The Beginner’s Guide is a narrative video game from Davey Wreden, the creator of The Stanley Parable. It lasts about an hour and a half and has no traditional mechanics, no goals or objectives. Instead, it tells the story of a person struggling to deal with something they do not understand.
About The Game
If you’re looking for something with substantial gameplay, look away. You’ll find none of that here. If you’re looking for a very enjoyable narrative that’s reasonably more engaging than walking simulators like Dear Esther, and actually makes sense as a game, then you’ve come to the right place.
The Beginner’s Guide is a game from the same person behind the Stanley Parable, but it’s nothing like the Stanley Parable. It’s not a comedy, and you don’t have any choices here. You’re simply following a narrative about 2 people. Davey, the compiler of the game as a whole, and Coda, the mysterious figure behind creating all the games within this compilation.
The entire game is narrated by Davey, re-telling the story of how he knew Coda, and about Coda’s strange games, and what he felt was the meaning behind them. I can’t delve much further into the story without entirely spoiling it, so I’ll stop here, but rest assured, there are quite a few interesting twists and turns the story takes that keep it engaging throughout the games short run time. Oh, yeah, the game’s only around 1 and a half hours long.
The actual gameplay is comprised of moving from place to place, and warping between different area to different area, and either completing minor objectives, or simply making your way through and admiring the surrounding environment. It’s extremely simple, and as long as you have basic competency in typical FPS controls, you should have no issues here. There is no risk of harm in the game, and it is suitable for basically everyone. There is some swearing, but there’s no overly gratuitous violence or whatever.
OS: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10
Processor: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Video card must be 128 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 2.0b
Storage: 4 GB available space
How to Download & Install
click on the blue ‘download now’ button. Now let the download begin and wait for it to finish.
right click the .zip file and click on “Extract the game” To do this you must have WinRAR,
Double click inside the game.exe