Friday Games: The Stanley Parable
This Friday we’ll be playing The Stanley Parable, the latest remake of a 2011 mod that takes a wry look at game interactions, stories, choice and the illusions behind them. (So maybe it’s all magic!)
Expertly voiced by British actor Kevan Brighting and developed by Davey Wreden and William Pugh (a.k.a. Galactic Cafe), the game makes visible the narrative leash that restricts players through most story-driven game narrative, but then lovingly considers all the myriad and wonderful forms in which those leashes can manifest. We will be playing both the demo and the game itself, which are actually separate experiences but thematically linked.