The Stanley Parable Turns Video Game Storytelling On Its Head

Is it a game? Is it a manifesto? An artsy-fartsy waste of time? A story-within-a-story, an exercise in branching plotlines, meta-humor, and video game commentary? The provocative new Half-Life 2 mod The Stanley Parable is perhaps all of those things. Or maybe none of them. The game and its designer hope only that youll draw your own conclusions.

via The Stanley Parable Turns Video Game Storytelling On Its Head.

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One thought on “The Stanley Parable Turns Video Game Storytelling On Its Head

  1. I really enjoyed this game and I feel like everyone should give it a play-through. The game does an excellent job of blurring the lines between a movie, a novel, a game, and a carefully designed trap in which there is no escape. The shortness of the game really allows the users to play through and experience all of the endings. The in game choices also cause an inner struggle within the player, far greater than any I have ever experienced while playing a game. The Stanley Parable is a true testament to the awesome power that video games can harness as a beautiful and thought provoking method of user interactivity..

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