The Corridor Trailer Gives Off Stanley Parable Vibes

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The Corridor Trailer Gives Off Stanley Parable Vibes

November 11, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams

More Info About This Game
Developer
Thomas Mackinnon
Publisher
Thomas Mackinnon
Platforms
PC
Release Date
December 4, 2020 (Calendar)
Genre
Adventure, Indie
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The Corridor trailer has been released as an interactive experience and it gives off some serious The Stanley Parable vibes in the best of ways.

In The Corridor, players will get to enjoy a 20–30-minute experience that explores the relationship between the player and the game. The game's title is quite literal — players are dropped into a relatively featureless corridor with a door on one end and a button on a pedestal on the opposite end. It's a simple formula, but looks like it will make for an interesting experience from what I've seen thus far.

The Corridor Trailer slice

What's The Corridor Trailer All About?

The Corridor trailer is not really a "trailer" per se; rather, it's an interactive demo that runs through a web page. It certainly hits many of the same beats as a trailer by showing you a quick introduction, some gameplay, and a "review," but it plays with those tropes just as it plays with the idea of what a trailer is.

 
 

You walk down a corridor. That's it. That's literally it. Don't expect anything more than that, because there isn't! Probably.

As with games like The Stanley Parable and Antichamber, it seems keen on bending the rules of gaming in interesting ways — so much so that I'm not keen on spoiling anything substantial about the trailer.

The trailer was revealed earlier today via a tweet from the game's developer Thomas Mackinnon. It's certainly worth taking a few minutes to check it out — you can experience The Corridor Trailer at thecorridorthegamethetrailer.com.

When Is The Corridor Release Date?

The Corridor release date is "sometime soonish, probably." That's literally what it says on the game's Steam Store page, so that's what I'm going with. It's possible that the game could release before the end of the year, but nothing is certain until there's an official announcement.

That aside, the only other tangible information we have is the system requirements of "you need a computer i think," which is about as straightforward as it gets. For now, you can add The Corridor to your wishlist on Steam.

What do you think of The Corridor? What's your favorite game that plays with player expectations and manipulates the game world? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!

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