|“||This is far more open-ended than I had in mind. I'm looking for something more narrow and linear, something that makes you feel utterly irrelevant. This won't do at all, one out of five. Even the diamonds couldn't save this one.||”|
–The Narrator complaining about the open-world gameplay of Minecraft
Minecraft is a sandbox video game created by Swedish game developer Markus Persson and released by Mojang in 2011. The game allows players to build with a variety of different blocks in a 3D procedurally generated world, requiring creativity from players. Other activities in the game include exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and combat.
Connections with The Stanley Parable
If you fail the baby game, then the Narrator will take you to a random Minecraft world. The Narrator then will ask you if this game world is better, because it is a game the Narrator had nothing to do with.
Then, the Narrator decides to build himself a house, but when he finishes building it, he tells you to go mining so that he can then rebuild it out of diamonds.
Later in their adventure, the Narrator brings you into Test Chamber 00 due to the Minecraft game being more "open-ended" than he had expected (the Minecraft world is practically infinite). He rates the game 1 out of 5.
The Minecraft World is found during the Games Ending.
The world consists of several mountains covered in snow, trees and grass-covered patches. Later, the Narrator builds a house from dirt and leads you into a dark tunnel located at another patch to find some diamond.
If you stay in the world instead of going into the cave, you will hear the soundtrack "Door" by the original Minecraft soundtrack creator - C418.
As you descend into the cave, it will start to get darker and you can hear monsters nearby. Despite this, none can be encountered or even seen.
After entering deep into the cave, the Narrator complains about the open-ended gameplay in Minecraft and rates it one out of five, as he wanted a more linear game to make Stanley feel irrelevant. After that, he sends you into Portal.
Unofficial Stanley Parable Recreation
A YouTube video showed the first part of the office in The Stanley Parable recreated within Minecraft itself, and Kevan Brighting contributed to this mod with a fitting quote for the Narrator, who was about to start the story but then notices that you aren't Stanley, asking where he is.
This was planned to be an Easter Egg as part of an unfinished puzzle map for Minecraft. As such, the video of the Easter Egg alone was uploaded so Kevan's work didn't go to waste.
- Information on the soundtrack "Door" from the official Minecraft alpha album - "Minecraft - Volume Alpha" by C418. (https://c418.bandcamp.com/album/minecraft-volume-alpha)