The Stanley Parable writer’s new game releases this week

The Beginner’s Guide

Normally, what we have here would hardly be worth a post. All we have are a handful of weird screenshots, a barren teaser website, and the following description:

The Beginner‘s Guide is a narrative video game for Mac and PC. It lasts about an hour and a half and has no traditional mechanics, no goals or objectives. Instead, it tells the story of a person struggling to deal with something they do not understand.

Looks like some artsy fartsy indie stuff, I know. But it has me intrigued because it’s the newest project by The Stanley Parable writer Davey Wreden. Knowing just how funny, introspective, and plain smart that was, I can’t help but look forward to this.

That, and I’ve seen the trailer for The Beginner’s Guide. But I can’t show it to you yet! Sorry! It will launch with the game in two days on October 1.

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.