Tuesday, December 4, 2012

And one other thing

It's official now. Me, Joseph, and Tim are all on board to do the writing for the upcoming game Slender: The Arrival, which is the remake/sequel to the super neato, massively popular Slender: The Eight Pages that was released by our pal Mark Hadley a while back.

The Arrival is being jointly developed by Mark and Blue Isle Studios, and we're totally amped to be involved now too. You can read the official press release from Blue Isle Studios here.

As usual with these announcement type things, I'll go ahead and answer some questions I've gotten about it so far:

Q: Does this mean Marble Hornets will go on hold while you do this?
A: Nope. Marble Hornets will still be going on. Whenever we're not doing that though, our attention will be completely on The Arrival. It's pretty good timing for me, because it gives me something to focus on while I wait for Joseph and Tim to finish up their classes for the semester!

Q: Will The Arrival tie into the Marble Hornets storyline at all?
A: As awesome as it would be to have a Marble Hornets game, The Arrival will be separate from the MH storyline.

Q: What do you know about the game? Tell meeeee.
A: I'm not at liberty to say anything about the game that isn't already known. Rest assured though, it's going to be a good deal deeper than what you experienced with The Eight Pages.

Q: What's the release date?
A: Early 2013 is as concrete as it gets at the moment. Keep an eye on the official website, as well as Blue Isle Studio's twitter and Mark Hadley's twitter for updates. I'll be doing my best to pass everything along to all of you as well.

If you dudes have any more questions, let me know in the comments down below! I'll be sure to answer whatever you have as best as I can.

Hope all of you are as excited for this thing as we are. We're definitely feeling the pressure to get the writing aspect right to help the game be as immersive and spooky as possible. The developers are also working hard to make sure you'll be looking over your shoulder and getting all jittery the entire time you're playing, and from what I've seen and heard so far about it, they're doing an excellent job.

29 comments:

  1. Is it going to be in the same universe as MH, or is it a parallel universe?

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  2. What sort of ratio of "traditional" Slender Man Mythos to unique story elements are we looking at?

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  3. Are the characters from MH (Tim, Alex, Jay etc) going to be featured in the game? If not, will they be mentioned at all in the story line?

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    1. It's going to be entirely new characters, so no Tim, Alex, or Jay this time around.

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  4. Is it going to attempt multiplayer modes?

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  5. The Wii U is a natural fit for a unique version of this game, and the eShop on that console is apparently very Steam-like and indie-friendly.

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  6. Is it going to be a total sausage fest like every other Slenderman related thing?

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  7. Will Tim, you or joseph be providing voices at least?

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  8. Fantastic to hear! Best of luck on all of this. :D

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  9. Will the game be open source?

    I ask because I believe that Slenderman is a property of the internet, by all accounts. (Don't take that to mean I don't believe you should make money with it. After all, I bought MH Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD :3)

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  10. Congratulations. Working on this game sounds like it will be a fun experience. I know it's being greedy, but I hope this doesn't delay MH updates too much. Realistically speaking the early 2013 release date is right around the corner and you guys are rather busy.

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  11. I'm so happy that you work on the sequel of the game that bosted Slendermans fame even higher! I always felt a bit disgrunteld when people knew Slenderman just because of the game and not because of the awesome series you are doing. But know I can say "You like the new Slendergame? Watch marbel Hornets, the guys working on that Series were the wirters for "The Arival!" and not just "Watch Marbel Hornets those guys where the first to sprinkel Slenderman with fame"

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  12. So it'll have more of a story than just wandering around collecting stuff? (No criticism of The 8 Pages intended)

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    1. I saw the gallery of screencaps. Very impressive environments.

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  13. Will it be free like slender: the eight pages? I don't know if that's a stupid question but I'm interested to know. :)

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