Nothing evokes a life of cubicle-bound drudgery like a white box with four differently-colored things arranged in a square on front. It’s the oddly wonderful The Stanley Parable in box form. Also inside the box. With a tie.
Whether it’s an RPG that tells a story over dozens of hours, or a strategy game that takes months to master, games are often a considerable time investment. For many people this is central to gaming’s appeal: nowhere else in art can you find such complete worlds to lose yourself in or such stern challenges to overcome.
Wanna meet at the bar after work? Because The Beginner’s Guide, the latest from The Stanley Parable co-creator Davey Wreden, is the kind of game you wanna talk about over several drinks.
Davey Wreden, co-creator of The Stanley Parable, has announced his new game, The Beginner’s Guide. While we don’t know much about The Beginner’s Guide yet, chances are it’s pretty weird. We won’t have to wait long to play it, either, as game’s website says it’s launching on October 1 for PC and Mac.
P.T. might not have much in common with The Stanley Parable, but that didn't stop Youtuber Its a mirage from mashing up the narration of the latter with the spine-tingling gameplay of the former.
Even if you don't play Dota 2, you'll probably enjoy this video of The Stanley Parable's droll British narrator doing his best to play eSports announcer.
There it is. The bench. That exact park bench. It's one of the very first places where I said hello to a friend who would change the course of my entire life. And now I'm saying goodbye.
I suppose the guys at Mega64 couldn't get enough of The Stanley Parable, because they decided to go out and narrate a bunch of people's lives to their faces. The results weren't too friendly.
Say you're a video game developer. You get one of those annoying e-mail blasts from some corporate marketing firm that wants you to pay them for their vague services.
Soon, there will be a glorious deathmatch to decide the cream of the crop from 2013's independently developed video games. That's because the Independent Games Festival just announced its nominees for the awards that they give out annually to the most accomplished indie titles. Some of them aren't out yet. But others…
Most people seem to really like the indie PC sensation The Stanley Parable, but not everyone enjoys one of the jokes in the game. Specifically, a jokey 50s-style PSA video that shows a black child being given cigarettes and set on fire by a white guy.
Video-game achievements are funny things. We want to unlock them, and we're willing to shoot the 1,000 zombies or speed-run the 10 levels to do so. But... they're kind of silly, ya know? It'd be nice if more games took their achievements a little less seriously.
Perhaps you've heard of The Stanley Parable? It's this game, see. It's a game about stories. It's... well, it's complicated. Maybe you're wondering what it's really about, why everyone is talking about it? Well. Allow me to elaborate.
The Stanley Parable is a remake of the fantastic 2011 Half-Life 2 mod about a man named Stanley. The creators, Galactic Cafe, really don't like sharing anything from the game, as you can see in their trailers, so now they've gone even further and created a standalone demo showing off the behind-the-scenes of…
Yes, this new Stanley Parable trailer is more or less a game-trailer version of The Stanley Parable itself. It's also a whole lot of fun.
It's been almost exactly a year since Davey Wreden's brilliant Half-Life 2 mod The Stanley Parable threw us all for a loop.
Is it a game? Is it a manifesto? An artsy-fartsy waste of time? A story-within-a-story, an exercise in branching plotlines, meta-humor, and video game commentary? The provocative new Half-Life 2 mod The Stanley Parable is perhaps all of those things. Or maybe none of them. The game and its designer hope only that…