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'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 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 Jul 29 2012 says:

Haha Epic!

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Maxen1416 Jul 29 2012 says:

now that was just hilarious!

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TheUnabridgedGamer Jul 29 2012 says:

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

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Pennypacker Jul 30 2012 replied:

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

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Shawgydog Jun 3 2013 replied:

Was that an actual update?

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mckool Jul 29 2012 says:

That was brilliant!!!!

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biodude Jul 29 2012 says:

This is gold

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[Tox(sic)] Jul 29 2012 says:


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Mxthe Jul 29 2012 says:

That was brilliant.

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Colossal Jul 29 2012 says:

This better be playable.

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benvlodgi Jul 29 2012 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 Jul 29 2012 says:


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MattyG Jul 29 2012 says:

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

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Euphoria_21 Jul 30 2012 says:

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

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[FH]Gorgutz Jul 30 2012 says:

I'm up for the Raphael challenge. xD

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NCC-1701 Jul 30 2012 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 Jul 30 2012 replied:

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 Jul 30 2012 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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PhillInHoles Jul 30 2012 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.

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

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Deathscreton Jul 31 2012 replied:

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

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MCGONN Jul 30 2012 says:

******* incredible video.

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Pelk Jul 30 2012 says:

This is LITERALLY the best thing ever! XD

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Hezus Jul 30 2012 says:

Hilarious :D Raphael must feel so silly now.

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haawok Jul 30 2012 replied:

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

That will be emotional.

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chsignal Jul 30 2012 says:

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

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95Navigator Jul 30 2012 says:

We NEED a Raphael hardcore mode.

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evee44 Jul 30 2012 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 Jul 30 2012 says:

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

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rellik_pt Jul 30 2012 says:

feel free to spam with more news like this :P

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Hiduh Jul 30 2012 says:

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

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dave_5430 Jul 30 2012 says:

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

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Gugarion Jul 30 2012 says:

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

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WaffleAndy Jul 30 2012 says:

Apply cold water to burned area!

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Auxor Jul 30 2012 says:

This is the greatest video of all time.

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Fujjin Jul 30 2012 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 Jul 30 2012 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 Jul 30 2012 says:

hah, infinite trolling by a developer

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Underblue Jul 31 2012 says:

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

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xalener Aug 17 2012 replied:

UT3 does have a narrator :s

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Leon_Kilean Jul 31 2012 says:

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

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100Ultimate Jul 31 2012 says:

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

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Admiral_Skeybar Aug 1 2012 says:

I am almost crying with laughter. This was fantastic!

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master_oli-p Aug 1 2012 says:

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

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SinKing Aug 1 2012 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 Aug 1 2012 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.

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boredgunner Aug 2 2012 says:

******* brilliant

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Randomguy7 Aug 3 2012 says:


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Undisputed_91 Aug 6 2012 says:

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

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ConejoChombi Aug 8 2012 says:

i have a bonner

is that normal?

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LordIheanacho Aug 8 2012 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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