Slender: Source Renamed To The Operator To Avoid Copyright Trouble
Author: William Usher
published: 2012-09-14 15:13:31
The game formerly known as Slender: Source has been renamed to something slightly more befitting. In a recent blog post the developer has mentioned that to avoid confusion with Mark J. Hadley's Slender: The Eight Pages and Valve's Source Engine, the game Slender: Source is now called The Operator.
The game is still currently available on the Steam Greenlight page but it underwent the name change to help strike some identity into the design. Another good part is that it's still based on the Slenderman mythos, so you don't have to worry about whether he's going to be in the game or not.
According to the official blog, it states...
Keep calm, the image above doesn't mean we're canceling Slender: Source, we're just renaming it to "The Operator" which is just another name for the Slenderman, and it ties in with the story we're doing for the game since in the ARG videos, that's what he is referenced as.
I think The Operator is a fitting name and sounds much closer to reliving a sort of horror-movie experience as opposed to a game being based solely on another already fruitful pop-cultural concept.
The game itself is very similar that other recent atmospheric horror game, Montas. Up to four players will venture around while “The Operator” or Slenderman, stalks you one by one. The rules are very similar to Slender: The Eight Pages only there are more ways to defend yourself and a slightly larger scope to the game.
You can learn more about The Operator by visiting the Official Steam Greenlight Page.
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