Welcome to the Dead Days of Summer, where we try our best to give you something to play/read during the dreaded summer video game drought. Because who goes outside anymore?
Feel that? That sudden coldness? The hair standing up on the back of your neck? The feeling that you’re no longer alone? That’s Slender Man. This guy’s been terrorizing the Internet since 2009, but he only recently found a resurgence in popularity with Mark Hadley’s hugely popular indie horror game, Slender: The Eight Pages. Incidentally, this free experimental project was eventually followed by Slender: The Arrival, and thanks to GOG.com, that’s what we’re giving away today.
Details after the break!
If you don’t mind being one of the five people Slender Man whisks away into the forest to do unspeakable things to, winning a code is going to be simple.
The Slender games are absolutely terrifying. There’s something about being hunted, alone and unarmed, by an entity you don’t fully understand. The magic of The Eight Pages came from our unfamiliarity with the subject. Even if you knew who, or what, Slender Man was, you didn’t know what you were getting into when booting up Hadley’s game — or watching someone else play it on Youtube, as was the case for some who weren’t quite brave enough to play it themselves.
The Eight Pages is one of the most harrowing gaming experiences I’ve ever had, and The Arrival, though not as new, did manage to successfully build on that in some interesting ways. If you’d like to win this game, I want you to share the most terrifying experience you’ve had in a game, horror or otherwise, in the comments below.
Need some inspiration? Will watching me freak out while playing Slender: The Arrival suffice? If so, enjoy!
Winners will be chosen a week from now, on Monday, July 29th.
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