The Stanley Parable demo now available, ahead of full release next week

A demonstration of The Stanley Parable can now be downloaded from Steam. In it, some things happen, followed by other, different things. That's about as specific as I'm going to get, because the nature of those things is that they're better off discovered and experienced by yourself. So go and do that .

What's that? You're still reading this? There's really no need to be - you got all of the relevant information in the first paragraph. At a push, I could embed the excellent Raphael trailer, which gives you an idea of the tone of the demo and, presumably, the final game.

Still need more, you insatiable consumer of ephemera? Well you can always play the original Source SDK mod. That's here .

The Stanley Parable is out October 17th. Which you would have found out for yourself if you'd played the demo .

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.