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

TSP does not actually require Half Life 2 on PC, only the Source SDK which should download automatically when you start the game. On Mac, HL2 is required.

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22 comments by Cakebread on Oct 20th, 2013

The Stanley Parable is available for purchase RIGHT FREAKING NOW!! Through launch week the game will be 20% off!

4 years in the works, and we're finally here. Thank you everyone for all your love and support, it means more than I could ever say.

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The Stanley Parable v1.4 for Mac OSX

The Stanley Parable v1.4 for Mac OSX

Jan 17, 2012 Full Version 37 comments

This download conveniently installs and launches the Mac OSX version of the Stanley Parable v1.4. Half Life 2 is still required.

The Stanley Parable v1.4

The Stanley Parable v1.4

Nov 9, 2011 Full Version 159 comments

The Stanley Parable v1.4 release for PC. A remastered, smoother version of the original game. Includes a number of bug fixes, captions for seven languages...

The Stanley Parable for Mac OSX

The Stanley Parable for Mac OSX

Aug 25, 2011 Full Version 16 comments

This download conveniently installs and launches the Mac OSX version of the stanley parable. Half Life 2 is still required.

The Stanley Parable v1.3

The Stanley Parable v1.3

Aug 5, 2011 Full Version 30 comments

Version 1.3 trims the file size down to under 300mb, and updates the readme for instructions on installing without HL2 as well as installing on Mac OS

The Stanley Parable v1.2

The Stanley Parable v1.2

Jul 31, 2011 Full Version 32 comments

The latest update to The Stanley Parable, uploaded 7/31/11

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DoktorHaus Oct 25 2011, 5:57pm says:

Well, I'm glad I made a point to avoid the comments section before playing. This was a very funny, intriguing mod that I enjoyed quite a lot. In fact, I played it through around five times just to see all the outcomes. Loved the basement conversation, though I was disappointed that trying to work around things by noclipping or spawning weapons had no special consequence. xD Definitely an existential game, fantastic work.

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bloodsuckern Oct 23 2011, 11:06am says:

Its got a great story.
You play as stanley and you have a narrator telling you what to do and you can either rebel and not follow his dirrections or you can just follow blindly and get some random outcomes.

So yeah theres alot of choices. 6 endings you should go play it now.
Im going to pointout something i noticed AFTER playing the mod. it kind makes me think about maybe what the developer of this mod is trying to put into your head.

if you add the numbers from all of the monitors on the walls you get the number: 7131.
Now count the ammount of monitors: 18

Thestanleyparable. Not including the spaces it's 17 characters long. so lets divide 396/17 and you'll get 23.
Now put the number 23 into wikipedia and you'll get the deaths of a few chinese people i've never heard of and that i don't give a **** about

You know something is up when that happens. Now. Convert 23 into binary and youll get 10111.
Search that on google and one of the results will be the 10111 fresnel.
A main-belt Asteroid discovered on july 25th 1992.

Beside from july 25th being 2 days before the actually game release this year, if you search it on wikipedia which is always correct you will notice how july 25th 1992 there was an nazi assassination.

Verdict: Neo-nazi propaganda

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Cakebread Creator
Cakebread Oct 25 2011, 2:14am replied:

Finally, SOMEONE gets it

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JooseyJay Oct 24 2011, 12:19am replied:

You scare me.

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bloodsuckern Oct 24 2011, 3:44pm replied:

karma it up u bitegufoashdbes

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killbotvii Oct 18 2011, 6:57pm says:


the music is mentioned in the cannon ending's credits.

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Cakebread Creator
Cakebread Oct 19 2011, 8:22pm replied:

All the endings are cannon :P

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Phlebas99 Oct 14 2011, 11:20am says:

Cakebread, I was wondering if you could name the music that appears in this mod. I am Specifically looking for a familiar sounding track used as one of the endings but cannot remember which one it was and so am willing to youtube all the music to find out which one it was. (also all the music used sounded good anyway).

Thank you for this game.

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Cakebread Creator
Cakebread Oct 15 2011, 12:10am replied:

The entire soundtrack is listed in the game's readme

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richardfps Oct 12 2011, 4:14am says:

wait...horror? wtf? how is this horror?

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Cakebread Creator
Cakebread Oct 13 2011, 7:19pm replied:

The 'Theme' options that moddb offers are somewhat limited, (ie. western, sci-fi, realism, history) and there was really nothing that applied particularly well to TSP. I had to pick one, so I decided it's funniest to call TSP a horror game.

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gotryfag Oct 15 2011, 10:49am replied:

Funny, yet descriptive. TSP is the definition of an existential horror game.

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Highest Rated (31 agree) 10/10

This is an exceptional mod. Beautiful narration.

Aug 4 2011, 10:03pm by alemanders

Lowest Rated (10 agree) 4/10

it seems that i am the only one who doesn't like this map, (it's not a mod). I played both endings, and also did take the right door in the middle of the map, and again both options that are given there. So, i played it fully through. When i first read a lot of comments and reviews about this single small map i was really interested to see what people where talking about. What was it that made them all give this map a rating of nines and tens (9/10). But ones i played it i thought i missed something…

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