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Probably a first, The Beginner's Guide is presented as a guided tour through the work of another developer, named Coda. This developer is real and created numerous experimental small games using the Source engine from 2008 to 2011, the year in which he stopped developing games altogether.

The player is guided through this list of small games by the voice of Davey Wreden, the actual director of the game and co-designer and co-writer of The Stanley Parable. Similar to that game, The Beginner's Guide can be considered a game about game design and about how players interact with games and, in a way, communicate with game developers.


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The Jimquisition Windows Oct 02, 2015 9.5 out of 10 95
Destructoid Windows Oct 01, 2015 9 out of 10 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct 05, 2015 85 out of 100 85
Games Finder Windows Dec 31, 2016 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Windows Oct 01, 2015 8 out of 10 80
IGN Windows Oct 07, 2015 8 out of 10 80
Giant Bomb Windows Oct 01, 2015 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Windows Oct 16, 2015 78 out of 100 78
PC Gamer Windows Oct 05, 2015 69 out of 100 69


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