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Edited by datarez

That was really good at giving me some good scares at 9:30 in the morning. Thanks for that. :P Now I just play this on my TV and scare my friends while playing.

Posted by zoozilla

That actually made my heart beat a little faster, though it may have been more to do with Ryan and Patrick's freak-outs than the game itself. Still, I'm not going to play it at night.

Posted by K9

Its bright outside for me and yet I can't even watch this video in full screen without getting all tensed up.

Edited by TheCheese33

I'm currently reviewing this for my site. It's an incredibly short game, clocking in at a few hours, but there's nothing else out there that captures primal fear quite like this. Also, they do have a fair amount of variation later; as Patrick mentioned, there's a level where you have to face off against not one, but two horrifying creations. There's even a bit that will instantly be familiar to any Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth fans.

Posted by lachrymoses

So someone made a game based on a somethingawful forums meme from four years ago?

Posted by SamDrugbringer

@lachrymoses said:

So someone made a game based on a somethingawful forums meme from four years ago?

I really wouldn't reduce Slenderman to "Some Somethingaweful meme" It's taken on a pretty amazing life of it's own.

Posted by Pudge

Boo!

Slender is the Harlem Shake of video games.

Posted by Undeadpool

My name is Slenderman. Bob Slenderman.

Posted by Vuud

Oh Patrick, please don't call this a 'mythology'.

Posted by KittyVonDoom

Wait. Slenderman is supposed to be scary?

Oh, Internet!

Posted by Oginam

Not a fan of horror games but at least this looks properly scary as opposed to the original.

Edited by Demonsoul

I watched this in a pitch black room and slenderman doesn't scare me! Bash that skinny freak in the face with your flashlight and kick him in the family jewels.

Edited by Dezztroy

Oh man, Ryan's scream was amazing.

Posted by slyspider

Too scared to even start. Fuck scary games >.<

Posted by AngstOverlord

OH NO FACELESS SUIT MAN HE'S GONNA... stand at us. Without eyes he can't even stare. Poor bastard. I will never understand this overwhelming fear some people have of a skinny guy in professional attire. At least there's no 'scare' camera. The only time that's done well is when 'The Rock' is involved.

Edited by madsoultorsk

This game is horrible compared to Amnesia.

Posted by Sarx
Posted by mrfluke

Hey the comments arent on fire, that means patrick did good,

good!

Posted by Slaegar

@outrager said:

I have to pause it every time I take a sip of my hot tea because I don't want some jump scare to cause me to spill it all over myself.

Oh my god. I did the exact same thing with my coffee.

Edited by Roomrunner

To those being tough guys saying Slenderman isn't scary: in this game's case, it isn't about the look if the monster, or the mythos. It's about the enemy chasing you with impunity, and you having no idea what will happen. It could be anything, and the tension would still be effective.

Case in point: http://youtu.be/aSYAQSGAp0I

Essentially the same game as Slender, without the atmosphere. Still thrilling, and at times worthy of making you jump and scream.

Edited by Nightfang

Looks good enough for me.

Edited by EuanDewar

you're not allowed to call lore bullshit and then think slenderman "mythology" is ok

still, cool quick look, this is way more effective than the eight pages which i thought was some real nonsense

Posted by paulunga

Can somone braver than me post a list of the jump scares in this video?

Posted by Xeirus

@paulunga said:

Can somone braver than me post a list of the jump scares in this video?

There's really only one main one near the end. The rest is scary but you'll be ok!

Edited by thorkildsen

the next enemy in the next chapter is even scarier :O

Edited by Trondood

Cool. Didn't plan on shitting my pants today. Thanks Patrick.

Edited by Taku128

Slender is terrible

Posted by development

Not scary to me at all. Same with the original. I also would have quit after running into the "Eight Pages" segment because the idea of a prolonged scavenger hunt without the use of a map is just tedious and not at all fun game design. I stopped playing Amnesia for similar reasons.

Edited by ShaggE

Disappointing game overall (despite some really cool ideas), but Ryan freaking out is my new favorite thing. Maybe Spookin' With Scoops could come back with a "Cryin' With Ryan" segment.

Also, obligatory "SLENDERS AMN'T SCARY AND I NEED TO SAY THIS EVERY SINGLE TIME SOMEBODY SO MUCH AS SAYS SOMETHING THAT VAGUELY SOUNDS LIKE "SLENDERMAN" BECAUSE SOONER OR LATER SOMEBODY WILL BE IMPRESSED BY MY ENDLESS BRAVADO!!!" comment.

Posted by GS_Dan

Oh god, I'm such a wuss.

Posted by Rocospi

I wonder if horror games/movies will be as scary if there weren't any jump scare sounds.

Like would this still put that same type of fear in people if there weren't any audio cues for the slenderman's appearance?

Posted by Village_Guy

I can't play these games, but I would totally watch Ryan and Patrick scream like little girls playing this :D

Edited by porjos

This is already one of my favorite quick-looks ever.

Edited by MeAuntieNora

Is the ocean near this forest? Because the term "marine life" excludes flora/fauna that live in fresh water. I thought game developers were smart 0/10.

lol jk

Edit: Also, Slender ONLY comes inside...

Edited by GasparNolasco

That was incredibly endearing!

And it sold me in the game. It looks like a considerable step up from the original low budget Slender and I really want to see where the story goes.

Edited by SirOptimusPrime

Ryan's real freakout scream at the end was perfect. I wasn't buying his act until that.

Kudos sir.

Posted by posh

slender 2: the NOPEning

Edited by GasparNolasco

@rocospi said:

I wonder if horror games/movies will be as scary if there weren't any jump scare sounds.

Like would this still put that same type of fear in people if there weren't any audio cues for the slenderman's appearance?

I don't know. But I'll say sound design is very important in building tension, be it by sudden noises or silence between them, etc.

Posted by Demonsoul

There is NOTHING at all scary in this video. Slenderman looks extremely weak and fragile. One solid punch to the jaw with knock him the F out.

Posted by evilrazer

Where can I get that sick wallpaper?

Posted by Mezmero

Imagine if all urban myths were made in photoshop. The bar for horror has been lowered significantly. Thanks computers.

Edited by Noli

I just waited for a moment when Patricks throws his mouse and shouts: "Fuck you Slenderman I am done with you". Sad it didn't happened :P

Edited by dr_mantas

I have never found any movie even remotely scary, but just can't handle any video game that has horror in it. Not even thinking about horror games.

Posted by melodiousj

control your breathing; control your fear

control your breathing; control your fear

control your breathing; control your fear

Posted by sl1ppyfist
Posted by ripelivejam

yo slenderman here. keep it real guys, and remember: stay in school. peace out.

Posted by Ben_H

Ryan getting stressed out by this game is the literal best. So funny.

Posted by Chromule

this was hilarious.

Edited by Fawkes

That sounded like Slenderman stepfoots.

Posted by Phatmac

FUCK YOU SLENDER MAN!!