This game is unlike most games you see now on the market. You start off playing as a man named Stanley. Worker 427 for his company. All day long Stanley sits at a computer pushing buttons... He's given orders by his superiors and then pushes buttons on his keyboard. But one day he comes to work. Sits down at his desk and isn't given an order after being at work for an hour. So Stanley decides to venture around his office and finds out all of his co-workers are missing.
Guided by a Narrarator that tells you what to do, Stanley ventures to his Boss's Office in order to figure out whats going on. Along the way Stanley is given choices by the Narrarator to either go the pathway he tells him to go, thus finishing the main story, or choosing to go his own way. Which can lead to alot of wacky and crazy twists and turns in the story.
This game is based off of the Source Engine. This game is all about exploration through this wacky made up office world made by the Narrarator himself. Depending on your choices, you can end up from some of the most awesome places to getting a bomb off in your face. All depends on your choice. This game is all about exploration and the element of choice. Your choice vastly changes how the storyarc, game and world changes around your character.
It's quite clever really. Makes this games replayability really high. There are like an endless amount of possible endings that you could find if you just search around. It's pretty awesome. For such a small game it really does keep the player coming back and make them want to explore more. The graphics aren't quite bad at all as well. Being it's the aging Source Engine, these guys did a great job. The Stanley Parable is now available on Steam for $11.99