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 36 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 157 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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Dragonlord Oct 18 2013, 10:35am buried:


Steam only... what a bummer. Forced to skip on this. No steam please... steam is broken as hell U_U

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blackout369 Oct 18 2013, 5:27pm replied:

HOW is steam BROKEN as you say???

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DeathPants Oct 18 2013, 1:26pm replied:

In what way is it broken, though? :P

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boredgunner Oct 19 2013, 6:47pm replied:

Don't mind him or any other typical paranoid gamer who is stuck in the past.

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Dragonlord Oct 18 2013, 6:27pm buried:


If something doesn't work and intrudes/breaks your system then it's broken. That's the official definition.

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medve Oct 19 2013, 7:19pm replied:

if ur such a hipster, download the game from a torrent, and send the money to the dev. problem solved. hf.

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iinFused Oct 17 2013, 4:18pm says:

Congratulations on the Steam release!
Shouldn't this be moved to IndieDB since its a game now though?

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ReadingNotAllowed Oct 17 2013, 9:36am says:

Under 3 hours left guys!!

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Guest Oct 16 2013, 5:56pm says:

I am here after a long long time. What's the deal with this release? This mod was released years ago. So this will be a sequel?

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TheOneMuffin Oct 16 2013, 7:30pm replied:

With lots more stuff, longer story, more choices, more endings etc.

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IronWoodside Oct 17 2013, 1:42am replied:

*and less confusion* I hope at least. (I was confused about how the story took place and how it fit with the actual levels.)

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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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