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 Year
An Emerging Canon? A Preliminary Analysis of All References to Creative Works in Critical Writing Documented in the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Scott Rettberg 2013
Analyzing Digital Fiction 2014
Avatars of Story Marie-Laure Ryan 2009
Behind Façade: An Interview with Andrew Stern and Michael Mateas Brenda Bakker Harger, Andrew Stern, Michael Mateas 2006
Beyond the Screen: Transformations of Literary Structures, Interfaces and Genres 2010
Collaborations in E-lit Stephanie Strickland, Nick Montfort 2011
Command Lines: Aesthetics and Technique in Interactive Fiction and New Media Jeremy Douglass 2007
Destination Unknown: Experiments in the Network Novel Scott Rettberg 2003
Digital Art and Meaning: Reading Kinetic Poetry, Text Machines, Mapping Art, and Interactive Installations Roberto Simanowski 2011
Digital Fiction and the Unnatural Astrid Ensslin, Alice Bell 2021
Examining the Role of Micronarrative in Commercial Videogames, Art Games and Interactive Narrative Natalie Funk 2014
Generating Narrative Variation in Interactiv Fiction Nick Montfort 2007
Immanence, Inc.: Algorithm, Flow, and the Displacement of the Real Brian Kim Stefans 2018
Interactive Drama, Art, and Artificial Intelligence Michael Mateas 2002
Konservativer Avantgardismus oder: Die Rettung der Kunst im Zeichen der Technik Roberto Simanowski 2010
Language as Gameplay: toward a vocabulary for describing works of electronic literature Brian Kim Stefans 2012
Looking Behind the Façade: Playing and Performing an Interactive Drama Jörgen Schäfer 2009
Mobile Urban Drama – Setting the Stage with Location Based Technologies F. A. Hansen, Kaj Grønbæk, K. J. Kortbek 2008
Narrative and the Split Condition of Digital Textuality Marie-Laure Ryan 2005
Original Chat: Exploring the Origins of the Turing Test Mark C. Marino 2008
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