The Stanley Parable is a first person adventure game where the player experiences the story of Stanley, an office worker in a boring job who pushes buttons all day at set intervals. One day Stanley realizes that all of his coworkers have disappeared and he sets out to investigate. From there, the player moves through the game listening to narration describing everything they are doing. It is up to the player whether or not they choose to follow the narration or deviate from its path. Whether or not they listen will affect the events of the game. When the player experiences the ending of the game, they can play over again to try different approaches and experience new dialogue and new endings.
The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe edition is the original game from 2013 with new content added including new endings. It is available for purchase on Steam and Nintendo Switch. Due to the nature of the game, it is recommended for children ages 10 and up.
Working Memory: Recalling and retaining information in our minds while working.
In order to experience as many endings of the game as possible, the player needs to have strong working memory skills. There are locations in the game that are only accessible after the player has moved through them on a previous play through. This means that the player needs to remember what was previously inaccessible and weigh this against their current course of action. The player also needs to remember what previous actions they took so as not to repeat the same steps and get the same ending.
Flexibility: Trying something new.
There are many different ways to move through The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe and the player needs to use their flexibility skills and be willing to try something new. Trying new things in the game opens up new dialogue from the narrator, new endings, and new areas to explore. Without flexibility, the player may find themselves repeating the same endings over and over again.
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