‘Well, Knipe, my boy. Now that it’s finished, I just called you in to tell you I think you’ve done a fine job.’ Adolph Knipe stood still in front of Mr Bohlen’s desk. There seemed to be no enthusiasm in him at all. ‘Aren’t you pleased?’ ‘Oh yes, Mr Bohlen.’ ‘Did you see what the papers said this morning?’ ‘No, sir, I didn’t.’ The man behind the desk pulled a folded newspaper towards him, and began to read: ‘The building of the great automatic computing engine, ordered by the government some time ago, is now complete. It is probably the fastest electronic calculating machine in the world today. Its function is to satisfy the ever-increasing need of science, industry, and administration for rapid mathematical calculation which, in the past, by traditional methods, would have been physically impossible, or would have required more time than the problems justified. The speed with which the new engine works, said Mr John Bohlen, head of the firm of electrical engineers mainly responsible for its construction, may be grasped by the fact that it can provide the correct answer in five seconds to a problem that would occupy a mathematician for a month. In three minutes, it can produce a calculation that by hand (if it were possible) would fill half a million sheets of foolscap paper. The automatic computing engine uses pulses of electricity, generated at the rate of a million a second, to solve all calculations that resolve themselves into addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. For practical purposes there is no limit to what it can do …’



The Stanley Parable Demo and Release Date!

It’s finally here!
The Stanley Parable will launch on October 17!!

(holy crap am I reading that correctly?)

So here’s what it means: Today we have launched a demo for the Stanley Parable. The demo is a completely spoiler-free experience meant simply to help you understand the style and tone of the full game without giving away any of its secrets. It is free and you can play it right this minute on the game’s official Steam store page. WE HOPE YOU LOVE IT! <3

It's the beginning of the end. In one week, this crazy adventure comes to a close. For now let's enjoy a nice, simple demo and reflect on what, if anything, it all means. THANKS EVERYONE FOR ALL OF YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT YOU ARE THE BEST!!!

The final door awaits…

October 10, 2013 by Shane Sweeney 53 comments

53 comments. Add yours!

  1. Michał 2 years ago Reply

    I dont even know what to write here. Becouse to write that I’m happy is to write nothnig. I just can’t wait to have my internal organs touched several times by this peace of art.

  2. Emily 2 years ago Reply

    I just played the demo. Holy crap, this game seems amazing. I hope it’s everything I’ve now dreamed it can be :’) Such great work, guys!

  3. Mike 2 years ago Reply

    I started pushing the 8 button 20 minutes ago, and have yet to stop, except to post this comment. Back to pushing 8.

  4. Psy-Q 2 years ago Reply

    Will there be a GNU/Linux version as well?

    • Michał 2 years ago Reply

      I think 8 is a good answer to that question.

    • Gran PC 2 years ago Reply

      Yeah, I’ll be working on that eventually. Probably after the portal 2 linux port, but might start sooner if I have loads of time.

  5. theblakhole 2 years ago Reply

    Oh man. So can’t wait for this game. Played the demo and enjoyed it a lot. I can’t wait for this amazing game. And it coming out on the same day as my birthday. I know how I’m going to spend that afternoon.

  6. nmalinoski 2 years ago Reply

    Is Steam going to be the only storefront that will carry the game? Any chance of selling it directly using the Humble Store?

    • ThePaSch 2 years ago Reply

      Steam achievements are a big part of the game and are parodied often. It’d lose a couple of extremely funny lines, so I don’t think a non-Steamworks version will be released any time soon.

  7. Rogi 2 years ago Reply

    Will the game support Oculus Rift? It seems perfect for it.

  8. Patacorow 2 years ago Reply

    Best demo to any game I’ve ever played a demo of, ever.
    I can’t wait for the 17th, I’ve been waiting for this game for ages!

  9. Firat 2 years ago Reply

    Are you gonna make any announcements on pricing? A pre-order function or atleast some info on how much it costs would be nice.

  10. Eight 2 years ago Reply

    Stanley is life. 8 + 8 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 40 characters.

  11. LeviathanXavier 2 years ago Reply

    Where is Raphael’s comment? XD I would like to read it for myself.

  12. Robert H Dylan 2 years ago Reply

    Hello. Just passing to let you know I’ve written a (hopefully) philosophical review of your excellent game (/space) on my blog. Am looking forward to your next project – and as an amateur postmodern internet philosopher, would like to freely offer you any help should you need it. Say “Hi” to Stan for me. Sincerely, Robert H. Dylan

  13. Rekkenh 2 years ago Reply

    Thanks for this great game, Galactic Cafe, but I have one question. Could you please add subtitles like in the first Stanley Parable? Thank you.

  14. patrick 2 years ago Reply

    I am very dissapointed that the game is not for mac or linux after the stanely parable massive lead up i figure out its non compatible I WISH IF POSSIBLE TO BE NOTIFIED IF OR WHEN IT WILL BE FOR MAC THANK you

  15. Sieg 2 years ago Reply

    Guys take a look of this http://kotaku.com/i-refuse-to-let-the-stanley-parable-tell-me-what-to-do-1447696601
    After a few seconds its like hearing Stanley’s voice xD

  16. Mr. Man 2 years ago Reply

    So, I watch the Raphael Trailer of The Stanley Parable and you say you can do anything. LITERALLY ANYTHING. So, suggesting, kicking a squid in the face while driving a mech suit in a solar eclipse on a leap year when the squid is in a plane with a mini gun trying to shoot you, with even more squids in planes bombing you while flying over a land made of lawnchairs with talking cows are sitting on them. That’s probably a long suggestion, but its all I can do. I was actually nervous to write this to see how’d you would respond to this. I would also like to say, this is an amazing game. Played the demo and I was wondering to myself, “Hm… I wonder what the full version would be like.” Sincerely,
    Mr. Man
    P.S. I would like to know, if Stanley, the one we (almost) all know and love, if we could hear him speak.
    once again, Sincerely,
    Mr. Man

  17. Falafel 2 years ago Reply

    You’re a cocksucking Retaker piece of shit. Someone blowing your brains out would be the greatest thing to happen to the world. Shove a shotgun up your ass and kill yourself, you cocksucking motherfucker.

  18. Falafel 2 years ago Reply

    You’re a cocksucking Retaker piece of shit. Someone blowing your brains out would be the greatest thing to happen to the world. Shove a shotgun up your ass and kill yourself, you cocksucking motherfucker.

  19. Falafel 2 years ago Reply

    You pathetic Retaker cocksucking piece of shit.

  20. Falafel 2 years ago Reply

    You pathetic Retaker cocksucking piece of shit.

  21. Falafel 2 years ago Reply

    You pathetic Retaker cocksucking piece of shit.

  22. Falafel 2 years ago Reply

    You pathetic Retaker cocksucking piece of shit.

  23. Falafel 2 years ago Reply

    You pathetic Retaker cocksucking piece of shit.

  24. Falafel 2 years ago Reply

    You pathetic Retaker cocksucking piece of shit.

  25. Falafel 2 years ago Reply

    You pathetic Retaker cocksucking piece of shit.

  26. Falafel 2 years ago Reply

    You pathetic Retaker cocksucking piece of shit.

  27. Paul 2 years ago Reply

    I broke it! I’m playing the steam release and of course I love it. I was on the platform in the mind control room – the one with the camera button, but also with three tables and chairs on one edge. You can walk onto the chair, onto the table and over the edge into the blackness under the mind control screens. Red lights blink all around you, but you’re stuck down there. For a second I thought I was going to get a really snarky death.

    Anyway – love the game!


  28. wolfleben 2 years ago Reply

    I came I saw I played. This game is a perfect example of what gaming can be. Love this game.

  29. Zed 2 years ago Reply

    No option to invert vertical look with a controller. Please sort it out

  30. gith 2 years ago Reply

    Just played the demo through once – bought the game immediately afterwards.

    Hoping to see the “9” game. (I hear it’s highly choice)

  31. A Gentleman 2 years ago Reply

    The only bad thing about The Stanley Parable is the potential secrets that lay hidden long after your done playing. The thought that I missed some of the rich goodness that is this game sometimes keeps me up a bit at night. Anyone else?

  32. Flunkerdunk 2 years ago Reply

    Wow, this game is by far the most unique experience I have witnessed in gaming in YEARS. The narrator is very entertaining and intelligent in guiding you through the game, even if you don’t follow his instructions. The developers of this game are very creative and gifted, no doubt. The narrator is a perfect example of a diplomat, he can manage to insult you, yet you still crave to listen to his every word! The humor in this game is extremely superb and brilliant. This title is very entertaining to watch, let alone play! Love it!

  33. No 2 years ago Reply

    Can’t you devs release any games without this steam business any more? Seriously, the las three times i tried to load (after having paid for) any new games via that cr@p, not only would they not run, but i had to go hunting through my registry on the last occasion to ensure that i’d gotten every last spec of valve’s junk out. it’s just a real shame that so many – not everyone, but a lot of you – seem to think it’s a beneficial and streamlined solution to delivering game content.

    • Markus 2 years ago Reply

      “not only would they not run” is ambiguous. What is your error? did you look for help? did you find any resolution aside from “i give up”?

      It sounds to me like you are someone who is just against steam as a sales platform. That’s fine and entirely valid–you can think however you want. It’s just a real shame that you would come here and complain about a topic that probably has very little to do with the actual developer, and probably more-so to do with your machines setup / hardware specifications

  34. Markus 2 years ago Reply

    I feel like thanking developers for making a game seems kind of silly. You clearly wanted it made, since there was so much time and effort and care put into it. I am just so happy you put forth that effort.

    I have no idea how I never heard of the orignal HL2 mod. I wish I could have supported a project like this from the beginning. But it’s so good to be with you at the end.

    Thanks for choosing the path you did. Developing a game to this level of finality is nothing less than daunting. It was incredibly refreshing to play through the Stanley Parable. It has been one of the most gripping stories (about nothing and about everything) ever told through a game that I have experienced.

  35. barsinibank 2 years ago Reply

    How can one play the game against its creator? …with live audio conncetion to the narator? I want to deconstruct your smarthats.

  36. Lee 2 years ago Reply

    Ok I saw the Worldwide Leaderboards in the game and I figured out that you are the guys who did F.A.T in Minecraft! That was the series made my life complete!

  37. Lance Booth 2 years ago Reply

    Could somebody leave a link to the original hl2 mod? ever since I played the game, I’ve wanted to play the original as well, but I just can’t find it!

  38. Tibi 2 years ago Reply

    i play Demo,amazing ! But i don’ speak english. I need Hungarian subtitle . AND Lot of Hunagarian people buy it ! :)

  39. Moni 2 years ago Reply

    I would like to know where I can buy this game in german language. It is very difficult to play this game in a foreign language in cause of playing on words, indications and so on – this is hard to translate and makes me leave the game.

  40. Moni 2 years ago Reply

    Okay, there are subtitles… but this is not the same… and still I do not understand the target or non-target of this game. It is boring. Go through the rooms and at last out of the house in a kind of park or something and – end. Maybe I am too dopey…

  41. Elliot 2 years ago Reply

    Played the Stanley Parable, loved it. I wonder though, about what could come next, especially with some of the more awesome endings. I found myself wishing that they were expanded a bit more, into a deeper story of how Stanley and the Narrator interact with, mess with, and defy (or not) each other. Now that the general idea is established and points have been made, it could definitely go there in a sequel. Please? 😀

  42. Paul 1 year ago Reply

    Please, add the demo to the full game!!
    I played the demo and I loved it, but it is not playable in Steam again after you bought the full game. I think a solution would be to add the demo to the full game. It could be an option under Extras to start the demo.
    Thanks a lot!

  43. Anne 1 year ago Reply

    I’m relieved to know that some people have created a game with a philosophical and smart driven approach. This game is so addictive and I wish to win the fight against its creator !
    Thanks a lot.

  44. Simon 1 year ago Reply

    Thank you for the awesome game Galactic Cafe! It is truly one of a kind!

  45. Dr. Warthan 1 year ago Reply

    I love the game. I love the demo. I wish there was more.

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