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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November 6

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!

Blue Isle Studios

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October 31

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
Helpful customer reviews
92 of 101 people (91%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
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I Like:
+ brilliant horror atmosphere
+ genuinely great scares
+ disturbing sounds and effects
+ objects random generated
+ nice looking outdoor areals
+ slenderman and a other surprise

I Dont Like:
- trial & error sometimes frustrating
- short gametime
- no puzzles
- hide and crouch has no effect

When Slender: The Eight Pages was released in the summer of 2012, horror fans praised its short, experimental, and completely free take on the genre. Manically dashing through the forest and trying to snag all eight pieces of paper before the creepy Slender Man finds you remains a surprisingly unnerving experience.

Arrival expands on the ideas of the original with a basic story and the creative application of old mechanics. The game is broken up into five chapters, each with its own focus.
You have to perform such tasks as collecting a certain number of documents or activating generators, but as you get closer to completing your objective, Slenderman's pursuit gets more aggressive.
He can move now. You'll see him ahead and run away, only for him to appear suddenly behind you. It's incredibly unnerving, and playing in the dark with headphones is genuinely chilling. The subtle use of music and sound effects is excellently done.
Boards creak, children whisper, and there are some truly terrifying moments that wouldn’t exist without the impeccable use of audio.
The ever-so-slightly paranormal setting is matched by a surreal, atonal background hum. Footsteps and the errant rustling of leaves give you the constant feeling of being watched, even when nothing can be found, and each time you pick up a new clue, a new instrument enters the sonic landscape. Slender is best served in a dark room with a pair of headphones.

The lighting is beautiful, and the forests and corridors thick with atmosphere. A grainy film effect adds to the horror film feel, and whenever the Slenderman is near, the HUD – which mimics a video camera – distorts and flickers. Daylight scenes break up the gloom and show off the surprisingly beautiful world design. Don't get used to them, though. It's a relentlessly dark, bleak game.

A game this short shows just how repetitive The Arrival is. While a lucky player can dash through in about 20 minutes, it’ll probably take most people a few hours thanks to the unfair nature of the enemies.
Slender Man and his friends don’t mind warping directly behind you and causing instant game over. The worst offender of this comes once you reach the abandoned mine and are introduced to a second enemy type. A little knife-wielding kid, stalks you throughout the level and kill you without a warning. Very frustrating.

A hardcore mode gives you a finite amount of flashlight battery, more aggressive enemies, but an alternate ending if you can stomach it all the way through.
Slender: The Arrival manages to deliver some truly impressive scares, but you’ll have to wade through the muck of repetitive tasks and unfair enemies in order to experience them
Slender is not an experience you will soon forget, and the price just about right for its short length.


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35 of 49 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
I punched my monitor

10/10
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
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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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
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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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Really scary, and fun watching your friends replay levels :P
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
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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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Ive Seen Enough Hentai. To know were this is going.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
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 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
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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27 of 51 people (53%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Slender Man Slender Man all the children try to run
Slender Man Slender Man to him it's part of the fun
Slender Man Slender Man dressed in darkest suit and tie
Slender Man Slender Man you most certainly will die
Slender Man Slender Man his branching arms are for collecting
Slender Man Slender Man his face is empty of expressing
Slender Man Slender Man he won't let you say goodbye
Slender Man Slender Man you most certainly will die
You most certainly will die. You most certainly will die. You most certainly will die. You most certainly will die.
Slender Man Slender Man sometimes hums a lonely drone
Slender Man Slender Man he will wander around your home
Slender Man Slender Man blends in well within the trees
Slender Man Slender Man in the fog he's hard to see
Slender Man Slender Man dressed in darkest suit and tie
Slender Man Slender Man you
most certainly will die
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
I wasn't expecting much going in, but what's here is a surprisingly frightening game primarily due to it's really good sound work that is effective at constantly keeping you on edge. I highly recommend this game - especially to horror fans who want something considerably more scary than usual.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Not nearly spooky enough
Pages 1-7 were easy to find, Number 8 was hidden in a dark place.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
I like it, it's creepy, the only problem is the flashlight has very rare oppurtunity of never being found.

9/10

PS: Go to Classic The Eight Pages style by pressing Tab!
Fact: Slender The Eight Pages has zoom function, bursting theories about how you see static in the game. Oh, Q for Zoom Out, E for Zoom In!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
+Tense atmosphere
+Genuinely great scares

– Dull, simplistic mechanics
– Unfair difficulty spikes
– Few new ideas

6.5/10
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
39.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
THIS GAME IS #2SPOOPY4ME
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Scared and only saw Slender once..... Scared as ♥♥♥♥ and idk if I will ever play this again. 100/10 True Horror
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
2spok4me 9/9 m9
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
This game is Awesome, if you like to be scared, get this game.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
One Of The Best Horror Games I Played
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