The Stanley Parable’s packaging is an instant classic

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The Stanley Parable came out almost two years ago, but it’s finally getting a boxed version fit for retail shelves. IndieBox is an outfit that specializes in taking independent games that typically don’t get a physical release, and packaging them for collectors to appreciate on their desktop. The titles get pressed onto discs and placed into an honest-to-goodness cardboard box with trinkets like we used to get back when stores carried PC games. We took the heady days of printed instructions and souvenir mouse pads for granted, but the IndieBox package for The Stanley Parable is an exquisite throwback to the kind of bland office productivity software appropriate for this game. There’s even a tie in the box, so you can roleplay as a cubicle drone.