A lot of Dead Space fans have been up in arms over the pre-E3 revelation that Dead Space 3′s campaign would be fully playable in 2 player co-op. Many feel the series is “going the Resident Evil 5 route” by focusing more on action, than traditional survival horror; which is a shame, since the original Dead Space was heralded as a rare “classic” survival horror experience.
On a more optimistic note, a new indie group project: “Slender: Source” is being developed, and it’s essentially a 4 player version of that other terrifying Slenderman Game (Slender) In Slender: Source you, and 3 friends are teenagers out on a dare trying to collect creepy dolls, and stay alive. It sounds really interesting, and you can continue reading for all the intriguing details, and 3 more pictures from the project.
“Now, our aim with this game/mod is to really frighten players, and
give them that experience we will want & crave for when we play a
horror game, or even watch a horror film. That feeling of being scared.
With Slender: Source, players will be able to play with up to three of
their friends and traverse a variety of environments trying to uncover
who/what the Slenderman really is, all while collecting strange little
dolls that resemble children; which the player can try figuring out the
purpose of these dolls. Were they victims of the Slenderman, or are they
just normal, creepy, dolls? That decision comes up the player’s
imagination. So, yes that’s right. We’re making a multiplayer version of
the Slenderman story, and we’ve gotten inspiration by the game
“Slender” which was a Unity project developed by Parsec Productions in
which you must avoid looking at the Slenderman to go insane. It’s a
wonderful, and terrifying experience which everyone should check out,
which you can find right here as well as some gameplay of the said game,
to hopefully interest you in what WE plan on doing with the legend, and
Slender by Parsec Productions – Slendergame.com
So, how are we trying to make our version different? Simple. Four
players will be playing as teenagers who are sent out on a dare to try
and find/discover the myth behind the Slenderman. The game will then
thrust these players into a variety of environments where they must find
15 dolls (which resemble creepy children) and collect them without
being killed by the Slenderman. The game has no time limit, and the only
goals by the players is to survive, and collect these dolls. Once all
of the dolls have been collected the game will end. There is no combat,
and no way to defend yourself.
The Slenderman will be able to kill you within one hit, so try to
avoid him as much as possible. We also are not restricting players to
one environment, so upon release of the mod/game players will be able to
explore two different kinds of environments when playing the game. The
first being the standard woods that you’ve come to see in the Unity
title, as well as an abandoned hospital. So, two maps upon release that
should take roughly 30 minutes to an hour to complete, but don’t fret!
With teamwork, and proper thinking you should be able to complete the
maps/levels without dying. We have a ton of levels planned for this
game, but we’ll only be shipping with two maps to start out, and
hopefully finish off with around 8.”
Sounds great! You can check out the official mod page for Slender: Source here.