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Watch the trailer for The Beginner's Guide, out today from The Stanley Parable creator

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The Beginner's Guide, a new game from the The Stanley Parable developer Davey Wreden, is available today for Mac and Windows PC on Steam and the Humble Store.

To go along with the game's launch is the first trailer, which asks viewers to imagine themselves digging through the files of a stranger's computer. Upon discovering several video games, the narrator then asks the viewer to consider what they know about this person — are they happy? What is comfortable for them? Are they lonely?

"Take all of these images, hold them in your mind, and now try to imagine — without ever having met this person — who they are," the narrator instructs. "Ok, let's do it. Let's find out if you're right."

The Beginner's Guide is self-described as a narrative game that "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."

Wreden announced the game earlier this week. For more on his previous title, created under the Galactic Cafe banner with William Pugh, check out our review.

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