James Joseph Emerald said:
Interesting side-note: It's been speculated that Slender Man was based off the 'Tall Man' character from Yahtzee's indie adventure series:
So the whole thing has kind of come full circle now that there's an article on the Escapist about it. Hm.
Well, the tall, creepy guy in a suit is an old idea. Phantasm used the same thing and called him... uh, the Tall Man. then there was The Gaunt Man in TORG.
As I understand things Slender Man started on the Something Awful site where they were having a contest to shop creepy looking photos, one paticulaly realistic looking one captured a lot of imagination, and Slender Man was born.
It's kind of awesome that it's gone on this long, but as time goes on there seems to be an increasing tendency to turn Slendy into some kind of super-monster, when really it was an "on the fringes" thing, largely unknown because it attacked children and didn't leave anything behind, working around the fringes, which is how it survived.
I haven't checked in on Marble Hornets for a while, but as it was developing and the mythos took increasing shape I increasingly had to wonder that if Slender Man was anything like presented why it would need to hide. It's the same problem I have with a lot of horror mythologies when they go on for a while, there is a point at which it becomes hard to believe it could be kept secret, or why the creature(s) haven't just taken over the world yet. I mean strictly speaking I see no reason why the Marble Hornets version of Slenderman couldn't just waltz into The White House, gobble up Obama, and take over the country (or replace any world leader with that for that matter). Then all he'd need to do is have some kids bussed in every so often for a "meet the president field trip" and have his own little buffet.
At any rate, all rambling aside, the game does seem neat. I'll keep an eye on it.