THE STANLEY PARABLE

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe Asks How Far We’ve Come Since the Original

When The Stanley Parable released in 2013, it caught mainstream attention for its dense narrative examining the nature of free will and decision making in video games. While it wasn’t the first to take a meta spin on the medium’s typical conventions, it gained notoriety and critical acclaim for its…

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From Max Payne to Zeus: How Narration in Games Helps Developers Get Creative

It’s a concept as old as stories, but in games, you can mostly trace the use of a narrator back to a trio of indies released around the start of the last decade. In 2011’s Bastion, you were a little guy running around as your actions were described by a…

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