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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jesterspawn Aug 4 2011, 9:31pm says:

Inspiring. I've now recommended this to friends.

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Prone Aug 4 2011, 9:28pm says:

Congrats on making the front page!

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Cremat0r Aug 4 2011, 8:53pm says:

Hoh, wow..
I didn't expect such a masterpiece when checking back to Moddb, instant-download.

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unknow5763 Aug 4 2011, 8:45pm says:

notch sent me :)

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Rikachu Aug 4 2011, 8:17pm says:

I read the author commentary, and it was very interesting.

I'm glad you got inspiration from Dear Esther and Radiator. I wish Radiator would update again though =/

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Tech-Imp Aug 4 2011, 8:05pm says:

Most intriguing. Its not very often that I run across something so simple it works to a far greater depth than I was expecting. Bravo ^_^

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Fearlezz Aug 4 2011, 8:00pm says:

Notch twitted you. good job mate.

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Dougomite Aug 4 2011, 7:54pm says:

Very nice work. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can hopefully convince everyone I know to give it a shot. A counter for how many choices the player has made out of the max possible would be nice. It'd be great because I'm sure everyone will want to see all the endings and it'd be a good way to see how much progress you've made towards seeing them all.

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Mxthe Aug 4 2011, 7:39pm says:

This just proves that you don't need to look good to be good...

Great job!

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MiniHendrix Aug 4 2011, 7:37pm says:

Congrats on being featured on Kotaku.

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Highest Rated (31 agree) 10/10

This is an exceptional mod. Beautiful narration.

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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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