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The Stanley Parable designer debuts 'weird puzzle game' with playable teaser

William Pugh, co-designer of The Stanley Parable, is back in the business of making quirky puzzle adventures. Pugh's new studio Crows Crows Crows is showing off its unnamed first game with an interactive teaser on its website.

Clicking on a file folder marked A.807 on the studio's homepage leads to a series of correspondences and other documents from a case probing a series of "Peculiar Disappearances Across Europe." You can go through the list of contents and browse five of the six options labeled, with the final item on the list leading to an unmarked letter and, finally, a curious error message which requires some extra sleuthing to get past.

The teaser works as a tiny detective story-meets-text adventure in its own right, albeit one that creates more questions than answers. Whether Crows Crows Crows' puzzler will play similarly to this or more like the first-person, graphics-based Stanley Parable is still unclear.

Alongside this mysterious upcoming title with Crows Crows Crows, Pugh might have a virtual reality game in the works. Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland recently named Pugh as one of the developers he's teaming up with for his first VR game.

The Stanley Parable creator and Pugh's collaborator, Davey Wreden, just released his own successor to the pair's debut title. The Beginner's Guide hit Mac and Windows PC on Oct. 1. You can check out our impressions of the game, as well as watch a trailer for it.