The fanmade computer game Slender: The Eight Pages‘ sequel Slender: The Arrival‘s beta is now available.
Slender: The Arrival‘s official website allows players to access the beta for the next iteration in the independently made horror game series for the price of a $5 pre-order, as was reported by IGN.com.
The full game will release on March 26 for PC, and “on Mac shortly after that.”
Slenderman is an Internet-created monster, originating back to a Something Awful Forums thread in 2009 that called for a competition to create the freakiest original mythical creature in an edited picture. He has a blank white slate for a face, always wears a suit, is unnaturally tall, and has long, tentacle-like arms.
Since then, Slenderman’s popularity has erupted within the Internet community, spurring two wildly intense YouTube Alternate Reality Game (ARG) series, with Marble Hornets being the most popular, and EverymanHYBRID following close in its footsteps. Fans of The Blaire Witch Project will note the similar found-footage style in these YouTube horror series.
The sequel promises to offer different levels of difficulty, but will still leave in the original intense difficulty present in the original. The makers of the Marble Hornets series are said to have worked in tandem with independent studio Blue Isle Studios in the creation of this game.
Watch the teaser trailer for Slender: The Arrival below.
Are you excited for the official Slender sequel? Did you know about Slenderman before reading this, or was this article your first introduction to the Internet-made monster?