Stephanie Carmichael of [email protected] writes:
"Sometimes a scrappy indie game finds its way to consoles. That’s the story of Minecraft. It’s also the story of Slender: The Eight Pages, which helped spread the web myth of the Slender Man.
That’s right, the Slender Man originated online—through photos and the creepy musings of people on the Internet. It happened first on SomethingAwful.com when Eric Knudsen, aka “Victor Surge,” posted a photoshopped image of the figure. Then it went viral.
That was back in 2009. Three years later, Parsec Productions released Slender Man: The Eight Pages for free, which got so much attention that now it’s a $10 game on major consoles."