This week, The Stanley Parable is free on the Epic Games Store. We made this move even though it provided no direct or tangible benefit to us, the developers. That’s right, it was done purely out of the goodness of our hearts because we are kind and altruistic people, and all we want is to make consumers happy, no matter the cost to us personally.
It’s unprecedented for a game to just be given away for free like this, so please be sure to tell all your friends about it so that they don’t miss out on this history-making event. I don’t know what wikipedia page collects data about “most generous development studios in history,” or something along those lines, but if you happen to know where we can find that page please forward it along so that we can add ourselves to it.
Oh wait, hm. Okay, The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is still coming out later this year, and that one is DEFINITELY going to cost money, so like, just promise us that you won’t get so sick of playing the original Stanley Parable that you decide to pass on Ultra Deluxe. Maybe just play a few endings of the original in order to get yourself nice and excited for Ultra Deluxe?? Look, you can do this in whatever order you want, that’s your right as the consumer. All we’re asking is that you find space in your heart for both this free Stanley Parable and the definitively NON-free Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe. Hey, after how selfless and generous we were with the free version, I think you owe us something.
(Also, I just want to note that this EGS deal has no impact on the release of Ultra Deluxe, and does not in any way impact Ultra Deluxe’s launch plans and platforms. We’ll announce that closer to release.)
In between taking time to volunteer at the animal shelter and going in to read children’s books to orphans, we are still working hard on The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, and we are excited to share more with you about that later in the year. We hope you are all having a lovely spring, and please take time to remember our motto: BE UNREASONABLY ALTRUISTIC TO ONE ANOTHER!
And also please send along that wikipedia link if you find it.