Stanley Parable Developer Discusses the Game’s New Accessibility Features

The Stanley Parable is one of the most interesting indie games in recent history, and the studio behind the new edition talks about what’s been added.

Those who didn’t play The Stanley Parable when it first released in 2013 have missed a treat, but luckily the Ultra Deluxe edition provides a new opportunity to check it out. As a video game that subverted player expectations, The Stanley Parable‘s meta-narrative storyline, which features the sublime voice-over work of Kevan Brighting as the hilarious narrator, has made it one of the most interesting indie games in recent memory. As well as its success, the latest iteration of Galactic Café’s IP has now been improved with the addition of some modern features.


In a series of posts on Twitter, developer Crows Crows Crows shared that The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe Edition is not just an updated version of the nine-year-old game, but has also been given some accessibility options. With one of the tweets saying that the team is dedicated to making sure it can be enjoyed as many people as possible, some of the implemented features include the ability to change font size, add floating labels, and turn on trigger warnings for moments that deal with trauma. There’s also the option to adjust individual volumes for sound effects, music, and narration.

There’s also a point in the story in which the player is told to choose a door with a particular color. These new accessibility features allow those with color-related vision impairments to have the doors labelled. There are a lot of modern games that are now implementing accessibility options, such as World of Warcraft, Gears 5, and The Last of Us 2. To people who may not otherwise be able to play comfortably for various reasons, the accessibility additions give certain quality-of-life features that make it possible to enjoy games without hindrance.

As one of the most influential indie games, Crow Crow Crow’s The Stanley Parable is an amusing take on player choice that comes bundled with multiple endings, some of which can seem completely unexpected. For that reason, it would be a shame to not add much more inclusive options so that more gamers can experience the story.

The fact that there are modders demaking The Stanley Parable in things like the Quake and Half-Life engine shows the impact that it’s had on the indie world. The dark humor of the game, as well as its fourth wall breaking antics, have made it such a success over the years, and it’s good to see that more people will get to play it.

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe Edition is playable on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Source: PC Gamer

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