Technical notes: 

Façade must be downloaded and installed. There is a brief instructions screen in the title menu, explaining that players simply type at any time to speak dialog, use the arrow keys to navigate, and use the mouse to pick up and use objects.

Critical writing that references this work:

Title Author Yearsort descending
START HERE> An Interdisciplinary Introduction to Electronic Literature Scott Rettberg, Rob Wittig, Joseph Tabbi, Andrew Stern, NIki Nolin, Michelle Citron, Kurt Heintz 2002
Interactive Drama, Art, and Artificial Intelligence Michael Mateas 2002
Destination Unknown: Experiments in the Network Novel Scott Rettberg 2003
Narrative and the Split Condition of Digital Textuality Marie-Laure Ryan 2005
Playable Media and Textual Instruments Noah Wardrip-Fruin 2005
Behind Façade: An Interview with Andrew Stern and Michael Mateas Brenda Bakker Harger, Andrew Stern, Michael Mateas 2006
Generating Narrative Variation in Interactiv Fiction Nick Montfort 2007
Theory and technology for computational narrative: an approach to generative and interactive narrative with bases in algebraic semiotics and cognitive linguistics D. Fox Harrell 2007
Command Lines: Aesthetics and Technique in Interactive Fiction and New Media Jeremy Douglass 2007
Mobile Urban Drama – Setting the Stage with Location Based Technologies F. A. Hansen, Kaj Grønbæk, K. J. Kortbek 2008
The Meaning of Videogames: Gaming and Textual Strategies Steven E. Jones 2008
Spielbare Konflikte: Gattungsstrukturen und Spielhandlungen im interaktiven Drama Jörgen Schäfer 2008
Original Chat: Exploring the Origins of the Turing Test Mark C. Marino 2008
Avatars of Story Marie-Laure Ryan 2009
Techno-historical Limits of the Interface: The Performance of Interactive Narrative Experiences Andrew Hutchison 2009
Looking Behind the Façade: Playing and Performing an Interactive Drama Jörgen Schäfer 2009
Travels in Cybertextuality. The Challenge of Ergodic Literature and Ludology to Literary Theory Markku Eskelinen 2009
Understanding New Media Art Through Close Reading. Four Remarks on Digital Hermeneutics Roberto Simanowski 2010
Konservativer Avantgardismus oder: Die Rettung der Kunst im Zeichen der Technik Roberto Simanowski 2010
Beyond the Screen: Transformations of Literary Structures, Interfaces and Genres 2010
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