The Stanley Parable is an experimental narrative-driven first person game. It is an exploration of choice, freedom, storytelling and reality, all examined through the lens of what it means to play a video game. You will make a choice that does not matter You will follow a story that has no end You will play a game you cannot win ...it's actually best if you don't know anything about it before you play it :D

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The Narrator delivers a new video in which he responds to an enthusiastic fan's email and offers an update on the Stanley Parable: HD Remix.

Posted by Cakebread on Jul 29th, 2012

Once again the Narrator has emerged from the shadows with a new video! This time he responds to an enthusiastic fan's email, and offers an update on the Stanley Parable: HD Remix.


I won't spam you with any more of these updates, but I do want to let you know that the Narrator is taking your questions and may respond to them in future videos updated on this youtube channel. If you've got a burning question that you absolutely need the answer to, feel free to send it to askthenarrator@gmail.com. Keep in mind we DO reserve the right to back out of that pledge if your questions totally suck.

Today is also a special day because it's the 1 year anniversary of the release of the original Stanley Parable! Hooray! I send all my love and gratitude to everyone who's supported the game and I look forward to many happy years to come!

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TKAzA
TKAzA Jul 29 2012, 1:42pm says:

Haha Epic!

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Maxen1416
Maxen1416 Jul 29 2012, 9:50pm says:

now that was just hilarious!

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Reqieumthefallen
Reqieumthefallen Jul 29 2012, 9:51pm says:

I love this. And so don't want to be Raphael.

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Pennypacker
Pennypacker Jul 30 2012, 11:46am replied:

I don't think even Raphael wants to be Raphael anymore.

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Shawgydog
Shawgydog Jun 3 2013, 10:38pm replied:

Was that an actual update?

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mckool
mckool Jul 29 2012, 9:52pm says:

That was brilliant!!!!

+6 votes     reply to comment
biodude
biodude Jul 29 2012, 10:16pm says:

This is gold

+8 votes     reply to comment
[Tox(sic)]
[Tox(sic)] Jul 29 2012, 10:20pm says:

OH MY GOD I WAS SQUEEING SO HARD I
HNNNNG I CAN'T WAIT

+3 votes     reply to comment
Mxthe
Mxthe Jul 29 2012, 10:43pm says:

That was brilliant.

+5 votes     reply to comment
Colossal
Colossal Jul 29 2012, 10:48pm says:

This better be playable.

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benvlodgi
benvlodgi Jul 29 2012, 11:01pm says:

hah, awesome response
I cant wait to finally have MOOORRE choices, and EMOTIONS, I think I'll play out my real life in a video game, omg that would be so great!
on a real note, cant wait for the real final product

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum Jul 29 2012, 11:16pm says:

Awesome!

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MattyG
MattyG Jul 29 2012, 11:30pm says:

The narrator's impression of Raphael sounds like Clavicus Vile's voice from Skyrim.

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Euphoria_21
Euphoria_21 Jul 30 2012, 12:05am says:

Often I feel the emotions of mustache, orange, and emotionless.

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[FH]Gorgutz
[FH]Gorgutz Jul 30 2012, 12:06am says:

I'm up for the Raphael challenge. xD

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NCC-1701
NCC-1701 Jul 30 2012, 12:56am says:

I have litterally played *almost* every important first person game since DOS. There are many iconic video game characters (for lack of a better term), but the narrator is quickly becoming my favorite of all time. In a way he is like the new Glados, but even better in that he is interacting with the fans in the real world with these videos.

(I say "for lack of a better term" because the narrator truly derserves a better title than "video game character" I am just too tired right now to think of a better description)

I really can't even comminucate how much I like the Stanley parable, and the narrator. I would honestly say that everyone should buy half-life 2 JUST to play this mod. The game itself is nothing compared to the stanley parable.

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Deathscreton
Deathscreton Jul 30 2012, 3:35am replied: Online

While I agree with Stanley Parable being an amazing mod, I don't think it'd be fair to compare the two games. Obviously of different genres and playing styles, HL2 is more focused around action and SP more around story telling and decision making. Both do what they do very well.

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NCC-1701
NCC-1701 Jul 30 2012, 10:14am replied:

HL2 is a good game. But action based games are a dime a dozen, and half-life 2 is by no means the best in that category. In contrast, the Stanley Parable has created a category of its own. It is unique.

On top of that, the narrator is now interacting with the real world in a way by creating these videos and responding to fans.

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GiffE
GiffE Jul 30 2012, 3:58pm replied:

They had created the narrator to be "that guy" which everyone wants to hear more from. And they have TONS of advertising potential if the Stanley Parable did something like Old Spice did with answering tweets.
Youtube.com

Does The Narrator have a twitter? (one in character)

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Deathscreton
Deathscreton Jul 31 2012, 5:15pm replied: Online

That would be most interesting to see. I love breaking the fourth wall.

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MCGONN
MCGONN Jul 30 2012, 2:01am says:

******* incredible video.

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Pelk
Pelk Jul 30 2012, 2:45am says:

This is LITERALLY the best thing ever! XD

+1 vote     reply to comment
Hezus
Hezus Jul 30 2012, 4:01am says:

Hilarious :D Raphael must feel so silly now.

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haawok
haawok Jul 30 2012, 4:57am replied:

Obviously not, he'll wait for release date announcement date for his own game.

That will be emotional.

+5 votes     reply to comment
chsignal
chsignal Jul 30 2012, 5:17am says:

Someone said to me laughter is the best to start the day, so thx for this video.

+4 votes     reply to comment
95Navigator
95Navigator Jul 30 2012, 5:34am says:

We NEED a Raphael hardcore mode.

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evee44
evee44 Jul 30 2012, 8:10am says:

This video is absolutely hilarious. I hope you truly touched Raphael and his big, emotional heart that normally only a woman would harbour.

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Theon
Theon Jul 30 2012, 10:04am says:

Amazing.
You guys...
You are ******* geniouses.

+4 votes     reply to comment
rellik_pt
rellik_pt Jul 30 2012, 10:41am says:

feel free to spam with more news like this :P

+4 votes     reply to comment
Hiduh
Hiduh Jul 30 2012, 11:22am says:

Yes narrator I am pausing the video to read this entire list. XD

+2 votes     reply to comment
dave_5430
dave_5430 Jul 30 2012, 1:07pm says:

You, are a *******, genious.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Gugarion
Gugarion Jul 30 2012, 1:57pm says:

Brilliant. The first video had me interested in the redux - this did it for me.

+3 votes     reply to comment
WaffleAndy
WaffleAndy Jul 30 2012, 5:00pm says:

Apply cold water to burned area!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Auxor
Auxor Jul 30 2012, 6:23pm says:

This is the greatest video of all time.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Fujjin
Fujjin Jul 30 2012, 7:42pm says:

LOL! I love this response, that's our Narrator! <3 "Stanley was fat and ugly, and addicted to drugs and hookers!"

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MarnaxCBRM
MarnaxCBRM Jul 30 2012, 9:34pm says:

I think he misses the point of the story. To me, a large portion of the story seems to be about the illusion of free will in video games, and pointing out the fact that no matter what path (Other than quitting) you take, it is one that was designed for you.

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medve
medve Jul 30 2012, 9:40pm says:

hah, infinite trolling by a developer

+1 vote     reply to comment
Underblue
Underblue Jul 31 2012, 11:43am says:

I wish every game had narrator... Unreal tournament 3, Dead space, MINECRAFT!!!, DOOM .... And so on.

+1 vote     reply to comment
xalener
xalener Aug 17 2012, 8:37pm replied:

UT3 does have a narrator :s

+1 vote     reply to comment
Leon_Kilean
Leon_Kilean Jul 31 2012, 12:30pm says:

Haha, what the hell.. that was amazing. NarratorĀ“s so great.

+2 votes     reply to comment
100Ultimate
100Ultimate Jul 31 2012, 5:01pm says:

I definitely saw "Clive Owens" in the list of emotions. Good game. You win.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Admiral_Skeybar
Admiral_Skeybar Aug 1 2012, 12:22am says:

I am almost crying with laughter. This was fantastic!

+1 vote     reply to comment
master_oli-p
master_oli-p Aug 1 2012, 2:16pm says:

"ghost of a dream of a memory of a cyborg warrior trying to find his dead wife inside a poem"
Nice

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SinKing
SinKing Aug 1 2012, 2:19pm says:

Orange is my favorite emotion now!

Well played! Raphael shouldn'talk much to girls, even though he's partly emotional himself. Also, I'm amazed he actually got right to the point of what makes Stanley Parable unique - you can't change anything, you can chose to try - and chose to neglect that as "boring".

I am amused by both, the game and its reactions. Good reply! I wish I could come up with a burning question as funny, but when it's not genuine, it won't cause this effect.

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Temeter
Temeter Aug 1 2012, 2:19pm says:

1) list comes
2) press space
- dead except for your knees
- alive but with no knees
- alive but with only knees
- are you seriously pausing the video to read this entire list?

Brillant. Just brillant.

+1 vote     reply to comment
boredgunner
boredgunner Aug 2 2012, 12:34am says:

******* brilliant

+1 vote     reply to comment
cool2000m
cool2000m Aug 3 2012, 2:42pm says:

raFAIL

+1 vote     reply to comment
Undisputed_91
Undisputed_91 Aug 6 2012, 9:40am says:

A stunning performance, good sir. I sincerely and humbly applaud you.

+1 vote     reply to comment
ConejoChombi
ConejoChombi Aug 8 2012, 4:11pm says:

i have a bonner

is that normal?

+1 vote     reply to comment
LordIheanacho
LordIheanacho Aug 8 2012, 7:31pm says:

.... was this video also some kind of rick-roll or trolling attempt from the developer? This video was rather confusing at the earlier parts..... :(

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