A game about (your) death
February 11, 2012 12:02 AM   Subscribe

Help me find the name of that brief interactive “game” where the narrator (speaking aloud, British I think) describes the actions of the player, marching us toward our inevitable demise… until we decide to disobey his narrative.

It’s a philosophical construct, but is rendered much like a game: first person perspective, exploring a series of corridors, offices and doorways. The entire experience is about 20 minutes, and ends with the death of the player. And Google is completely failing me!

No, it isn’t “Limbo” or “The End” or any of the others you find when you search for “game about death.” It’s not really a proper game. It’s a statement about gaming. And I guess it’s so esoteric that it’s impossible to search for. But it was so popular not so long ago! Mental.
posted by scamper to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I believe you're talking about The Stanley Parable.
posted by TimeDoctor at 12:13 AM on February 11, 2012 [5 favorites]

Thank you, Doctor.
posted by scamper at 1:01 AM on February 11, 2012

There's a similar game called Passage.
posted by Happy Dave at 3:37 AM on February 11, 2012

Also in this vein are Depict1 (flash version) and Loved.
posted by zsazsa at 11:36 AM on February 11, 2012

That was very neat. Thanks for this!
posted by pahalial at 12:58 PM on February 11, 2012

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