Ultra-Indie Daily Dose: Slenderwave & The Eight Vibez Is A Blast From The Past And Maybe Future

Hello, you glorious gluttons for all things indie horror! Are you just starving for the newest of the new, the most unknownest of the unknown? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the Ultra-Indie Daily Dose! In this series, we’re going to pick a new game every day from an indie horror creator you’ve probably never heard of. No million-dollar budgets or factory productions. This is the space for the little guy with not but a developer toolkit and a dream. So if you’re down to roll the dice on something different, then stick around and check it out!

Welcome back for another Ultra-Indie Daily Dose! Coming to you as a submission to the V A P O R W A V E Horror Jam is a throwback to a timeless classic. Slenderwave & The Eight Vibez is a nostalgic throwback by developers Doc Karl and Spagoodlers. Bringing us back to 2012, this game is a part love letter, part direct copy of popular 2010s indie horror game Slender: The Eight Pages. This one, however, is a lot more retro and futuristic. 

The premise of Slenderwave & The Eight Vibez is that you are trapped in a dark and sinister arcade, you must play a dark and sinister arcade game. Transported into a dark world of Windows 98 imagery and marble statues, you must run around collecting 8 cups of perfectly legal grape juice. But we warned; the Slenderwave is hunting you, and if he catches you before you get all your definitely-not-codeine beverage, he will give you a vibe check you will not survive.

Really though, Slenderwave & The Eight Vibez still maintains that magic that made Slender: The Eight Pages so terrifying. Namely that you’re running around a dark area playing tag with a creature. The Slenderman, though now having surpassed memeification into whatever the post-ironic stage of a meme is, is still a freak and a weirdo. Slenderwave & The Eight Vibez freshens that experience up with some vaporwave kitsch. It’s equally funny as it is scary.

There’s not much more to it than that. Check out Slenderwave & The Eight Vibez on itch.io by clicking here