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

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

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 Demo and Release Date!

The Stanley Parable Demo and Release Date!

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The Stanley Parable is nearly here! It now has a demo and a release date!

Introducing The Stanley Parable Helpful Development Showcase!

Introducing The Stanley Parable Helpful Development Showcase!

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I'm very proud to announce the Stanley Parable Helpful Development Showcase, our way of connecting you to the development of the Stanley Parable: HD Remix...

The Stanley Parable: HD Remix is now on Greenlight!

The Stanley Parable: HD Remix is now on Greenlight!

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The Stanley Parable: HD Remix is now on Greenlight! Please help us get the game on Steam!

A video update from the Narrator

A video update from the Narrator

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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.

The Stanley Parable v1.4 for Mac OSX

The Stanley Parable v1.4 for Mac OSX

Full Version 39 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

Full Version 164 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

Full Version 17 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

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

Full Version 33 comments

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

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foxholeboy
foxholeboy

Artsy, Ironic and funny as hell all in one.

This sir is a masterpiece and if I have my chance will praise the **** out of this on Podcast 17.

Maybe we could interview at some point as well.

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Cakebread Creator
Cakebread

Absolutely! send me an email and we'll do it, dwreden@gmail.com

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan

Notch tweeted about this mod :) "Please play this: T.co Found it via reddit, and it's very interesting. Don't read spoilers."
www.twitter.com/notch

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ethosaur
ethosaur

It stuck me in a cool way :D
I have a voice in my head too now wich thinks for me XD

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Hotels
Hotels

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1/10

I elaborated in my review, but please people, do not fool yourselves. It had a narrative far removed from the average mod and in some ways of considerably higher quality, but that does not make it generally good. It was a predictable old trope and honestly really boring. Even if you want to give it 10/10 for story though, this is a mod. Mods NEED good mapping and design, and no one can believe this had either, it was terrible. If all you want is a quality narrative, do not make an hl2 mod. Make an interactive story with simple art in flash or on a website or something. Do not go into a medium with several critical assets if you are only going to try making 1 or 2 of them good, please.

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LeminLyme
LeminLyme

I wouldn't discount this fellows interest entirely, because a good story makes for a good mod, but a great mod makes for a phenomenal story in counterrespect. If this mod were taken and developed further, it could become great, rather then good. I also agree with the disagree'ers. This mod isn't a failure, nor even bad, because it lacks certain aspects. You don't have to have stunning graphics to make a masterpiece, nor do you need decent graphics for a good piece. Just a happy medium has been achieved so far. Perhaps in the future it will become something great with a good rework, and even further down the road a real masterpiece could be achieved through extensive development paired with a great story.

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Hotels
Hotels

"This mod isn't a failure, nor even bad, because it lacks certain aspects. You don't have to have stunning graphics to make a masterpiece, nor do you need decent graphics for a good piece. Just a happy medium has been achieved so far."

I do not play a mod expecting stunning graphics. The thing is the mapping is just terrible. I could easily accept minimalist mapping, like most of portal had, but this is not just simple design, it is BAD design. You can say a mod should not be penalized for bad mapping, but I imagine you would think differently if you went to a movie to find out it was shot with an old cellphone camera.

This mod is NOT a "happy medium" just because it has a few small points of quality, it is a disappointing low.

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foxholeboy
foxholeboy

You have literally missed the entire point of the mod

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Zlandael Online
Zlandael

I really need to disagree with you. The Source engine is far more than a game engine just made for good looking shooters and beautiful alternative mods, and this kind of mod surpassed that.

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Hotels
Hotels

I agree that the source engine has potential outside of the norm. Dear Esther was great. This tried to do something similar and failed.

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ethosaur
ethosaur

Wow...
Did you even read what he wrote?
It was only a test for the voice and story.. -_-

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Hotels
Hotels

And yet the general impression is that this mod is great through and through. My response is due to these people, thanks.

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Highest Rated (31 agree) 10/10

This is an exceptional mod. Beautiful narration.

Aug 4 2011 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…

Aug 10 2011 by SPY-maps

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