Walkthrough of The Stanley Parable. Some of you might already be familiar with this game. For those who aren’t, The Stanley Parable is an interactive first person game where you control a guy name Stanley who wanders around his office workplace trying to figure out why things aren’t going the way they usually do, only to find out that he’s actually in this “matrix-like” scenario, in which his everyday life/job isn’t at all what it appears to be.
Gameplay is decision based. You chose to follow what the narrator tells you to do, or go against him and create your own path. Each decision you make, each path you take, creates a new storyline and ending. There are a ton of different endings, but all are about 8 mins long. If you click the youtube link of this video, goto the description, he list all of the possible endings with play times.
This game is packed with a lot of philosophical concepts and problems, such as determinism and freewill, which is why I’m making this post. It’s really thought-provoking because it makes you question the nature of your reality due to the fact of how closely it relates to modern, everyday life. It’s a good mindfuck :) You think your creating your own path, but what does it mean when your path is already laid out and all possible divergence accounted for? This game makes concepts like choice and control seem like illusions.
Man, I wanted to make. Wait… did I make… a thread about Stanley Parable… I know what you mean. It’s a little disappointing though. The idea is really mind opening but the game itself kind of lacks quality. If you definitely take the idea of the game, its profound basis literally “takes you places”. Haha. I wouldn’t recommend playing the game, but having heard of it.