Bits of Music from The Stanley Parable explorable through Bandcamp

Jerry on 2013-10-23
The soundtrack to first-person exploration game The Stanley Parable, written by Davey Wreden and William Pugh, is available for purchase through Bandcamp, via two separate albums.

Three tracks by audio programmer Yiannis Ioannides were published in 2013 and appear in the independently developed title by Galactic Cafe, which originated as a freeware mod for Half-Life 2. The sound artist was provided with video footage of the mod, along with basic guidelines. The resulting music tracks, "Truth & Lies," "Control?" and "And Stanley Was Happy," are available for purchase for "name your price." An excerpt is streaming on SoundCloud.



"Bits of Music from The Stanley Parable" by The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra is an eleven-track album, including five unused tracks written in the style of the music score. They include Introducing, Exploring, Informing, Following, Celebrating and Contemplating Stanley themes.

Blake Robinson is based in the United Kingdom and has written music for Portal Knights, in addition to arranging music from classic games, such as Chrono Trigger, Super Metroid and Sonic the Hedgehog. Excerpts from "Bits of Music" are on SoundCloud.


An expanded port, entitled The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is scheduled for release for Windows and consoles in 2021, involving the developer Crows Crows Crows. Ultra Deluxe adds "The Floating World" from Antichamber composer Siddhartha Barnhoorn's solo album Pillars of Light, along with “Who Likes to Party” by Kevin Macleod and “The Elevator Bossa Nova” by Ben Sound.

The digital soundtracks from the original release by Ioannides and Synthetic Orchestra can be purchased through Bandcamp, while the latter is available for streaming on Apple Music.


From the product page:
The Stanley Parable is a first person exploration game. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will follow a story, you will not follow a story. You will have a choice, you will have no choice. The game will end, the game will never end. Contradiction follows contradiction, the rules of how games should work are broken, then broken again. This world was not made for you to understand. But as you explore, slowly, meaning begins to arise, the paradoxes might start to make sense, perhaps you are powerful after all. The game is not here to fight you; it is inviting you to dance.
Bandcamp - The Stanley Parable [Official Sountrack]
(Archival URL [10-23-13] on twitter.com)

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