AnatomyVideo Series

The Stanley Parable and the Illusion of Choice, Part 1 – Anatomy


In this episode of Anatomy, JM8 delves into the manipulative game design of The Stanley Parable and why its release angered a lot of developers — this is part 1 of a trilogy of videos examining the illusion of choice.

About the author

JM8 joined the Escapist in late 2021 where he brought his formerly known as “Anatomy” series to the site, eventually rebranding the series into “Design Delve”. Design Delve is a show with an aim to educate gamers in the ways of game development in an easily digestible and fun way. Alongside this JM8 is responsible for a lot of the animations you see in “Adventure is Nigh” and all of its sound design whilst also working closely with the team on The Escapist documentaries. Outside of The Escapist, JM8 also works as a Game Design lecturer at a university in the South West of England and a level and sound designer for “The Bog'' which is currently in development by Nightmire Studios. His favorite game is Beyond Good & Evil