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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October 25

Halloween in Oakside

Residents of Oakside Area are reporting strange markings that seem to have mysteriously appeared overnight. Jack Bennett, an Oakside resident of 15 years reports his experience from a late October evening:

“The fog was rolling in, and the moon peaked through the clouds lighting the path. I was out for a late night walk in the woods. I could hear leaves crunching under someone’s footsteps. I quickened my pace. I felt someone watching me. I saw someone- a dark figure in the corner of my eye. In my panic I started sprinting back towards my house, but my toe caught a root and I fell to the ground. When I looked up, I noticed markings on a brick wall.”



Further reports suggest there are 9 hidden markings, and rumors among residents are that they create a harrowing message. Authorities hope to locate all of them.

If you want to help the townspeople, you’ll need to send screenshots of all 9 markings, along with the secret message to contests@blueislestudios.com by Saturday, Nov. 1.

There will be a draw on Monday, Nov. 3 for all correct entries. Three lucky winners will receive $50 Steam gift cards, and one winner will snag a $100 Steam gift card.

Good luck!

Blue Isle Studios

Patch Notes:

-Fixed a bug where Slender Man wouldn’t appear again in genesis if you beat it once
-Improved character model and texture quality
-Improved terrain detail on ‘good’ and ‘best’ settings in the ‘Into the Abyss’ level
-Fixed a bug where the steam overlay would cause the pause menu to move
-Fixed a bug where the run key would reset mouse sensitivity
-Fixed a bug where the volume slider reacted poorly to controllers in-game
-Increased the resolution of several game textures
-Improved performance in ‘The Eight Pages’ on ‘good’ and ‘best’ settings
-Fixed a bug where occasionally the ‘Walking Simulator’ achievement would not unlock
-Improved performance in ‘Flashback’ and ‘The Arrival’ on ‘good’ and ‘best’ settings
-Fixed a bug in ‘Homestead’ that allowed the player to bypass parts of the level
-Fixed collision issues with ‘Homestead’
-Added small amounts of lighting to interiors in ‘Homestead’

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October 15

The Steam 2.0 Free DLC Update is here!

The most recent update on Steam is now live! All of the information can be found on the Steam Store.

The new update includes:

- Totally free Update with two brand new levels
- Vastly improved game performance and optimizations
- Mac OS X availability on Steam
- Soundtrack available for purchase

For anyone who purchased Slender: The Arrival prior to the Steam release, we recommend you activate your copy on Steam. You do not need to repurchase, you can use your original license key. Just be sure to delete the dashes.

Thanks!

Blue Isle Studios

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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

PC
Mac
    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
Helpful customer reviews
35 of 41 people (85%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Imagine it, you're walking down a dirt road in the woods at dusk, it is autumn the leaves are turning orange and red. You come across an abandon vehicle on the road. The sun quickly sets, leaving you in the dark without a flashlight and suddenly, you aren't alone anymore. You are being watched and stalked by something. It feeds off of the power of your video camera, which is the only way to see it (I guess).

When your video camera flickers, it is closing in on you. It is drawing the power from the batteries as it draws near. It is Slenderman. A tall thin humanoid creature that looks over you from afar from hilltops. The creature that opens the doors that you just closed. The creature that your only defense is to not look at it. To wish it away as you cower in fear by looking at the ground. No... just run away until your video recorder stops flickering. How do you run from something that just teleports in front of you? You can always walk backward.

This is Slender: The Arrival, less of a game and more of a first person experience along the lines of Dear Esther and Gone Home. It preys on your fears. It has a great, creepy atmosphere and great sound design. You have little in the way of controls, left stick to move, right stick to look, a sprint button, flashlight button, zoom button, and a use button. There are other buttons, but they feel redundant.

The game dumps you in and never explains why you're there. Not just the first chapter of the game, but over and over again, its the same thing, you start at dusk in the woods and go into the night and then find an abandon building. Each chapter has a different task, such as turn on X generators, find X pages in the woods and close X windows. Simple things, but you're just stuck with something that can be anywhere at anytime that will warn you when its near. The more things you collect, the more intensely you will be harassed.

As you wander in the dark you quickly come across an average house. Depending on where you enter, it looks like there is nothing wrong. Just a normal house for sale with a playground in the back. Soon enough you'll find things scrawled on the walls and rooms in disarray. Eventually, you'll find a flashlight that will help you. The idea of wandering in the woods might seem like an easy way to get lost, but as you roam the darkness, you'll be enticed by audio and visual cues such as paths, lights and dozens of arrows pointing in one direction that will guide your way.

If you think you'll get used to Slenderman, once you progress far enough, eventually you will reach an abandon facility and have a follower. Perhaps it is a follower of the Slenderman, but it follows, chases and strangles you. This isn't a creature like Slenderman, so it doesn't have magical powers other than it is getting closer, running after you. You'll hear its footsteps running up to you. Your only defense is to focus your flashlight and blind it. That adds something different to the game. Getting trapped in a side room means there is no way out and no where to run away from the follower.

It is a toss up if this experience is for you. If finding stuff in the dark isn't for you then skip it. You'll be searching open areas for sometimes tiny things (sheets of paper). Lost in the woods and abandon buildings. Being thrown off your direction from having to run away and forced to figure out where you're going again in an area that is mostly woods. If you can't handle bobbing and weaving cameras, avoid this game. It might be a nitpick but sometimes the camera seems to be at a person's waist. The height of a sink or a doorknob.

I couldn't really recommend Dear Esther or Gone Home. They were both beautiful and immersive, but I didn't feel anything playing those games like I did with Slender: The Arrival. Is it worth $10 for an hour or two of gameplay? I feel like I was engaged and always challenged by a single strange foe with powers to teleport anywhere.
Posted: October 15
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
As a man who enjoys stalking children in the woods and murdering them, I find this game incredibly offensive, as it depicts good, innocent people like me as if we're evil or some bogus nonsense.

I give it a 9/11
Posted: October 17
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Compared to all the other Slender games, This one is a masterpiece, instead of relying solitarily on being jump scared by slender, this one uses the entire mythos to create a rather suspensful game. While it does contain the standard "Walk around and collect things" scheme, it doesn't really take you out of the experience. And the design choices deffinately go a long way to add to the scares.
Not to mention, this one is Story driven to some extent.

I loved this game, loved the story, and loved the scares and I reccomend giving this one a try.

Long story short, I love this game


Slender: the 8 pages was an introduction. Slender:The Arrival is the masterpiece.


Pros:
-Good suspense
-Great design choices
-Great atmosphere


Cons:
-Standard 8 pages gameplay.
-Considerably short.
-A little repettative



As a slender game 10/10

As a game 9.5/10
Posted: October 17
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
This is one of my favourite horror games on Steam. The graphics are beautiful and the intro level genuinely made me close my game the first time through. Slender is done justice with a faithful recreation of the gameplay from the flash game. My only complaint is that the game is a little too short but with the free DLC recently released I think it is just the right length for the game :).
Posted: October 14
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
The game is short, but it's certainly in my top 3 favorite horror games of all time ! Great soundtrack, great level design, awesome ambiance !

9.5/10
Posted: October 14
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
REALLY scary. Although it's pretty easy to beat, you will still have to change your pants a few times. Worth every penny.
Posted: October 18
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Good to see the game is fully optimized in the 2.0 update. This is a great follow up to the 8 pages with updated graphics and atmosphere. Initially the game seemed to aim at a more photorealistic approach but with bugs and poor optimization. Along followed updates to the game with better optimization but with sacrifices to the games photorealism and effects. Hopefully another follow-up to the game will hit that mark of photorealism. Overall the game is still great and the developers deserve recognition for putting the effort into keeping the game updated and fully supported for optimization on 3 platforms now (not many small development teams do this).
Posted: October 18
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
I love this game for some reason.
I like being chased by Slender and Charlie
Has awesome soundtrack and the forest, the forest, I just love it.

- not optimized too well
Posted: September 27
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
11/10
Would spend 15 minutes deciding wether to approach Charlie or not again
Posted: October 15
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
creepy
Posted: September 26
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Slender: The Arrival continues on the road paved by its predecessor The Eight Pages, offering same horrors, featuring slender man with a hooded sidekick. If you like scaring yourself, you'll love Slender: The Arrival.
Posted: September 28
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
scarry as hell so GREAT game has lots of good jumpscares LOTS...slender the arrival best game ever
Posted: September 28
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
The atmosphere of this game suck you in so much that even slight static on the screen makes you jump.
Posted: October 10
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Cant play this game...so horrible....im so scared !
Posted: October 10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
This game DOESNOT WORK ON OCULUS RIFT DK2

It was released back when the DK1 was the thing and the dev's have not updated it to work with the DK2 even thou they say they are working on it and that it is coming after the DLC it never did.

The game just updated with yet more DLC 26/10/14 for halloween but still no VR Support for current VR hardware.

This is being sold under false pretences lots of poeple aare buing this thinking its gonna work for them when it doesnot.

shame on you and your attempts at a Activision style cash grab support your paying customers and label the game in the store correctly as supporting only the DK1
Posted: October 25
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
umm when i try to download the game in my libary it says it does but it doesnt download anything it had a empty folder and doesnt even start up what do i do???
Posted: October 9
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4 of 14 people (29%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Extremely sensitive it is okay I would stick to the other Slender Man games
Posted: October 3
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2 of 12 people (17%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
The classic "eight pages" level is always a good time, but the third level is somewhat ridiculous unless it's been patched. I never got by it.
Posted: October 9
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4 of 17 people (24%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
well, i guess i couldnt have expected much out of this, but wasnt worth the amount i paid. Ending was weak.
Posted: October 12
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10 of 34 people (29%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
WOW this game is a massive piece of ♥♥♥♥. There is absolutely NO indication on where you are supposed to go or what you are supposed to do. The story is half ♥♥♥♥♥ from what I could see. The graphics, The shading and the textures are all HORRIBLE, Every time anything at all happens you get punted back to the main menu for (SOME STUPID REASON). This piece of crap is so poorly designed and executed that it literally looks like no more than three people worked on this game at any point and time.

I found a missing child poster that put me into some horrible looking mirror world where textures appear and dissapear like magic and I kept teleporting around for some stupid ♥♥♥ reason until I eventually found myself in a lock room that slender appeared in which ended that dumb ♥♥♥ whatever the hell it was supposed to be thus putting me in the main menu instead of back into the actual game.

So THEN I select a mission from the menu where apparently slenderman was hunting for me and I never even saw him all I ever heard were a bunch of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ noises as I explored the house until I died and had to sit through a long ♥♥♥ bunch of nothing until the game said that I somehow had died and now every time I try to start the game up I see clouds followed by static followed by being punted back to the main menu. Needless to say this game is no longer installed. WHY steam continues to allow unfinished pieces of ♥♥♥♥ like this to be sold is beyond me. This game isn't worth a dime!
Posted: September 26
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