The Stanley Parable has sold over 1 million units

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The Stanley Parable

It says a lot about the good health of games when The Stanley Parable, a strange narrative-driven adventure with origins in the modding community, can sell over 1 million copies. Developer Davey Wreden revealed the sales figure on Twitter earlier this week. "A few years ago no one had any idea who I was," he wrote. "Today The Stanley Parable has sold a million copies. Thank you."

The last we heard of the game's sales progress, it had shifted 100,000 units in its first week. PC Gamer's Phil Savage described it as "effortlessly inventive, frequently surprising and consistently hilarious" upon release, later naming it as his game of the year.

Originally a Source Engine mod, The Stanley Parable released as a standalone title on Steam in 2013.

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.