Slenderman's Shadow is a free new downloadable release in the Slender series of atmospheric horror games. The independent game Slender: The Eight Pages popularized the Slender Man character of the earlier but less well-known Slenderman, which was based on the Slender Man urban legend and internet meme.
Slender Man is a paranormal being with the ability to warp and control the mind of the player in a first person horror setting. He is depicted as an unnaturally tall and thin humanoid with a blank face, dressed in a black suit. He can teleport and cause memory loss, insomnia, paranoia, hallucinations, and ultimately insanity. Slender Man is said to have extendable arms and tentacles
Slender: The Eight Pages took place in a forest and the goal was to find eight manuscripts about the Slender Man. Slenderman's Shadow: Hospice follows the same horror survival format, but takes place in a creepy hospice. Once again, the goal of the game is to collect all of the notes while avoiding Slender Man to protect the protagonist's sanity. Each of the eight notes contains two lines of a poem titled "Der Grossman," which refers to "the tall man" of an older German and Romanian folktale.
Slenderman's Shadow: Hospice is one of several newer maps repeating the basic premise of Slender: The Eight Pages. The Slenderman's Shadow series is an unofficial spin-off funded by fan donations. Other downloadable maps include Sanitarium, Elementary, Mansion, Claustrophobia, 7th Street and Prison. Slenderman's Shadow: Hospice is the first map to feature new glow sticks which can be placed in the game environment. This episode of the Slenderman's Shadow series features a female protagonist character.
Slenderman's Shadow: Hospice is freeware available for free download. Game designers Marc Steene and Wray Burgess are rumored to have a secret project in the works