. It's a work in progress but I hope it will be as terrifying: http://www.moddb.com/mods/slender-source



  • I wouldn't call it a survival game because

    ! you can not actually survive in it!



  • Well, based on the definition of a Horror Survival Game, it is closer to Horror Survival than any other genre… Unless there is a new one I am not aware of!



  • Tried to download this. It worked but my poor laptop can't take it.

    The game is a lot scarier if it's freezing up the entire time I think. The graphics freeze but the creepy music is still there, and I catch spooky forest images from time to time, also.

    My gamer instincts forced me to exit out ASAP on the grounds that if anything did jump out to scare the crap out of me, I wouldn't be able to escape due to the lag, and I didn't want THAT to happen.



  • Oh, don't worry. The Slender Man does not run or move. He teleports, so if you did see him right in front of you, you would have nowhere to run!



  • Hmm. Seems pretty hard. Sounds like one of those bs Zool quests.



  • Well, it's not difficult, per se, you just have to know how to evade the Slender Man.

    See, your character walks around with a flashlight. Because of this the Slender Man can spot you, but the simple way of evading him is to turn off the flashlight and run away. The problem is that the woodland can be very confusing, so while you might evade the Slender Man you can also get lost. Some people developed special techniques against the Slender Man. One of them is that if you spotted the Slender Man keep looking in his direction, while blocking your view of him with trees or similar obstacles (it is said he won't teleport behind you then.

    The Slender Man becomes more active the more notes you find, and the ambience becomes more and more scary, resulting in constant paranoia. I'd say that your biggest foe in Slender Man is your own mind.



  • @WriterX:

    Well, it's not difficult, per se, you just have to know how to evade the Slender Man.

    See, your character walks around with a flashlight. Because of this the Slender Man can spot you, but the simple way of evading him is to turn off the flashlight and run away. The problem is that the woodland can be very confusing, so while you might evade the Slender Man you can also get lost. Some people developed special techniques against the Slender Man. One of them is that if you spotted the Slender Man keep looking in his direction, while blocking your view of him with trees or similar obstacles (it is said he won't teleport behind you then.

    The Slender Man becomes more active the more notes you find, and the ambience becomes more and more scary, resulting in constant paranoia. I'd say that your biggest foe in Slender Man is your own mind.

    It's a neat game but really, all of the various "strategies" are more like glitches/game exploits. The game is unfinished at best, but hey, it's free.



  • Honestly the Slender man myth is probably the scariest thing I've ever read about in the past, and I'll be honest, I played this game for the first time in a dark room with headphones and I'm pretty sure the paranoia alone made me freak out a bit.



  • Slender is the most terrifying game ever.

    I had to stop playing it.



  • See I'm not sure if the terrible terrible lag is actually legitimately the reason I got off.

    I was spooked by the first five seconds.



  • I don't find the game or the "myth" remotely scary. It's just some shit someone made up at 4chan, for crying out loud. The game doesn't show you get killed or have any violence, it's just an annoying easily exploitable AI that teleports on top of you and shows static as your "death." As a reward for beating the game (by exploiting the AI), you are rewarded with.. static/death!

    Really. The first Aliens VS Predator was way more scary than this stuff. Aliens walking on the ceiling and your radar going ballistic. shivers



  • It was just the background music for me. lemme alone. 😞



  • You're good, man, I just don't understand everyone finds this game so terrifying. I'd probably like it a whole lot better if the "solution" to the game wasn't walking backwards in a map you've come to memorize.



  • 😃 I get what you mean.

    I get the sense that the game actually had fairly creepy vibes, (the music, dude, the music,) but it -is- very exploitable. I don't think they designed it this way, I just think people use the exploits as some sort of defense mechanism. If something pops up on screen you're not suspecting it'll scare you, no matter who you are. Well. Maybe not so absolute as all that, but it scares me. Doesn't matter what it is. It could be a cute bunny rabbit that just popped up and I'd jump out of my skin.


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