The Designer behind The Stanley Parable is teasing… something

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Murder of crows

No really, my headline is pretty spot on. William Pugh, the designer behind The Stanley Parable, has started a new studio called Crows Crows Crows (hence my amazing header image), and has now unveiled some sort of teaser on the official website (via PC Gamer):

Following the link leads to nothing more than the following welcome message:

Hello! Hey! HEY! We’re a new studio directed by William Pugh creating experimental things. Sign up and we will send you a big picture of a whale. The co-conspirators are Dominik Johann, Jack de Quidt, Sean O’Dowd and other talented and award winning people. Our debut game is coming out very soon. So soon. Soon². Give us your email and we will send you SECRETS and WHISPERS (that we hear in the dark).

I signed up. They weren’t kidding about the whale picture – I got this in my mailbox within seconds:

KAKAWWWWWWW

Wait, isn’t that a dolphin? Do dolphins count as whales? This is the sort of thing that keeps me up at night!

Anyways, those with keen eyes will look past the text on the site, and see a tiny folder marked A.807 right at the bottom. Clicking it yields the following message:

Deputy Angelo,

Attached to this message you should find a copy of Report A.807 (Concerning The Series Of Peculiar Disappearances Across Europe Over The Course Of The Late Summer) which I mentioned briefly in this morning’s meeting.

As should go without saying, this document is extremely sensitive and should be treated as such. You and I have told each other enough secrets to know when to keep one more.

I’m sorry I couldn’t walk you through this personally but I’m afraid the bakery caught light again and they called me instead of the fire brigade. I should be back around 5 and I can go over any questions you have then. I’ll try and bring back the least burned pastry I can find.

Best,
Chief Inspector Eloise Lavigne

A mystery! Upon further reflection, I’ve realised that a group of crows is referred to as a “murder of crows”.  Is William Pugh and his team working on a murder mystery game of sorts? I suspect they are.

Clicking again on file A.807 on the site links to another 6 sub-headings, one of which is titled “Assembled Clues”. HA, it seems I am right – we have a murder on our hands ladies and gentlemen!

Still, not much is known about the game other than the garble I’ve written above. Though, there are three screen shots out, which may contain even more clues.

KAKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW

KAKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWW

KAKAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Found any hints? Anything to go on? Let me know!

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Last Updated: October 20, 2015

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I wonder if they sent you the dolphin instead of a whale on porpoise.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      If it really is a murder mystery and they’ve send you pictures of an ocean mammal & screenshots of land locations… is the game afoot, or not?

      • Commander JJ of the Normandy

        something surely is afoot.

      • Something sure is fishy

    • hairyknees

      omg that is magical

      • Commander JJ of the Normandy

        LOL

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  • Coughsie

    Europe and mentioning a bakery that caught fire….The burning of London? Murder mystery (Jack the ripper?) set in oldy timey London perhaps?

  • Hammersteyn

    After seeing the dolphin I could think of nothing else other than 42. Would dearly love such a game

  • Hammersteyn

    BANNED!

    • Commander JJ of the Normandy

      Damn. Missed it.

      • Hammersteyn

        They should try their shit somewhere else.

        • What was it?

          • Hammersteyn

            Spam as always

          • I was hoping for something more exciting. Sigh

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            We can always delete every 7th comment from you?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            But then what about every 7th comment of those that remain? In7thtion!

          • Commander JJ of the Normandy

            He’s clearly outsmarted us all. It’s impossible.

          • WHY

  • Commander JJ of the Normandy

    I still need to try that new game of theirs…forgot its name now.

    • Hammersteyn

      Stanley Parable?

      • Commander JJ of the Normandy

        The Beginner’s Guide
        (I didn’t remember – I had to go look on my Steam Wishlist for it)
        Made by Davey Wreden as well. Looks quite trippy.

        • Hammersteyn

          O_o missed that

          • Commander JJ of the Normandy

            Came out October 1st. You should check it out.
            I’ll play it and write a comments-review here ;P

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          One of the few things I’ve added to my wishlist in recent months. Loved Stanley Parable.

  • 10/10 would dolphin whale again

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      You go dolphin whaling? *calls Green Peace*

      • Commander JJ of the Normandy

        Green Peace is too busy holding up signs outside legitimate businesses like butcheries. 😉

        • are you calling me illegitimate?

          • Commander JJ of the Normandy

            I have no idea what I’m talking about. I just wanted to reply to Trevor ;P

          • hahahahahahaha

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            7 RANTS ARE ILLEGITIMATE!!!

  • Brady miaau

    A killer whale is a dolphin, I seem to recall

    • Commander JJ of the Normandy

      Hmm. Good point.

      • Brady miaau

        Hey. this is me. I can have bad points too, if I wanted to.

        Han Solo rocks

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Ahsoka rocks. Han Solo just smells funky.

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            And he is scruffy looking

          • Commander JJ of the Normandy

            She does. But Solo is a cowboy and cowboys in space are the best.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Tell that to Cowboys & Aliens.

          • Commander JJ of the Normandy

            I did not watch it. So I will take your word for it.
            Cowboys AND Aliens…sounds like it could work…but Cowboys IN SPACE. I mean, Jim Reynor is practically a future cowboy. Not to mention another certain Captain of a certain Serenity.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            It’s actually not that bad, because Olivia Wilde is hot and I’m quite shallow.

          • Commander JJ of the Normandy

            Hahaha.

          • Brady miaau

            Han Solo rocks.

            And he still rocks, even though he failed his persuade check in the prison. Radation leak indeed, largely very dangerous.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I think this is one of those bad points you mentioned earlier.

          • Brady miaau

            I think you think it is, because you are just negative. But I think you think that because you think I think, oh look a cat.

        • Commander JJ of the Normandy

          Another good point.
          Han Solo does rock.
          And he did not shoot first…

    • Brady miaau

      I read this story about a tagged Great White shark. This killer whale attacks and kills this other Great White near the coast of California and this tagged shark immediately dives 500m and swims till past Hawaii. confused the crap out of the researchers, tracking this shark live

      And the region was Great White free a good while afterwards as well, in one their feeding zones (seals).

      • Grand Admiral Chief

        So, Mammals 1, Fish 0

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