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15 comments by Sklarlight on Jan 1st, 2015



Happy New Year!

This is a follow-up to our Christmas Day 2014 Update. If you haven't read that, please check it out!

2015 is upon us, and this will probably be our biggest year yet. As you've probably noticed above, our logo has had a slight redesign. This is our final design for the Faceless logo. The previous one was edited by John Costello, a past developer from our team. Today really is a day to look at the past, the road so far. We've seen Faceless go through many changes, including the names and logos as shown below.

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Some of these you may not recognise, that's because they were never released publicly, a couple of others were lost in archived builds. The publicly released ones include 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, and now 10. For those who are interested, the fonts are Whisperings, Steelfish and October Crow. The differences between 8 and 9 are subtle, the duplicate characters were made to look slightly different from the other. This is ultimately why our final design was made, to allow for a unique appearance that fits the game.

Prior to Faceless, we were remaking Parsec's 'The Eight Pages' in the Source Engine, but our ideas started to grow much bigger than that, and those ideas ultimately replaced that initial idea. Shortly after changing our name to 'Faceless' - We began to leave the 'Slender Man' mythos and begin crafting our own, which led to everything you know today. Daniel North, The Being, the Sorrowvirus and so on. This is the main reason why The Being looks similar to the 'Slender Man', because of trace remains and lore necessity.

It's impossible to say that time hasn't affected the story for the game, things are extremely different. If Faceless was still following its original idea, it would be a single player campaign following an ex-soldier as he works his way to a sanctuary whilst trying to evade The Being. Now it's changed into a group of four friends trying to work out where Daniel North has disappeared to after trying to kill The Being. The expansive story and lore would eventually become Faceless: Deliverance, a novel expected to be released sometime this year.



Today, the 1st of January 2015, truly marks the first proper day where Faceless as a whole has its characters, story, lore, ideas and settings well and truly set in stone.




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Something we can't deny is that Faceless has had a few rocky moments. Without these moments though, Faceless couldn't be what it is today. It would have been nice to get here without having had those moments, of course! We're just happy to have finally cleaned the slate and begun a fresh start with a fresh year. We're glad to have told everybody that this project isn't just a 'Slender Man' project with a different name, it's something different entirely. Of course, somebody could argue that with the 'Dolls' gamemode being a collection mechanic, but it has the support of a reason, a backstory, and of course, the lore. For those who know, Faceless will be releasing with two single player short-campaigns, the Prologue (North Rising) and the Epilogue (Purgatory), which will follow Elijah Grey (Sam A. Mowry) and Daniel North through a small extract of their story from Faceless: Deliverance.

We hope to one day create a full single player campaign, but should that happen, it will be after the base game is complete. We always appreciate the support of those following us, and we also appreciate the support of those who are aware that Faceless is no longer a 'Slender Man' project. It is extremely important that when people see Faceless, that they see Faceless. It is understandable for those who see it for the first time that they may think "Oh, Slender Man!" - but look for the two key differences. A blue suit, and an alien-like appearance. For those who will come to eventually read the novel, or for those who go in-depth into the Wikia, We hope that the difference will become as naturally obvious for you as it is for us. On the outside, there may be similarities, under the surface, it's a totally different monster with a totally different agenda.



The Voices of Faceless Multiplayer.


Now, onto the next part of this mini-update, a word from each of our multiplayer voice-actors for Faceless, including Daniel Reinert, Danielle McRae, Daz Black and Adam Sklar.



"Daniel, where are you?"


Hyde Street Station in Garry's Mod.


Sandbox. Trouble in Terrorist Town.

Since we moved to the Unreal Engine 4, maps made on the Source engine are being used as a reference for their new and improved versions for Faceless. We didn't want any of the Source maps to go to waste, so our signature map; Hyde Street Station, is now available on the Garry's Mod workshop for both the Sandbox and Trouble in Terrorist Town gamemodes. We look forward to also bringing you an altered version of Hyde Street Station for Counter Strike: Source and eventually Wakeland Forest to Garry's Mod.



Thanks for reading our mini-update, we're really looking forward to seeing what 2015 brings us. All of our News Updates on this page prior to the Partial Reboot have now been marked as OUTDATED and are no longer official updates. They have been kept for reflective/archival purposes. The same will be said for certain elements seen in trailers prior to the Partial Reboot. The 'Abandoned By God' trailer and those made earlier than that use elements that are no longer canonical to the Faceless storyline, the majority of these elements are of course 'Slender Man' elements such as the usage of Hank Bennett in our 'Abandoned By God' teaser and other direct 'Slender Man' mentions. Everything else, including the story of Daniel North, Wendy Mason, Elijah Grey, the Sorrowvirus and Wakeland City still remain canonical.

As for the job applications we posted on the last update, we've already had quite a few good applicants, but just in case, here are the job listings again!

FacelessChristmasDay2014Update wrote:
Since Faceless will be sold on Steam, all developers on the project will be granted post-launch compensation based on sales. More information can be requested for those who choose to apply.

Level Designers/Mappers.

To apply for this role, you must have a good understanding of level design and to have had prior experience in the UDK or UE4 engine(s) - Past work will be required to show your skill, if you are under an NDA for your current projects, you will be allowed to create a test map as an alternative if you would like to apply for the position.

3D Organic/Inorganic Modellers.

To apply for this role, you must have a good understanding of 3D modelling and have past work to show on hand, the majority of models that will be required will be inorganic, but there will be some organic models such as foliage. Again, if you are under an NDA for any recent and unreleased work, we are more than happy for you to create a test piece as part of your application, should you choose to apply.

To apply, please email us at: sklarlight[at]gmail[dot]com
(Replace [at] with the @ symbol. Replace [dot] with a period. Anti-spam measures.)


Once again, thank you all for your patience. It is much appreciated, we know you want the game now, but rest assured that this project will be more active and we hope to bring you more behind-the-scenes information and videos like the Voice Actor one in order to keep everybody in the loop.

Happy New Year, and have a great day!

~The Faceless Team.


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July 4th Update Wallpaper of The Being. Includes all Resolutions from 1280x720 up to 4k.

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July 4th Update Wallpaper of The Being. Includes all Resolutions from 1280x720 up to 4k.

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The Being - Wallpaper

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A wallpaper of the Being, ranging in sizes from 1280x720 all the way up to 4K. Model created by Angel, Material/Pose and Wallpaper created by Flash

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Mitchell777
Mitchell777 Jan 7 2014, 7:08pm says:

hello everyone.
yes, it is me Mitchell777 i came to apologize.
LISTEN VARY CAREFULLY
I. feel. like. an idiot. what happened was, i got the wrong information, and I spoke to soon...

I am actully extremely sorry for buging you guys, sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry soooooooo sorry.....X infinity

in fact, im a HUGE-HUGE-HUGE fan, and i think that Faceless looks AMAZING!!!IM. A. HUGE. FAN. OF. FACELESS!. faceless looks soo freaking awesome...im a huge idiot and again i say im sorry for the harsh insulting...:( i thought you guys were just a bunch of losers, but now i see that that IS NOT true, and mark j Hadley i actually supporting this.

IM A HUGE FAN OF FACELESS!!!! i wish you guys the best of luck in your development.

i downloaded the wallpaper and printed it off as a poster for my room... lol
and i watched the trailer over and over and over again!! its JUST SO AWESOME!!! faceless looks amazing XD :D i would honestly $$pay$$ lots of money to be playing this awesome game...

YOU.GUYS.ARE.AWESOME!!!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT FOR IT TO COME OUT!!!!

BTW everything that i said before..."just forget it"... i feel humiliated to have said that to the group of developers that will go Viral popular....
[ Long story short ]
.IM A HUGE FAN
.YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!!! :D :D :D
.AND IM EXTREAMLY SORRY TO EVERYONE please forget everything i said earlier.
i wish you the best in your development
sincere apology -mitchell777

p.s. may i become a watch member???




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TheHoongs
TheHoongs Jan 10 2014, 10:11am replied:

Apology accepted :D

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Rytuklis
Rytuklis Jan 7 2014, 11:33am buried:

(buried)

I just heard that the entire developer team who was with the project from the very beggining has been double crossed and left out, while Adam told them that the project is on hold and he'll let the developers know when it's back. Apperantly, he found himself a new set of developers and dropped the others from the project without letting them know what's going on. You were so much nicer when the project started, Adam, you never even intended on charging money for this, then you became more and more arrogant, you got me of the team, okay, that's not such a tragedy, but now you screwed over your entire dev team that has helped you rise from the very beggining, and replaced it by a new one, and now youre using the game as a cash cow.. Such a jerk move..

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Sklarlight Creator
Sklarlight Jan 7 2014, 2:42pm replied:

I'm sorry to tell you that isn't the case. I personally tried to get back everybody I wanted from the past development team. They either didn't want to, or were busy, or unfortunately didn't match the criteria. I'm the same person I've always been. I've taken the hard decision of allowing the project to progress and to be something greater than it could have ever been. We've been having updates for a while and since we released the New Year's update, do some people become disgruntled, it's a shame. Would you rather us keep it free? Then you'd have a poorly made emulated version of the Eight Pages that would be no better than the Garry's Mod gamemode; Stop it Slender. And I don't want that. Neither does anybody else. Nothing is perfect and in this case, that's how I stand. I'm sorry if I've upset you in any shape or form, but you're wrong. All the best.

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SuperTaco2000
SuperTaco2000 Jan 6 2014, 9:25pm says:

LOL OUR OWN TEAM OF SLENDER DEVELOPERS CHATTING ON ANOTHER SLENDER GAME!
I find this ironic.

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Mr.Someone
Mr.Someone Jan 6 2014, 4:23pm says:

I'm so happy for you guys :)
And also, I don't care if you guys charge because you absolutly deserve it

P.S
This is a big punch in the face for anyone who had strong doubts about this game.

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alldatcheese
alldatcheese Jan 7 2014, 4:11am replied:

Here's a kick too for anyone with strong doubts.

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Guest
Guest Jan 6 2014, 4:20pm says:

I'm so happy for you guys :)
And also, I don't care if you guys charge because you absolutly deserve it

P.S
This is a big punch in the face for anyone who had strong doubts about this game.

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d10sfan
d10sfan Jan 3 2014, 10:48am says:

Not impressed that you're going back from your word on Greenlight. Removing features that probably helped you get greenlit after the fact should make it required for you to be forced through that process again

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Sklarlight Creator
Sklarlight Jan 3 2014, 12:04pm replied:

Many people have been commenting that we've been going back from our word and removing features, that is far from the truth. We never considered removing our 'free-to-play' brand until a couple of months ago. Our liaison from Greenlight even recommended we sell our game, it wasn't until we realised how much we had changed and improved the game that we properly decided that we should sell it, and still include a free version with everything the mod would have included, plus the prologue as a bonus. We're looking into seeing how we can still achieve multiplayer for the free version.

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TheHoongs
TheHoongs Jan 3 2014, 7:05am says:

Is skarlight and blacklight gonna be making other games

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