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‘The Stanley Parable’: Players in search of a game

If you are the kind of person who likes hyperkinetic postmodern fiction, artsy indie games, or both, you will almost certainly enjoy “The Stanley Parable” by Galactic Cafe, a recently released expanded, standalone version of a mod for Valve’s Source engine that originally came out in 2011.

You should also read as little about it as possible — this column included — before playing it. Some spoilers lie ahead, and my enjoyment of the game was certainly enhanced by the fact that I had no idea what the hell I was getting into before I booted it up for the first time.

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