On October 17, 2013, the farcical indie adventure The Stanley Parable was released on Steam. It includes an achievement called "Go Outside," which requires the game not to be played for five years. Today is October 17, 2018. Achievement unlocked?
There are ways to achieve time-based achievements. For example, one could easily earn The Stanley Parable s "Commitment" achievement, which requires playing the game for a whole Tuesday by fiddling with the clock of their computer. Similarly, unscrupulous or enterprising players, depending on their point of view, can earn "Go Outside" by convincing their computer that they are five years in the future. That would explain why 7.4 percent of the players have reached what was previously unreachable.
But today marks the day when such deception is no longer necessary. If a player bought the Stanley Parable on the day it started on Steam, opened it and played around it before closing it again, never to play again, then they have a very smart one Game missed. Even if they start this very clever game today, they will be among the first to legally reach "Go Outside". Game Creator Davey Wreden says that .
And, like our management editor Riley MacLeod, you should not remember the last day you played The Stanley Parable and be afraid to open the game and reset the timer Have a nice day.