Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MIDI Week Single: Following Stanley - The Stanley Parable (PC)

Good Wednesday everyone.  Apologies for the lack of a MWS last week, see my Friday post for hilarity and excuses galore!

Today I wanted to share a gem of a song from a gem of a game.

"Following Stanley" from The Stanley Parable. PC Game, 2013.
Game Developer: Davey Wreden (Half-Life 2 mod) / Galactic Cafe (remake)
Music Composed by: Blake Robinson

There have been only a few times in my life that I have burst out loud laughing because of a music cue.  When this song came up while playing The Stanley Parable, I couldn't help but giggle quietly to myself.  The music is so perfect for what's happening in the game at the time that music kicks in.  Then when the semi-choir comes in with their "Buh-bup-puda-da-duh" bit, that's when the laughing took over full force.

I find this track in particular, when compared to the rest of the music on the album, to have a driving melody.  I don't know if I could stand still for longer than a second in the game while this music plays.  I'd give it a go, but I'm trying for the "Go Outside" achievement so that means I can't play the game for another 1598 days.  I do have the original mod for Half-Life 2, but I've only dabbled in that and I haven't tried to figure out if that music is in there.  Now if I could only remember how to get the "Following Stanely"  bit to come up.



  1. Ah yes, one of the most memorable moments in a game full of memorable moments. I miss seeing the Adventure Line when listening to this silly and exuberant song.

  2. omg, this song is so great as a morning get-up-and-go song! Also fun to sing to silly dogs.