Since we first announced The The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, we have been working tirelessly to understand what made the original so beloved a game.
Let us take you on a trip through our process.
This is the classic version of The Stanley Parable, released in 2013 into the harsh confines of WindowsXP/Vista/7/8/10 and Mac OS X 10.8 or higher…
…and this is what we originally thought the The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe should look like (as of spring 2019):
We have been extremely excited to share our process with you. We know that it's complex and that only seasoned video game developers will likely understand the perilous path we've had to go down to arrive at this heavenly beacon of a destination.
However, after witnessing the raw graphical power on display at this year’s EEE (often referred to as “E3”) we realised The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe needed to become something more. It needed to become…
We are the first video game studio to innovate the medium of “““games””” to this extent. Our vast expansion of The Stanley Parable has now transcended digital space into actual living goose flesh.
That’s her. No, she’s not an Untitled Goose Game. Her name is The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe; she’s six years of age, has multiple new endings, and her favourite afternoon snack is a large bowl of green peas.
Some time soon (but not overly soon, let’s be real) we will release The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe into a local town. Her honks will speak louder than any traditional game ever could. We’re looking forward to getting her off our hands actually, as she is really quite aggressive when you don’t put out the peas dead on time. Ah wait, she’s out of her enclosure again – oh god, oh god, oh this is, OH – OH –
If you are unhappy with our current direction please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org where you can ask us to remove the goose from the game.
Do you remember the triumphant, innovative and unprecedented incidence of The Crows Crows Crows Community Museum (Working Title)?
It is to be a nightclub named “The Club (Working Title)”. You see, when the museum was opened by Sir Jeremy Foster Thwopsworth Bartleby of Bartleby Park, there was a great surge of interest. Exhibits were created by the people of the Crows Crows Crows Community in multitudes. The reviews were exceptional, visitors from all over the known world came to admire your creations, and the city council considered the CCCCM(WT) the town’s crown jewel. Even the building was exceptional, being named one of the top 3 buildings ever built. But in the 21st century, in this world of instant gratification, Amazon Prime, next day delivery, and shrieking “I want it NOOOOW!!!”, people, like locusts, merely consume and move on. Such was the museum’s fate. It was hot. Now it’s not.
But the city council are not prepared to let their pride and joy fade to nothing. So it was decided that an extension would be made to incorporate an institution that would appeal to a whole new audience. An audience that won’t get bored. This was a great puzzle. How do you keep 21st century people’s attention?
And then one day, while we were jamming out in our sound booth, we realised…
Fashions come and go, trends live and die, but one thing remains constant - bangers. In the 16th century, people loved Greensleeves. In the 19th century, people loved Beethoven’s 9th symphony. In the 20th, people liked Phil Collins. Music evolves and changes, songs come and go, but the raw, Platonic form of “the banger” remains timeless, eternal. And it is this form that we celebrate now.
So how do YOU fit in to this unfolding saga of public buildings? Why are we, @HonestWilliam#3075 and @Joe#2067, bothering you with this? What do you care? Give me one good reason why you shouldn’t turn this ship around right now and take us right the way back to harbour.
Verily, there are many good reasons.
First of all - and bear with us here - allow us to present the "The Club Sample Pack" - a whole pile of face melting samples that can be used to create only the finest quality musics.
So, this sample pack was born and raised in the Crows Crows Crows booth, and when it reached maturity, we branded it with the Crows Crows Crows stamp of approval. And now, finally, we release it to the public. It spreads its wings and leaves the nest, soaring gracefully away, as we, the proud parents, dab our shining eyes and wave farewell to our grown up child, of whom we are so proud.
“CAAAA!! CAAAA!!!” we cry lovingly, our voices cracking with emotion, as our grown up child flies away westward unto the setting sun.
But listen, folks. We’re not Santa flamin’ Christmas, alright? We’re not just throwing you a bone here – we scratch your back, you scratch ours, catch our drift? Sure, you have a nice sample pack to play with now…
But you have homework too.
It is crucial to our current operation that you, our DISCORD COMMUNITY, create fresh, organic tracks of music using NOTHING BUT the "The Club Sample Pack". Because a club is not a club without bangers blazing out of the sound system from set to rise, and this sample pack contains all the ingredients necessary to make the best darned bangers that it is possible make.
Don’t like making bangers? DON’T ACTUALLY WORRY ABOUT THAT. Because this club, just like most other clubs, desperately needs attendees! And if you’re the sort of person who fancies themselves some kind of deity crafting living beings from the primordial digital clay, then you can do that too! Get yourself on photoshop or whatever your editor of choice is, and craft to your heart’s content.
And here’s the thing.
Banger, character, whatever you pick, there are RULES.
Congratulations! You now have everything you need to proceed.
Remember, to compose these hot tracks is absolutely essential to our plan. We can’t contain and train The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe if we’re distracted making music for The Club - it’s a goose now, remember, it’s a goose. You must do this so that we may focus on what is also important. We are a studio that engages with our community. Never forget that. Tell others that.
So, do you feel nice and engaged with?
See you on the dance floor!
– Crows Crows Crows