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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D3ATHRAV3N Aug 1 2011, 12:03pm says:

Cant get this to load, fully updated version of hl2. Just says launching and then nothing : /

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Cakebread Creator
Cakebread Aug 1 2011, 1:53pm replied:

Hm, you could try downloading the source SDK base 2007

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Urby Aug 1 2011, 7:17am says:

There is a lot of positive feedback here so I might just have to give this a look. One thing I will say before hand is that the mapping needs to be worked on. It is massively lacking in detail for GoldSource standards, let alone the Source engine. :|

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Cakebread Creator
Cakebread Aug 1 2011, 1:48pm replied:

I agree. This is my first mod so my capability in level design has a long way to go. But it was an incredibly grueling experience just putting together what's here, if I had tried to get too fancy I would have completely burnt myself out. I'm just happy the actual story and experience came together the way I envisioned.

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Addicted_Gamer Aug 1 2011, 5:45am says:

This is an amazing game, I haven't completely went over the whole game, but its very VERY good so far.

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Addicted_Gamer Aug 1 2011, 5:48am replied:

Is it okay if I upload the introduction on youtube?
I don't think it would ruin the experience, it would let people a short simple start without spoiling anything

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Cakebread Creator
Cakebread Aug 1 2011, 2:09pm replied:

Sure, go ahead

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toph777 Aug 1 2011, 3:08am says:

ohhh my gosh its amazing! thank you for making it! i had a lot of fun and it made me think a whole bunch. which is what you were going for im pretty sure. 10 out of 10 for sure! to bad people were stupid and giving you bad ratings. its worth so much more

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Cakebread Creator
Cakebread Aug 1 2011, 3:48am replied:

No worries, if the game is good enough then it will reach the right people! Thanks for your kind words, feel free to send me more of your thoughts!

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Stupideye Aug 1 2011, 1:58am says:

Awesome game, the level itself wasn't too pretty though.

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MrChief Aug 1 2011, 12:02am says:

I recommend this as a download to anyone who comes upon this mod. Simply amazing, and the way you have to actually beat the game is... the most creative anything I've ever witnessed. I give this a 10/10 and this mod will surely sit on my "Top HL2 Mods" list. Thank you, developer, for one of the best rides of my life :D

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Cakebread Creator
Cakebread Aug 1 2011, 1:26am replied:

Thank you! I'm really glad you enjoyed it! Feel free to send me your thoughts at if you care to, and of course tell anyone who you think might like the 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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