Slender: The Arrival arrives on Steam October 28

The indie game Slender: The Arrival is hitting Steam on October 28 for $9.99, with some new content.

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Indie game Slender: The Arrival will hit Steam just in time for Halloween, on October 28. New for the Steam version will be extended stages and a new character.

You'll be put in the role of Laura, a realtor helping her friend Kate sell some property. When Kate goes missing, Laura goes searching for her equipped with no more than a camcorder and a sense of foreboding. You might recognize this same sensation from when you receive a phone call late at night, or hear an unfamiliar noise, or right now as the Slender Man reads this over your shoulder.

The Steam version will retail for $9.99. A console version is also in the works, and is planned for 2014.

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    October 21, 2013 6:15 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Slender: The Arrival arrives on Steam October 28.

    The indie game Slender: The Arrival is hitting Steam on October 28 for $9.99, with some new content.

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      October 21, 2013 7:31 PM

      ... as I read this in a darkened room.

      Well played, Steve. Well played.

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      October 22, 2013 5:30 AM

      Oh yeah this has oculus rift support. I might have to try that.

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      October 22, 2013 5:57 AM

      I really missed the whole internet love affair with this guy. I don't find him scary at all, just lame looking.

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        October 22, 2013 6:41 AM

        It suffers from the friends; "SO SCARY (spoiling aspects even though they try not to) hurf durf" aspects if you're aware of the schtick before you experience it. Doesn't most horror come from "oh shit a problem and i'm helpless or otherwise am aware there's a solution but am not acting appropriately and or effectively to resolve this for my well-being and it's getting closer"

        I mean, not to categorically say all horror is like that, but interactive horror emphasizes those elements. When you're aware of the problem before it presents itself it's almost as if you control an aspect of the surprise, giving you a leg-up when it comes to thinking through the fight/flight response. Then your interpretation isn't a fight/flight evaluation but a more sterile analytic one... lending itself in your case to thinking about appearance rather than its "getting closer"ness.

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          October 22, 2013 4:09 PM

          I know when I marathoned the first 26 episodes of Marble Hornets, which was my first exposure to Slenderman, that night I had felt extremely wary and pensive when I went to bed that night and had a similar feeling and looked around carefully whenever I went through a heavily wooded area. It is rare for something horror related to get to me at all but it sure did get to me from just watching that.

          I still watch the series (as well as a number of other Slenderman centered series) but I really haven't had any feelings like that beyond that initial marathoning (even when I caught up to the rest of the uploaded Marble Hornets vids the following day). The closest I got was when I was playing Slender The Arrival and got to the Generator stage. The Proxy tackled me and when I stood up Slenderman was right in front of me. When I saw that I was like "NOPE!" Paused it, quit and have not started it up again since. Probably will if I get a steam key for buying it from them though.

          I assumed that was scripted that way, but I watcher numerous streams/ videos and it hasn't happened to anyone else other than me.

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      October 22, 2013 8:07 AM

      You'll be put in the role of Laura, a realtor helping her friend Kate sell some property. When Kate goes missing, Laura goes searching for her

      that seems like backstory for backstory's sake. Is there going to be level where we have to avoid slenderman using our in-depth knowledge of local real estate?