27 August 2011

The Stanley Parable

Gaming Genres: Visual Novel
Story Genres: Science Fiction
Graphical Styles: 3D, Realism, High Resolution
Platforms: Windows, MAC OSX
Pricing Model: Free
Developer(s): Cakebread
Publisher(s): Cakebread
Initial Release Date: July 24, 2011
Website(s): ModDB Entry
The Stanley Parable is an experimental narrative-driven first person game. It is an exploration of choice, freedom, storytelling and reality, all examined through the lens of what it means to play a video game.

No genres really fit this unique interactive film style game; But if I had to pick, it is quite similar to visual novels in gameplay, but instead of reading the entire story is narrated.

It is simply a fantastic game, perfectly realised, and greatly enjoyable.

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Indieness: Quintessentially Indie
Play?: Must Play

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