You Need to Play the Stanley Parable. Now.

on August 16, 2011 8:00 PM

There’s a new Source mod circulating the Interwebs getting some decent attention, and for a good reason. The Stanley Parable is a narrative-driven Half-Life 2 mod that’s a little creepy, a little obtuse, and completely clever.

I really don’t want to spoil anything about this one; I went into it blind without any idea of what was going on, and while I’m still early in, the amazingly acted voiceover is eerily effective in increasing your desire to find out what the bloody hell is going on. Check out the trailer after the jump, or just download it for free here (you don’t need Half Life 2 to play it, fyi).

 /  Staff Writer (Weekends)
Allen is an utter whore of a gamer; he's completely open-minded to all games, be they AAA blockbusters or $5 casual children's games. His focus is on indie games specifically, valuing gameplay and ingenuity over sparkly visuals and ridiculous gimmicks. When he's not geeking out over the newest art game, he's out toning his sexy, sculpted shoulders while surfing epic 1.5ft waves, or having a good time with local, high-gravity microbrews.