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The Stanley Parable is an experimental narrative-driven first person game.

Posted by Henley on Aug 4th, 2011

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!


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DarkPivot Aug 4 2011 says:

Everyone go play this now if you haven't. It's a masterpiece.

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S1lver94 Aug 4 2011 says:

I love this mod :)

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KEEP_IT_UP! Aug 4 2011 says:

will check that out at the weekend, trailer looks good, great voice acting :)

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InvertedVantage Aug 4 2011 says:

Wow. Loved it.

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BlueWolf72 Aug 4 2011 says:

Love this. Expect us to talk about this mod on and on my site with a review soon

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Katana_ Aug 4 2011 says:

"You will play a game you cannot win."

...Gee, thanks. I just lost the game.

Curse you. ;-;

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smurfton Aug 4 2011 says:

I took the red door the first time. The narrator started scaring me more than a little...

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Stupideye Aug 4 2011 says:

**** Cakebread, your mod is all over the place now. Congrats.

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Cakebread Aug 5 2011 replied:

haha crazy mang

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DarkPivot Aug 5 2011 says:

I think your mod is slowly becoming one of the most popular. (It deserves it)

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Scorpion1O1 Aug 5 2011 says:

Beautiful, I have paid full priced games with less character, wit and personality than this excellent mod, well done.

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Scorpion1O1 Aug 5 2011 says:

I wonder how others played. The order—to be specific.

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Metalspy Aug 6 2011 replied:

I could list my order but that would probably be a little spoilerish to the people that haven't played them yet.

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BirthNight Aug 5 2011 says:

Is this updated since 1.2?

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rellik_pt Aug 5 2011 says:

short mod but unique narrator is briliant

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rellik_pt Aug 5 2011 says:

oh btw mod of the year so far for me

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Terminator2906 Aug 5 2011 says:

its a bit short but the story is amazing it is one of the best mods i have ever played

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baysid3 Aug 5 2011 says:

first bastion now this? narration gaming FTW!

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Typhonarick Aug 5 2011 says:

is it full game ?

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BeardedBrotha86 Aug 5 2011 says:

This is very good! Love it, actually. Is it merely a test, or an experiment to test out methods for a lager mod?

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Some-Dingus Aug 5 2011 says:

Even though the mapping is pretty poor good anyway.

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xalener Aug 12 2011 replied:

I figured that was kinda the point.

If a this mod were nothing but beautiful polished maps, the narration would totally loose all of it's impact and purpose.

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Hero_Swe Aug 5 2011 says:

Do you mind releasing a full soundtrack listing? Amazing mod and the music certainly helped set the mood. The narrator was also spot on.

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JMAN1156 Aug 6 2011 says:

So cool, Narrator was great, wish it was longer though, maybe a second one? Could use a little bit of polish in some parts

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BenQ3000 Aug 7 2011 says:

Stanley... is shitloads of things.

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Skylar15 Aug 7 2011 says:

Then Stanley decided to make a mod.

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DarkMajor21 Aug 7 2011 says:

Okay i have the SDK so how do i play this?

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feather240 Aug 8 2011 says:

That was really good.

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DrHojo123 Aug 8 2011 says:

have you met stanley...he's real nice

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DarkMajor21 Aug 8 2011 says:

Since the Source SDK was released does that mean that you can play any source mods?

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Cyberpresident_CORE Aug 8 2011 says:

Well , I couldnt tell who is actualy playing.
If the player is playing the mod.
Or if the mod is playing with the player.

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InFiNiGhTe Aug 9 2011 says:

Fantastic mod, i loved to annoy the commentator! XD

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DaveW Aug 9 2011 says:

I freaking love mods like this. Wish there were more like them, well done to you sir.

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tomaspesce Aug 10 2011 says:

sorry my stupid question but, i need to have half life 2 previously installed? and it have to be original?

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djpc820 Aug 11 2011 says:

Wow, very funny and interesting mod.
Thank you for this MOD :)
Please continue this, will be this a series?

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SpaceRanger Aug 12 2011 says:

A++ would play again.

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cryptoarbiter Aug 13 2011 says:

Unless The mortewood plaza comes out this year, This will be my vote for mod of the year.

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dci260 Aug 16 2011 says:

Great game! It reminded me of Portal, in a sense.

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Purgatoris Aug 17 2011 says:

Wow, this mod is a masterpiece!
Loved playing through all endings,
and the narrator was magnificent.

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