Genre | Demo, First Person Adventure/Interactive Fiction, and Art
Developer | Galactic Cafe
Platforms | PC, OSX
Website | http://www.stanleyparable.com/
Editor’s Note: This is a review of the video game “The Stanley Parable Demo.” This is not a review of the demo for The Stanley Parable. To read a review of the demo for The Stanley Parable, click here.
The Stanley Parable Demo is a demo for the eponymous game The Stanley Parable. In The Stanley Parable Demo, the player learns what kind of game The Stanley Parable so that the player can judge whether The Stanley Parable is a game that they wish to purchase and play.
In The Stanley Parable Demo the player controls a character from a first person point of view. The player navigates various areas while listening to narration from a narrator who describes the demo for The Stanley Parable and gives insight into the demo and the process behind its creation.
The graphics in The Stanley Parable Demo are realistic in style. They depict a waiting room, a room with green wallpaper, and other locations. The sounds in The Stanley Parable Demo consist of the player’s footsteps, the narrator talking, and other sounds. The music The Stanley Parable Demo includes fanfare, dance music, and music designed to aid the player in introspection.
In The Stanley Parable Demo the player plays a demo of The Stanley Parable (reviewed at this link). This demo and the sections of the game that are not part of the demo are discussed by the narrator in a way that draws a distinction between the two. The player is not required to act differently in the demo and in the game itself.