In the midst of anxiety about the news of violence perpetrated by a teenager entitled Slender Man Stabbing. Sony Pictures publishes a movie titled the same as the game that allegedly became the main influence on the violence. Starting from Meme which then revamped into a very popular game because it is known to be able to make the players jump-scared and drop their gadgets with fear. Mac users can download Slender Man for Mac here using the link at the end of this post.
About The Act of Violence
On May 31st, 2014, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser – two 12-year-old girls living in Waukesha, Wisconsin, lured classmate Payton Leutner and stabbed her 19 times before leaving her for dead. She managed to crawl out to a nearby road, where she was rescued by a cyclist. Waukesha Fire and Police departments later arrived and escorted her to the hospital, where she spent six days recovering from her injuries and has since returned to school.
Now, 3 years later, independent video game developer Brandon D. Santos (aka. “SlenderDev”) is giving back to the community and first responders involved in the incident and supporting mental health awareness nationwide. ~indiedb.com
Slender Man later emulated by a game that is not less successful, titled Slendrina. Mac user can later play the game too since Slender Man for Mac is lately launched, Slender: The Eight Pages that have a mission to collect eight manuscripts.
So, are you ready to slam your MacBook?
After The First Try
I found that playing on my MacBook Pro is not as scary as when I played it on my Android devices. But, maybe that’s because I’m playing it on my old MacBook Pro (mid-2010). As we all know, Macs never run any games well, let alone games that require it to run 3D. Yet, this game is suitable for testing guts among friends. However, not much is promised by this game, but at least now Mac users can participate in the conversation about Slender Man.
What still confuses me is, “what factors of this game can make a person do violence?” And I’m talking as someone diagnosed with schizophrenia.