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An omnipotent narrator tries to tell a story about Stanley, a silent office worker who one day discovers that everyone but him has disappeared from the office building. If Stanley tries to disobey the narrator, interesting things happen.


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Cast overview:
Kevan Brighting Kevan Brighting ... The Narrator / 'Choice Video' narrator (voice)
Lesley Staples ... Second Narrator (voice)
Aviva Pinchas Aviva Pinchas ... Stanley's Wife / Phone Recording (voice)
Jenny Kuglin Jenny Kuglin ... Demo Receptionist (voice)


The Stanley parable is about an office worker named Stanley notices all of his co-workers are gone while a narrator tells what Stanley is supposed to do but if Stanley disobeyed then Stanley will find himself in a weirder story than the original almost 100s of different story's almost 100s of different choices I've 100s of different endings its not parable its crazy

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This is the Story of a man named Stanley.


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17 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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The Stanley Parable contains 18 different endings See more »


Choice Video Narrator: If you find yourself speaking with a person who does not sense, in all likelihood, that person is not real. Allow the person to finish their thought, then provide an excuse why you cannot continue talking. Turn to a partner and practice saying, "My goodness! Is it 4:30? I am supposed to be having a back, sack, and crack!"
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Quirky, Smart and absolutely Hilarious
21 December 2013 | by bilalsyed_786See all my reviews

This is not a game, don't go in expecting copious amounts of balls to the walls action. Instead this is more of an interactive mockumentary about video games ad everyday life. The narrator does an exceptional job of hooking you in and rarely gets boring or repetitive, he is a lot like GladOs from the portal games. Your objective is to either do what you are instructed to or disobey the narrator to try and create your own destiny. The brilliance of the team behind it makes sure each decision or move you make plays out differently and that is the beauty of Stanley Parable. If you wanted to play something that will make you laugh and smile while being true to its form pick up the Stanley parable I guarantee you won't regret it.

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