The Perfect Box Art For The Stanley Parable

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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.


The IndieBox subscription service takes independent PC games there’s a good chance you already own and places them in boxes with things. This evokes the experience of going to a computer store and purchasing a computer video game from the computer video game section, a thing the older PC gamers out there (like Luke Plunkett) used to do all the time.

The Stanley Parable is the service’s August box, and it’s a bit of a paradox. It’s a game I would gladly purchase from a computer store, clad in a box from the section I would skip to get to the computer video games.

But this is more than just the game (on a USB stick) in a box. It also has a tie inside, along with other things.

So what do I do now? Do I subscribe to the service in order to get the box before the August deadline, or do I wait, and hope it becomes available for sale separately? For now I will sit at my desk, doing my work, using my four differently-colored thing arranged in a square software.

Kotaku elder, lover of video games, keyboards, toys, snacks, and other unsavory things.



Oh man,I was really hoping it came on several hundred floppy disks or at least CDs.