The Stanley Parable
Galactic Cafe / Davey Wreden – 2011 / 2013 / 2022
Stanley wakes up in his office. All his colleagues have vanished and a male narrator describes what his future actions will be.
However, the player, guiding Stanley, and the narrator tussle for control over the course the narrative will take. Stanley encounters forks in the path or other situations where a choice is necessary and where the narrator suggests a direction. The player decides whether to go along with the narrator’s suggestion or work against his narrative and take a new direction.
Davey Wreden developed »The Stanley Parable« 2011 as a modification of the first-person shooter »Half-Life 2«. In 2013, an independent version with 18 possible story endings was released.
Material / Technique
Let's Play "The Stanley Parable" für "GLOBALE: Global Games" im ZKM
24:45 Min. (german)
GDC: The Stanley Parable A Negotiation Expressive Choice Reality Time The Stanley Parable
16:25 Min. (english)
Behind the scenes with The Stanley Parable
in Gamasutra, Mike Ross, 17 October, 2013 (english)