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The Beginner's Guide

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Available on:PCOct 1, 2015

Developer: Everything Unlimited

Genres: Art, Adventure

The Beginner's Guide is a narrative video game from Davey Wreden, the creator of The Stanley Parable. 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.

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The second game from the creator of The Stanley Parable is an intensely personal character study and one of the most daring games in years.

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The Beginner's Guide poses a number of academic questions around the nature of choice, interactivity, and creativity. While it offers no firm answers, it's one of the most thought-provoking and ultimately disarming interactive experiences I've had all year, and one I won't easily shake off.

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A peculiar experience that's personal, sincere, and full of questions to unpack, though it asks them far too bluntly.

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Filling your head with questions that have no easy answers, The Beginner's Guide is confusing, thought-provoking, and unlike anything you've ever played.

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