Posts Tagged ‘William Pugh’

The Temple Of No Is A Free, Funny Game From Co-Creator Of The Stanley Parable

Cancel your evening plans, you have something better to do now, and it involves playing a charming free Twine game. The Temple of No [official site] is a fourth wall-breaking adventure about a woman, bloke or frog journeying forth to find a “map that sees all things that ever have been or will be (but in map form)”. It’s silly and short, written by The Stanley Parable’s William Pugh and has lovely illustrations by Dominik Johann. Plain good fun.

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Wot I Think – Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist

Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist is the new game from the new studio from William Pugh, co-developer of The Stanley Parable. It starts British comedian Simon Amstell, and could arguably be said to maybe possibly feature a grappling hook. It’s free, and out now, and here’s whether it’s worth your precious, precious time.
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William Pugh’s Studio Taking Flight With Heist Game

A little while back William Pugh (who partnered with Davey Wreden on The Stanley Parable), Dominik Johann, Jack de Quidt and Sean O’Dowd formed a studio called Crows Crows Crows and began teasing their first game [official site countdown thinger] via an ARG. For those of you (and by “you” I secretly mean “us”) who have been intrigued by the Crows Crows Crows emails but lacked the time and patience to get anywhere with the ARG , a lovely email has arrived to spell out a bunch more information about the project.

Apparently we are to expect a “sort of heist game” involving the voice of Simon Amstell at around 5pm tomorrow (Friday 4 December). Here’s the relevant bits of the email:

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Crows Crows Crows Kicks Off With An ARG

A couple of days ago William Pugh – one half of the team that brought us The Stanley Parable – teased a new development team, and a new game to be announced soon. It seems he’s not going to be making it easy for anyone, as it’s kicking off with an ARG. About Crows.

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The Magpie Collection: Odd Bundle Replacing Stolen Stuff

Berlin’s A Maze festival is pretty great, so I hear. Unfortunately, as will happen when hordes travel to a big event, a fair few people had stuff nicked this year. Laptops, phones, passports, and so on totalling 17,000€ were yoinked by dastardly scoundrels, so a group of indie folks are trying to raise money to buy replacements for the unfortunate.

People like The Stanley Parable‘s William Pugh and McPixel‘s Sos Sosowski are working on The Magpie Collection, a bundle of ten specially-made games along with art, music, and other stuff. You’ll find it on Indiegogo.

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The Impossible Architecture Of The Stanley Parable

A perfectly normal office

About a year ago I interviewed Davey Wreden and William Pugh about the architecture of The Stanley Parable but never published the article. I’d been thinking about how the game intertwines narration and level design for a while, but it was a gif which finally converted solo pondering into getting the pair on Skype. Here’s what happened when Wreden and Pugh dug into the ideas behind The Stanley Parable’s disorienting and utterly impossible building.

CAUTION: There will be spoilers.

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Davey Wreden & William Pugh: Life After The Stanley Parable

Struggling with success is always a hard sell for empathy. It’s all too easy to dismiss such expressions with an easy, “Oh, you poor rich thing.” But it is, of course, far more complicated than that.

Davey Wreden, co-creator of The Stanley Parable, has already written in detail about how phenomenon of his game has personally affected him, in an eloquent blog post last month. Since the release of The Stanley Parable, and its remarkable success, the lives of both of its creators have been turned upside down. At 25 and 20 years old, Davey Wreden and William Pugh, haven’t had an easy time. I spoke with them about their last six months, how the reaction to the game has affected them and their partnership, and how they’re dealing with it all. And Pugh’s desire to create a rivalry with Steve Gaynor.

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