640421_largerEarlier this afternoon, Jared and I turned off our lights and tried to enjoy a round or six of Slender Rising [$2.99 / Free]. It's a first-person horror game that plays pretty similarly to Epic Citadel [Free] -- except for the part where some tall, faceless dude appears to attack you. Presented across several spooky environments, Slender Rising tasks users with finding notes left by ... someone and avoiding the Slenderman in the process.

It's hard to tell who owns this property or, really, who even had the idea to do a game like this first, so we don't comment much on that in the video. What is kinda clear is that this is the Slender game fans have really responded to, and for good reason: it's not a bad video game.

Slender Rising has seen a lot of updates since its initial debut, so hey, maybe now's the time to check it out again if you weren't so happy with the initial launch. If you're already happy with and at an MLG-level with Rising, have fun laughing at two idiots trying to play.

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  • marc0313

    Hmm.. You guys are a little late..

  • TheEvilRobot

    Ya This game came out a while ago.

    Still glad to see an article though.

  • Aventador

    That sudden "tsk" sound from you before actually seeing Slenderman scared me more than seeing him. :P

  • hemmojock

    You guys suck bad at that game but it was funny too. Looks cool, i avoided it before for the same reasons you stated. Dont think im gonna play it myself though as it looks too scary

  • Josh Dombro

    Brad totally got scared the first time... I love the discussion about Slenderman's origins, he's definitely like a chupacabra.

    Why didn't you try the chance to escape? I bet it'd let you run a little more instead of just dying as soon as you see him...

  • Tikicobra

    You guys know this game trend started with Slender: The Eight Pages for PC, right? All these iPhone games are just knock-offs.

    • joaquin_ondamoon

      This is a pretty good adaptation of the PC game, although the 'scariness' factor slowly goes away after repeated plays (on both platforms).

    • Jacob Gehman

      Though to be fair, it's not like there's much more a game can really do with a Slenderman concept. Kind of the way all baseball games are the same.

  • oscar123967

    About time l

  • iAmTheWalrus

    Slenderman was made up on a SomethingAwful thread about making up creepy urban myths iirc. It gained a lot of momentum with the Marble Hornets web series and like all things on the internet it was beaten to death after becoming incredibly popular.

    • joaquin_ondamoon

      That Marble Hornets series was friggin' creepy.

    • Jacob Gehman

      Yeah, Marble Hornets is must-see viewing. Especially if a person has managed to avoid the Internet beat-to-death.

  • Adams Immersive

    Looks great. I never look at the top seller lists so I missed this one!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Grzegorz-Lipinski/100003393418864 Grzegorz Lipinski

    Slenderman is a part of German mistique. In short: this is a creature which kindnaps children.

    • Lump

      Kinderfresser: kinder = children and fresser = eater

  • jForsythe

    This game looks Legit.