You're on your own. No one to come for you. No one to help you. No one to hear you scream. Slender: The Arrival is the official videogame adaption of Slender Man, developed in collaboration with Eric "Victor Surge" Knudson, creator of the paranormal phenomenon that has been terrifying the curious-minded around the world since...
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Release Date: Oct 28, 2013

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"Suffers from questionable and repetitive design but still manages some nice atmosphere and scares. Stands out in the flood of Slender games."

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November 6, 2014

Halloween Contest Winners

Congratulations to everyone who found all 9 markings and deciphered the secret message! We had over 80 entries and have randomly drawn 4 winners.

The correct secret message is:
“Abandon all hope for death is only the beginning”

And now the moment we’ve all been waiting for, the announcement of our winners! Drum roll please…

Our grand prize winner who will be taking home a $100 Steam gift card is:
Daniel Abraham

Our 3 runner ups who have each snagged a $50 Steam gift card:
Josh Guessit
Inilitus
Brian Taylor

We hope everyone enjoyed the contest! Our winners should expect a message from us soon!

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October 31, 2014

Halloween Contest Extension

Happy Halloween!

Slender Man is having a tough time choosing his costume this year…



We are extending our Halloween contest deadline to Monday, Nov 3. That will be the last day you can submit all 9 hidden markings along with the secret message to contests@blueislestudios.com.

All details: http://blueislestudios.com/halloween-in-oakside-park/

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Reviews

“A significant improvement over Parsec Production's original game, featuring a much more robust narrative, and a darker, more foreboding atmosphere.”
90 – The Escapist

“One of the most terrifying games in recent memory.”
85 – GameSpot

“The Arrival pushed me to the edge of sanity. With its clever combination of unsettling pictures and disturbing sounds this is one of the most intense horror experiences available today.”
85 – 4Players

About This Game

You're on your own. No one to come for you. No one to help you. No one to hear you scream. Slender: The Arrival is the official videogame adaption of Slender Man, developed in collaboration with Eric "Victor Surge" Knudson, creator of the paranormal phenomenon that has been terrifying the curious-minded around the world since its inception, with Mark Hadley and Blue Isle Studios.

Back in 2012, Mark Hadley (AgentParsec) created a game that captivated gamers around the world. Slender: The Eight Pages was a short, experimental first-person game that helped breathe new life into the horror genre through its use of unadulterated tension and fear.

Experience the horror all over again.

Slender: The Arrival is the official re-imagining and expansion of the original game created by Mark Hadley, teamed up with the writers behind the Marble Hornets series and the development team at Blue Isle Studios. The Arrival features a brand new storyline, improved visuals, great replay value, and most importantly, survival horror at its best.

The Arrival officially supports the Oculus Rift – a next generation virtual headset designed for super immersive gaming! The Rift intensifies the fear-factor, and gives players a brand new, immersive horror experience.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual core CPU @2GHz (Pentium D or better)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000, GeForce 8800, ATI 1950 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible audio device
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Quad Core Intel or AMD
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 260 1GB or AMD HD4850 1GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible audio device
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacOS X 10.6.6 or higher
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2600 / NVidia Geforce 8800 / Intel HD 4000 or better
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
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369 of 451 people (82%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Opens laptop
Opens steam
Opens slender
Plays for 10 minutes
Closes Slender
Uninstalls Slender
Uninstalls Steam
Closes Laptop
Smashes Laptop with giant hammer
Stomps on it
Throws Laptop out the window
Can't sleep for 1 week
Other than that 10/10 : )
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361 of 482 people (75%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Taught me how to press Alt+f4 quicker than sanic 11/10 quickscopez - ign
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262 of 353 people (74%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
I punched my monitor

10/10
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53 of 61 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Was really impessed with this little horror treat. Beautiful graphics, great suspense building and effective jumpscares. Only downside, was very brief, could realistically finish it in 2 hours. Took me 3.6 because I'm a thorough explorer and I died a lot... first time I saw Slender I just ran right up to him to say hi... But other than that, it's much better than expected. And well worth it at the sale price of 3.99. I would place it somewhere between The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and Outlast, as far as style and gameplay. If you like either one of those, and a good jumpscare, you'll like this one. The story seemed like a prologue, so hopefully it's just The Arrival and we'll see some fully fleshed out sequels. Definitely tracking this studio to see what they come up with next.
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186 of 296 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
EDIT:
Spent few more hours on the game, rewrote parts of the review, fixed up some grammar
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Remember Slender: the Eight Pages?
It basically was a level where you collect 8 spooky pages with child drawings, while being chased by so called Slenderman. And while nothing really special, it was pretty fun, atmospheric and scary

Now, this game is basically the Eight Pages on steroids, which is both a good and bad thing...
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Let's start with positives:
1. Game is very atmospheric and it gives you feeling of hopelessness. Since you only have a flashlight and a camera, your only options of defence is running away with your tail between your legs

2. Sound design is pretty good. Wind blowing through trees, camera static, creepy ambient sounds and echoes sound pretty great

3. There is also a new enemy type that you will meet on a few levels, adding some variaty

4. If you are easily scared, you'll probably get your heart and adrenaline a nice little workout

5. Game got some love with patches and some new (and old) levels completely for free, which is nice
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Now let's go over negatives and man, are there lot's of em:

1. Story is basically non existent. You're there to find some boy or a girl, but why, where and when is never really explained, unless you find and read all the collectibles.
Even then I had to go to on the internet to get my story fix. I know, it's a "scary simulator" but it is such a shame we don't get to know any of the rich lore behind Slenderman or ingame characters.

2. If you're into horror games, have played a few, or are not so easily scared - you will get bored pretty quickly. This game relies heavily on jump scares and spooky sound effects, which, while scary at first, will get repetitive pretty quickly

3. Difficulty is way to easy on easy (no pun intended) and medium but WAY to unforgiving on hardcore.
On medium you're pretty much unstoppable, save for a few spots, but on hardcore some levels are so EXTREMELY annoying and unforgiving, you'll be sent to the retry screen so fast, you'll think that the game has crashed and got stuck on the same screen.
Protagonists movement speed is something of the worst I have ever expirienced! Your movement speed is comparable to a turtle and sprint makes no sense at all, since it's completely random... Sometimes when you spot Slenderman, your character will run like a Nascar vehicle on a rampage, but other times (especially when you really need to) you really start to wonder if main protagonist you play as has a death wish or something, since her run speed will be so bad, a toddler would crawl past her while he was asleep...
It also doesn't help that the game is just so dark 90% of the time, which lead to...

4. This game is so friggin dark... I mean brightness cranked all the way to maximum but still dark - dark!
But don't give me flak about that, I know Slender: the Arrival is supposed to be dark and spooky game, which is the point, but I mean really? This games darkness will give a black hole a run for it's money!
Even with brightness at maximum, you are blind as a bat without you flashlight. You won't see crap and it is really frustrating, especially on hardcore, because you flashlight have limited battery.
Got 7 out of 8 pages but you flashlight depleted the battery? Might as well restart, since there is no way you'll be seeing anything, except maybe Slendermans buttcheeks rubbed against your face anyways if you're lucky.

5. Graphics are pretty terrible, even for a indie game. I mean, most of the game is dark and you won't be seeing much anyways. It still isn't good excuse for this game to look like Half Life 1. Textures looks old, muddy and dated, animations are just... basic, and water, trees and grass will probably make a senior pc enthusiast cry.

6. Game have been out for a year now, and it ran pretty terribly back then. Well, 1 year and 3 days later and it still performs somewhat terrible, even after patches...
While not nearly as bad as before, on some spots however, this game will really live up to it's predecessors name, the Eight Pages since your top notch gaming beast machine will cry and sweat proficiently to spit 8 FPS out of this game

7. For me personally, Slender: the Arrival got repetitive pretty quickly. While game started out really great, jumpscares got old and missions became repetitive and just plain boring. But It's hardly a problem though since Slender: the Arrival is so amazingly short...

8. Yes, this game is alarmingly short. I mean REALLY, REALLY short. There is even an achivement for completing it in 45 min. Don't worry, it isn't hard since you can easily ace through it in no more than 30 min with some practice.

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All in all, Slender: the Arrival is hit & miss. While some people will enjoy it, for me, it got boring really, really quickly.
I was hoping for a really scary game with rich lore and lot's of exploration, but what I got was a boring, short, walking simulator with a lot of jump scares, bad graphics, non existent story which was way to easy on normal and way to frustrating and rage indusing on hardcore.

My honest opinion?
Try it at friends house, get it on sale, or spend your money on something else
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28 of 35 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Slender: The Arrival is a very spooky horror game with an excellent coordination of music, sounds, atmosphere, and visuals that keep the chill factor high throughout. The story provides 8 different locations to explore, and offers a fair amount of clues that slowly unfold a sinister evil that has taken over the land. The game does a great job of presenting scares in moderation which creates a prolonging sense of anticipation of what's going to happen next.

Although the game can be relatively short, an initial playthrough should take several hours. Slender: The Arrival felt almost like starring in my own Blair Witch Project movie. One of the better horror games I've played that doesn't involve shooting.
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55 of 83 people (66%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Ive Seen Enough Hentai. To know were this is going.
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Slender The Arrival is a worthy successor to Slender The Eight Pages. More beautiful, immersive, still scary, the title gives chills and cold sweats the most courageous of you. Unfortunately, the player becomes accustomed too quickly their graphics and sound effects. In addition, the life duration is low and lack of variety in the objectives prevent him to rank among the essential of survival horror. Absolute fans of the genre can still be tempted.
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28 of 39 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
This game scared the ♥♥♥♥ out of me, yet I can't get enough of it! I love it! I try to always expect him, but when I finally let my guard down, he pops up out of nowhere
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
I personally had really liked Slenderman as a horror character/myth or whatever you wish to call him. I found his design and behavior to be very intriguing, that was the original reason I picked this game up. I didn't expect too much from it since I had seen a playthrough of it when it first came out, BUT this game has truly stunned me! They added soo many bloody new things to enjoy! New levels, more story, another antagonist, and soo much replay value. I was very surprised at how satisfying the gameplay was, and it did quite a good job of making an erie atmosphere. Now being the manly man I am, I wasn't even scared for a second! But to some people I suppose this game would be considered pretty freaky. So in the end, if you like Slendy and horror games, I would suggest you give this one a go!
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Chickend out in the Prologue.
10/10 would chicken out again.
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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
Really scary, and fun watching your friends replay levels :P
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
You know a game is good when you are to afraid to start or even play it at all. You know a game is good when you have to pack an extra pair of underwear just in case, well you know. You know a game is good when you get so scared you beg a friend or two to try it for themselves. I had a friend who thought it didn't look that scary, I was sitting pretty when he was litterally begging his mom to pick him up early (he slept with her that night)
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Crapped my pants as a little boy ran after me in a deserted Chapel with a slendy guy behind me. 11/10 would crap again.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Writing a letter to my family to press charges against whoever made this game, in case I died of a heart attack...
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
A terrifyingly unfrightful game which has you, a silent protagonist, look for his friend "Kate", investigate an area while picking up 8 pieces of paper while you're stalked by a mentally challenged individual who wears a sock on his head and a suit.

Lots of static for the faint of heart, plenty of eerie low rumbling sounds in dark areas and a generic world that forces you, the player, to "immerse" yourself into is something that the game offers.

If one were to look for a decent horror title which does not base it's horror of a drearily paced, monotonous environment flicking switches and travelling as if the main character has a third of his thighs removed thus causing a wobbly running effect then it would be better to go back to Resident Evil. Or Evil Within. Or Amnesia or Penumbra! Those are nice titles.

TL;DR avoid if you find Five Nights at Freddy's boring, purchase if you are easily frightened by lame indie titles.

Now, give me those downvotes now you rabid fans.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Nunca pensei que um jogo indie poderia ter gráficos tão bons assim! Ele não é um Crissis 3 mas não perde feio em gráficos não! Mas o game não é só gráficos, a história é fantástica! O jogo é meio misterioso, por isso vc precisa ter um bom inglês para conseguir joga-lo, pois precisa ler várias cartas e tal. Mas o jogo é tão ♥♥♥♥ que vc começa a ficar assustado antes mesmo das partes assustadoras. Eu achei ele meio estilo Amnesia, então se vc gostou de amnesia vai curtir Slender tbm! Se vc curte um bom jogo de terror, recomendo esse game!
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
Very good game! Scares the ♥♥♥♥ outta me every time! Dont think it wont be scary becuse its rated T. Would recomned to any fan of horror.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
I can't play this game for longer than 5 minutes, scariest thing ever, hopefully someday I'll be able to finish it.
10/10
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
This is a nice game for people who are into the horror genre. Although it's a little bit short, the game is really fun, and the scare factor is definitely noticeable. What's really good about this game is the atmosphere and detail of each level, and the way it really lets you be absorbed into it. I recommend this for anyone who enjoys atmospheric and or scary games.
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