Real Slender is a new Unity game with an old theme - you colect notes and run from Slender Man.
The year 2013 was for the Slender Man fans more than sucessful. Several titles came out: Slender Space for Unity, Slender Arrival for consoles and several similar games like Midnight Man for example.
Real Slender is practically a sequel, or to be more accurate a newer version of Parsec Productions' game Slender 8 Pages. In that 'original' version you move around the woods alone and collect pages you find hammered on to the trees, laying near rocks or in wrecked trucks. While you do that, a mysterious being is watching you from the dark and is waiting for the opportunity to come close to you. In that case any resistance is futile and your only chance is to escape. You don't have any weapons except for the flashlight which lights only a small circle straight ahead, and that is very characteristic for survival horror.
Real Slender actually doesn't have the right to call itself 'Real' due to its originality, except if we take into an account that it 'really' follows the original idea, meaning without any new elements which would turn this horror adventure into a shooting action.
In Real Slender you are at the car junk yard. You have a flashlight in your hand which shines quite good but only on very small area. Occasionally it can happen that the lamp will flicker for a few seconds, which adds to the tension levels, but will not go out. Slender is, as usual, completely static. You can see him from a far and he presents no danger when he is over there. If you see him it is enough that you change the direction to avoid him, but there is no guarantee that he wouldn't be right behind your back at the next moment. To run, use walking keys plus hold left mouse click. Other characters you come across are not dangerous and only add to the creepiness of the atmosphere, like a lost girl and a woman crawling on all four between the cars. They are there just to distract you and give the real danger a chance to come near you.
Effects and Overall Impressions
Even with a phenomenal horror music and a rhythmical theme which follows a speeding heart beat, the sound Slenderman makes resembles a roar coming from a wounded elephant and definitely ruins the overall impression. The best effect is a realistic breathing of the player which speeds up and deepens when all the running begins. Overall the game is graphically very well done and it is not too big. 20MB for a Unity game is not much and will allow even the players with a bit slower internet connection to play.
scary_kid : Not bad, it's a cool game but not the best Slender Game ;) anyway, I've enjoyed playing it =)
D3RK_KNIGHT : nice,2th best slenderman game after arrival
serialzero : Oh, cool. This one's just like the torture dungeon game. Bit harder to see in this one, but again, the graphics and sound effects are pretty snazzy.
Scarecrow : One of the better Slenderman games.
MINERNOLAN : Pretty nice game, the girl crawling on the floor is a bit startling and then funny hehe. It's funny how if you see Slenderman from a long distance you can just stare back at him for as long as you want.