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Some time ago we did a feature for a little Slenderman game by the name of Faceless (Formerly called Slender: Source), an upcoming, 4-player co-op horror game featuring our favorite child-snatching boogeyman and cause of our never-ending night terrors. We're very happy to now feature a follow-up interview with the team lead promotional developer, Adam Sklar.
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Now sit back into a Slender-embrace while we discuss the upcoming game, terrifying new Slenderman mechanics, characters, backstory, and more! You guys are going to want to hear these developments! Better start putting your co-op groups together, because you might also re-consider playing this one alone...
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I am quite excited about Faceless! Learned about it a few weeks ago while browsing ModDB. Also, you might want to announce that the FULL version of Haunt: The Real Slender Game is out now! Apparently it has a lot more stuff than the beta version.
We've got another interview in the works at the moment with some great new information, stills, and footage, so definitely keep an eye out And thanks for letting us know about the updated Haunt, will definitely have to give that a look
That sounds awesome! I would like to warn you that this new version of Haunt is less of a Slender Man game and more of a ghost game though. Slendy doesn't look like or act like Slendy anymore. Bit of a shame. I prefer the beta ^_^;
Yes, they turned him into a weird blue ghost thing that runs at you really quickly... I don't get how it's supposed to be Slenderman or why they messed with the perfection that was their beta version! They also took down the beta downloads, so anyone looking for the beta version will need someone who already has it to send it to them.
I've got a theory regarding the slender man. There has always been an inter dimensional aspect to it from the beginning, so what if the creature itself is the result of various universes colliding. The original somethingawful.com thread referred to how its face appeared different to whoever was perceiving it, while it appeared to be faceless or with very vague features on camera. If it is an inter dimensional being, then maybe it does have defined features in all of these universes including our own, but because it is omnipotent on a multiversal scale, at least to the extent of existing and perceiving all of these dimensions, these features blur together. It is able to choose which face you perceive because of this as well. And because an infinite amount of universes mean infinite possibilities, it makes sense that one version of the slender man would have the face of someone you know, allowing him to gain your trust.
As for the more well known version of the slender man - the Slender Man - he is faceless because he knows it unsettles humans. That, or what ever kind of being he is, is unable to completely duplicate the feature of a human. Though he tries to imitate us, he cannot duplicate the individuality of us, resulting in the unsettling inhumanly tall and faceless stalker which scares us all so much.
I split these two theories up because I consider the slender man, (as a description of body type) and the Slender Man/Slenderman (title) as two different entities. Both scary in different, yet equally effective ways.
Both of these are really great and thought-provoking (and I love the first especially, multi-dimensional, physics-based theories are my favourite). I'll include one or both in the future and let you know when I do
I have a theory that I came up with while watching Lost, actually. But I also have a few that I have accumulated over the months I've known about Slenderman. These aren't really about why he does what he does, they more focus on HOW he does it.
The first part is optional, it can be flexible in that the second part of my theory could make this part unnecessary. I've heard this one before, that there is not just one Slender but multiple, even an entire species. Since not everyone sees them all the time, they might be an incredibly small race. We already know they have a knack for being able to hide themselves when they don't want to be seen. In addition to these factors, they might not even naturally reside in our world or dimension. This could explain why there have been no remains of such a creature found, if they leave anything behind at all. Their inhuman behavior could be explained by concluding that they are some sort of supernatural being with the ability to manifest themselves on a physical plane. Think of them as a poltergeist on steroids.
So what is their roll as a species? I'm still thinking about this one. A few thoughts come to mind. Maybe they are a step up from us on the food chain. It's the Slender's natural desire to feed on humans, because to them we are exactly like pigs, cows, and chickens are to us. We've been eating those animals since the time of our ancestors, so it might be the same for the Slender. Except vegetarians and vegans and a handful of other people, most don't take into consideration that they've murdered a living creature for their own survival, because it's been going on for so long that it is okay. The Slender could be the same, in that they have constantly found their meals within our flesh so they do not believe they are doing something wrong. This would attribute to the theory that Slenderman is not an evil, negative being.
My main theory has to do with how the Slender can teleport and seem to be in multiple places at once. What if he can manipulate his position in time? Because we are human, and can only exist in one point in time, we think of time as "past" and "future" with wherever we are as "present." Time is linear to us. However, I don't think of time like this. Time, ANY "time," is continuously happening at any given moment. With this theory, the future has technically already happened, and the past hasn't happened yet. You may be having a hard time understanding, so I'll make an analogy.
Think of a stream. A single stream, flowing through the woods. The water is always flowing one way. There aren't parts where the water suddenly flows against the current (that's a paradox, since the water itself creates the current). Think of the water as time. A leaf falls into the stream, floating on the surface. It floats down the river. The leaf is us humans. Now, the area that the leaf floats on is not the only part of the water that is moving. The ENTIRE stream is always moving, always flowing, always continuing. Just like time. Ancient Egypt is still happening, Hitler is still at large, the dinosaurs are still roaming. But they are different leaves on different parts of the stream, so we consider all those things in the past. The reality is that their leaves just haven't floated down the river as far as we have. In theory, we could pick up our own leaf and drop into the river at any point, essentially dropping ourselves into a different time. This is the always-pondered desire of time travel, which we still haven't achieved. But I believe it is very possible.
Now, we can apply this theory to Slender. If we agree that he is not human, we might agree that he is some sort of supernatural creature. He demonstrates his ability to cause disorientation, sickness, paranoia, visions, unconsciousness, and other mental effects. What if that's not all he can do? My theory is that the Slender has the ability to manipulate his position in time. He can pick up his own leaf and place it wherever he wants. This could be an explanation as to how he teleports. He is not actually teleporting, he just accelerates in the stream of time so he can be in a different location in what seems like a mere blink of an eye.
I hope this isn't too long or crazy, but I kind of started typing and my brain threw up on the computer. XD I do hope you enjoyed hearing my theories. Maybe you can form some of your own from what I've said here. Have a good day, and don't look behind you.
My personal hypothesis is that he's trapped here, sort of how Cthulhu is trapped in the ocean; he wants to go "home." Home is not something that can be physically reached, unfortunately. In his case, it's likely he's stuck on earth forever.
He kills us for food, but also because he hates mankind. He feels he's stuck on a planet of disgusting, worthless prey animals, with no equal to fight or engage with. He doesn't want us around and kills us if we threaten the secrecy of his existence. Trees remind him of the natural form of himself and his true home so that's what he sticks to. Children are prey but they're easier to endure at times. Sometimes he'll indulge a "friendship" before he kills them. Sometimes he'll let them grow up before he kills them; each human being he watches like dinner in the microwave, and we all have a different timer set on us.