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Faceless has come a long way since it began in 2012, what was once a small, Slender-Man related Source mod has turned into an ambitious indie title on the Unreal Engine 4. From a scammer to a Cease & Desist, Faceless has endured everything that has been thrown at it so far, and it will continue to do so until completion and beyond. Like Aaryn Flynn of Bioware said about Andromeda, thank you for your patience, and thank you for your impatience too. If you've tried your hand at game development in the past, you know all too well that it is very difficult.

Before I get started, I'd like to say I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas/Holiday! Of course, we haven't provided a huge amount of updates during the course of the game's development, and this understandably leads people to worry that the game has been cancelled behind the scenes. If it were, you'd be the first to know about it. Luckily you'll never have to be told that because it isn't going to happen. First things first, everybody is asking for a release date. Whilst we cannot narrow it down, we are definitively aiming for a 2017 release. We may be tackling another Crowd-funding campaign, we've also applied for the Unreal Developer Grant (fingers crossed!) We will also be releasing a small single-player Tech Demo to offer a look into the mechanics of the game, as well as the story elements it has to offer. Most of us haven't had prior experience with game development, so this has been a huge learning curve for all of us. I had never done level design before Faceless, and I've pushed myself to learn how as best as I possibly can. Every day is another lesson, every month is another achievement, and every year is another need for reflection. For this reason, we'd like to show you all some screenshots of how some of our maps looked from their first iteration to their current one.


Wakeland Town Police Department:

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View this album to see more pictures of Wakeland Town Police Department then and now.



Oakfall Motel:

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View this album to see more pictures of Oakfall Motel then and now.



Stone Wells Elementary School:

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View this album to see more pictures of Stone Wells Elementary School then and now.


You may also be interested in seeing our 'Then And Now' of Hyde Street Station from its Source Engine days compared to its current version on the Unreal Engine 4!



The first thing you will initially notice is how much more colourful Faceless has become. The direction of the game's visual style has always aimed to avoid certain horror tropes, whilst embracing others. Even since the Source Engine, Faceless was destined to be a vibrant game. Of course, we understand that this may not be for everybody, so a vibrancy slider will be included!



We also have an Instagram, for those of you who would like to follow us on there, expect more frequent posts on there since they consist of individual posts rather than a bulk post that an update on IndieDB or Facebook would have. The official Unreal Engine Instagram even re-posted a couple of our screenshots! (Click on the pictures to view the posts.)

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The link to our Instagram page can also be found at the top of our IndieDB page.



I do apologise for how little updates we've released here on IndieDB. There are more updates on our Facebook and Instagram pages than there are here. As mentioned at the beginning of this update and at some point in-between, game development is very hard. I didn't come into it thinking it was going to be a smooth ride, I imagined it would be hard, but I didn't imagine that it would be this tough. There are a lot of things to juggle, responsibilities in and outside of the project, people in and outside of the project. It is always a difficult, but rewarding process. I know you are all eager to see gameplay soon and we will push to do our best to show you some. There are some things we wish to keep secret and hidden, we all know trailers reveal too much these days! We will get there eventually. Thank you for joining us on this journey so far. I will strive to release more frequent updates for you all.

We all hope you have a Happy New Year!


I may update this article shortly with an interview with 80.lv, I have been told to await questions which have not yet arrived. I was hoping to include this interview within this update, but it's a busy time of year for us all!


Voice Cast:

Sam A. Mowry as Elijah Grey
Danielle McRae as Emily Parker
Kellen Goff as Richard Flannery
Daz Black as Tristan Clarke
Heather Masters as Cassandra Noble
Adam Sklar as Daniel & Edward North
... and many more.




Faceless ~ December 2015 Mini-Update

Faceless ~ December 2015 Mini-Update

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Christmas is near, and development continues for the continuously anticipated mystery horror; Faceless. In this update, we'll summarise what to expect...

Faceless ~ August 2015 Mini-Update

Faceless ~ August 2015 Mini-Update

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Since our switch to the Unreal Engine 4, things have been relatively hush-hush, but today we're bringing you a mini-update on our progress, and how different...

Faceless ~ New Year's Day 2015 Mini-Update.

Faceless ~ New Year's Day 2015 Mini-Update.

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We've just had a big update on Christmas Day revealing our switch to the Unreal Engine 4, but that's not all. This mini-update today will be more about...

MOTY Editors Choice 2012

MOTY Editors Choice 2012

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Welcome to the Editors Choice award for Mod of the Year 2012.

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JaidynSan
JaidynSan

Even though it doesn't feature Slender, I'm still hooked and really excited for the future of this game. I also still have this game on my Steam wishlist from 2014 which brings back memories. Will continue to support this game all the way. :)

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KiiNG
KiiNG

So the game no longer featurues slenderman or any 'slender-men'?

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Sklarlight Creator
Sklarlight

Hi KiiNG, that's correct. There are multiple reasons for this, but the most prevalent reason would be due to the fact that we received a Cease & Desist for the project a while back that ultimately forced us to change our monster, which we feel has worked out for the best. I apologise to you, and to anybody else who wanted a Slender Man game.

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UltraLulz
UltraLulz

Is this still alive? I was just thinking about this ol' thing.

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Sklarlight Creator
Sklarlight

Yep, we're alive and kicking! Indie game development is a very difficult venture and it's different for every individual and for every team, so we make do with what we have, and we're doing our best with what we have. Rest assured, the game is coming together.

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Guest
Guest

when is the game going to be released im super excited

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Markellspaceninja
Markellspaceninja

When will the game be releaced?

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notadcanymore
notadcanymore

How much time do you think it's gonna take for the game to release? I've been hyped for the game since November 2013!

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Sklarlight Creator
Sklarlight

The team is effectively a skeleton crew, but we're aiming for a Q3 2016 release. This is not a confirmed release date, but one that we're hoping to achieve. At the end of the day, we won't release an unfinished product!

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ElCap1tan
ElCap1tan

Are you talking about the final release or a beta version of the game? Also could you give me some information or a link about the book? Just read about it in the comments and now I'm curious :)

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They've been patient. After all, all they can do is wait to be set free, or be consumed by the Soulrender.… T.co

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