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Happy New Year, everybody! All of us from the Faceless team wish you a good start to the year, as we provide you with a little update.

Posted by Sklarlight on Dec 31st, 2012

Welcome to 2K13! We hope you all had a great New Year's. We're providing you with a little update today since it's a milestone date so going silent is not an option. So without further ado, we introduce our first (and relatively minimal) update of this new year.

Images are all in-game, no post-prod or any of that fancy shizzle.

-- Hyde St. Station by forbiddendonut (Dillon). --

Slenderman is now 30% taller. It actually freaked all of us out doing this and seeing it run at us. (Model/Texture/Anims still a WIP.)
Colour Correction
Lens Flares (Subtle)
Godrays (Moonrays ~ Subtle-ish)

And many more to come.

Family is important, wouldn't you agree?


It seems like we are prioritising the North family, whilst Adam North is a playable character he is no different from the rest of the characters who happen to be his friends also on the search for Daniel the lost brother, but ultimately all players get sidetracked for their own survival.

And the New Year's 'North Rising' Teaser.

-- 'North Rising' by Sklarlight (Adam). --


Well I suppose that's it for the New Year's Update! Nothing major, but we hope it was nice and good enough for now. We hope you enjoy what we have on show and that a lot more exciting things are to be arriving over the next few months!




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DoktorAlexsandir Jan 1 2013, 5:26am says:

This looks like it's starting to live up to my expectations.

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Kryllic Jan 1 2013, 6:10am says:

Wow, ever since I found out about Slenderman, I just couldn't imagine him being creepy, especially after seeing some photos and playing the game Slender, but what you guys have done has changed my view on him. He is really freaking and eerie, and works perfectly with the environments you guys have created. Great work, and I'm really looking forward to this.

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wazanator Jan 1 2013, 6:28am says:

Ground in second pic doesn't have enough derbies on the ground to represent the broken up nature of it. By that I mean the floor is broken physically but looks perfectly clean.

New model, the textures on the arms and legs look off as they don't match the main suit color. There is something odd about the head that makes it look more like a really pale ET then some kind of monster.

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ForbiddenDonut99 Jan 1 2013, 6:46am replied:

Thanks for the catch, Waz. I'll make it more organic.

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Sklarlight Jan 1 2013, 7:13am replied:

And of course as we noted, the model is in WIP status, we have noticed all these things anyway, we've still got a bit to go with finalising the model, its textures and animations, we're trying to boggle down on the gameplay first as that is the most important aspect. But of course we're not publishing this until every detail is perfect in our eyes.

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DavidTheCreator Jan 1 2013, 9:31am replied:

@wazanator Who made you the Slender Man expert?

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wazanator Jan 1 2013, 3:50pm replied:

@DavidTheCreator hey I'm just offering feedback no need to take it personally.

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ForbiddenDonut99 Jan 1 2013, 4:31pm replied:

It's all good, guys. We're still an alpha mod and we like it that our watchers are helping us improve the game. It's for the betterment of Faceless :]

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DavidTheCreator Jan 3 2013, 11:28am replied:

This is Alpha?! It looks like its finished.

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MarsShadow Jan 1 2013, 12:29pm says:

Where did the flashlight hand go on the picture of Slenderman

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Sklarlight Jan 1 2013, 3:08pm replied:

The torch wasn't on intentionally during the filming of the trailer, it was meant to be off, and in the pictures for the updates they are not filmed from a player's perspective so the torch still remains.

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Ransom(Facelessfan) Jan 1 2013, 1:34pm says:

I like how Adam's brother (or sister) is known, but a known proxy. I like the walking animation, but are you guys gonna tighten up the running animation? My little sister, who is scared to death of Slendy, saw that bit and started giggling. I know it is a WIP, but is the running animation going to be different when it is finished?

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ToughGuyMcGee Jan 1 2013, 2:55pm says:

Nice I always hated when he had a red tie, but you know what I think would be scariest? If he had what Alucard (from Hellsing OVA) wears at the end of his fight with Tubalcain Alhambra, I think that would be more frightening as it is more inhuman. Hot diggity he is scary just now anyways. Very well done.

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shadowflar3 Jan 2 2013, 3:41am says:

Overall I think the +30% height was great, body arms and legs are OK but the character is still somehow... hard to take seriously. It looks like the visible human parts were modeled badly, face and hands have nothing in common in terms of scale.

Slender man has no set shape, everyone has their own ideas. I would however urge the dev team to carefully consider what you make of him.

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Ailin Jan 4 2013, 6:18pm says:

Oh god he ******* runs , good to know. Since Slenderman has no mouth i've had a theory is telepathic , seeing the video i guess my theory was true. Looking forward to this

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Cheibas Jan 4 2013, 11:43pm says:


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PIXELHISTORY Jan 5 2013, 6:36pm says:

Still no information regarding where the money is going.

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DavidTheCreator Jan 5 2013, 7:24pm replied:

There is. It is going to purchase the rights for the use of the Source engine.

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