The Stanley Parable is almost ready to play – but are you ready for it?
The Stanley Parable was originally a 2011 mod for Half Life 2. It quickly attracted attention due to its masterful deconstruction of video game stories – though if you want to know any more about it, you’re probably better off downloading the mod to try it for yourself. It was enough of a success that a new and improved version is being developed as a sequel/expansion: the “HD Remix“. A new trailer (of sorts) was just released starring YouTube Let’s Player ChilledChaos, and… well, just have a look.
It’s difficult to talk about The Stanley Parable without ruining the experience, and the game’s developer Davey Wreden is acutely aware of that fact. Information on the new game has been sparse at best, though he has mentioned that the new and improved version will feature roughly three times as much content as the Source mod. And of course, we know that Kevan Brighting will be returning to provide the honeyed voice of the Narrator and keep Stanley company in his surreal quest.
Wreden recently announced an October 2013 release date for the remake-sequel thing, putting its launch only weeks away. If you’re curious you can find plenty of screenshots and misinformation over on the game’s Steam Greenlight page. Aside from that, you should probably spend the coming weeks building up your self-esteem: if the Narrator’s twisted demeanor hasn’t improved in the past two years, you’ll need it.
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