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A fairly small update this week, but we show off the new Slenderman model and one of the playable characters "Richard". THIS IS AN OLD ARTICLE, BACK WHEN THE TEAM WERE USING THE SLENDERMAN. THIS HAS BEEN KEPT FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES.

Posted by Manio31 on Aug 26th, 2012


It seems our updates are getting smaller every week, but never fear. We have some juicy stuff to show off this week, even though there's not much to really talk about sadly.

Here's our Slenderman. Isn't he creepily pretty? Modeled by Kenny, we feel that our Slenderman will strike fear into the hearts of everyone who dives into Slender: Source, but hey if this image doesn't suffice your hunger for Slendy, than how about this image that was taken to test out his rigging?

So, that's Slenderman. We really hope you like what we're trying to do with him. All gangly, skinny and tall. And so people stop asking, yes he'll have tentacles. So please stop asking :)

Not only do we have Slendy looking hip, and new but we also have our first character modeled who is based on the likeness of someone tracking the mod, and a good friend of ours called "ninonybox". His character's name is Richard, and he's awesome.

Richard - The all around, normal dude of the group. Richard is a pretty nice guy and doesn't try getting in on anyone's issues. However, driving home one night he got into a car accident which killed his younger sister, and he had to watch her pass on. So, sometimes he'll suffer from incidents/nightmares where he believes she still talks to him.

So, Richard is currently our only player character who's finished his modeling, and rigging process and I love how he turned out.
That's essentially it for this week, so nothing really fancy to show off to you guys sadly. However, I'll be answering some pretty common questions below, and mentioning some new ideas for the mod that we've been talking about.

Ask The Devs

Someone wrote:Will you be able to download it from Desura? I don't really know how to install mods any other way.

We will most likely publish it on Desura as well. We like making things easier for people. We're also gonna submit it to Steam Greenlight when that goes live so we can hopefully release updates, patches and bug fixes easier and quicker.

Someone wrote:Will any of the maps be based off of the Marble Hornets video series from YouTube?

We take some inspiration from Marble Hornets. For example, we have the Red Tower on the forest map.

Someone wrote:Are you going to charge any money for this?

No, way! Slender: Source will be 100% free.

Feature Updates

  • Been thinking about adding more than 4 characters that are playable. The game would still be limited to four players playing as four teenagers, but allow a wider selection of characters. Variety may make it more interesting.

That's it for this week! Thanks for the continued support :)

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RoboTyphoon Aug 28 2012, 12:21am says:

If Richard's a teenager he's gotta be 19.

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ninonybox Aug 28 2012, 4:09am replied:

I am 18 IRL, so strong possibility.

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SFOD Aug 28 2012, 12:24am says:

I dont mean to be a douche, But i am NOT playing this with that slenderman.

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Templarfreak Aug 28 2012, 12:48am replied:

Why? That's one of the best Slenderman Models I have ever seen.

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Demonbabyification Aug 28 2012, 1:18am replied:

I think that's his point

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Torin830 Aug 28 2012, 4:15am says:

awwww is it too scary for you?
if you want I can sit at then end of your bed and whisper to you and... I think you know the rest

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SFOD Aug 28 2012, 4:41am says:

No its so ******* cartoony. Doesn't even match with the other models. A regular suit guy with a slenderman headhack would be better.

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ninonybox Aug 28 2012, 6:50am replied:

You want slenderman to look like a potato?

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SFOD Aug 28 2012, 9:50am replied:

Better than this.

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Manio31 Author
Manio31 Aug 28 2012, 10:07am replied:

Alright, to make you happy I'll make a horror game about potatoes in the future.

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TotoAnhilation Aug 28 2012, 12:05pm replied:

Ignore him, i think this is the best and most unique slender model i have seen! The Hands are especially creepy, i can't wait for a beta, maybe you can even slip me an invite to the closed beta. *wink wink*

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plasmasword Aug 28 2012, 1:09pm replied:

Anyways, when you look back to see slenderman is standing behind you, it's not like you even notice his features.

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Kryllic Aug 28 2012, 1:26pm replied:

Go play Slender, he looks like a fat guy with a potato head in that one. Maybe you'll find that scarier :)

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Luigis_#1 Aug 28 2012, 8:56am says:

well I'm done, going to change my stuff while I'm fixing my PC you have no need for me.

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Seaal Aug 28 2012, 10:05am says:

The picture showing his rigging isn't showing! Other then that, this looks great. ;)

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RpTheHotrod Aug 28 2012, 10:45am says:

The second picture you have to copy/paste as linking it isn't working.

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Manio31 Author
Manio31 Aug 28 2012, 11:03am replied:

Weird. Well, re-uploaded the picture!

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WNxKraid Aug 28 2012, 4:27pm says:

Hmmm.... the shape of slenderman is really a little cartoonish.
I'd also say it's overall to well defined.
PPL are affraid of the unknown, if you show them to much it takes away the room for imagination.
IMO the suit should be pitchblack - no shading no highlights, maybe with particle effects or something to make his shape somewhat less defined.

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RpTheHotrod Aug 28 2012, 6:33pm replied:

He's out of environment and no effects are activated. He'll naturally be well defined in that format.

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Poctra Aug 31 2012, 12:19am says:

Mr. slendy has problems! His feet are to small. His curves are absolutely terribly made. Also he needs more width. His face is fantastic and the suit is as well. But the proportions are terribly off. He looks very cartoon like and odd. And I don't care what you say, downright SILLY. Seeing him in the dark in the woods would be historical.

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RpTheHotrod Aug 31 2012, 10:24am replied:

We'd be proud if seeing him would be considered historical. Perhaps we can start seeing him in the history books. Jokes aside, it's a work in progress. In fact, everything you see is a work in progress. This means it's not complete and that it is still being worked on. Even if it wasn't, take a look at other Slenderman mythos games. The model in itself is always silly when considering it outside of the environment.

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Poctra Aug 31 2012, 6:01pm replied:

I know this. And I'm just giving them feedback.

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redfury11 Sep 2 2012, 10:02pm says:

whoa i dont check moddb for a couple of weeks and this game devolopement is going by smoothly im loving the new slendy! reminds me a bit of venom from spiderman though

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