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.