Facade

Facade 1.1

An AI game about marital breakdown

Note: Facade only works on Windows ME to XP. It does not work on Vista or above. Facade is a unique free interactive adventure game using Artificial Intelligence (AI) where your role is to prevent the breakdown of a marriage. View full description

PROS

  • Original concept
  • Uses AI technology

CONS

  • Doesn't work on Windows ME or above

Not bad
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Note: Facade only works on Windows ME to XP. It does not work on Vista or above. Facade is a unique free interactive adventure game using Artificial Intelligence (AI) where your role is to prevent the breakdown of a marriage.

The developers of Facade meanwhile describe it more complexly as: "An attempt to move beyond traditional branching or hyperlinked narrative to create a fully-realized, one-act interactive drama, integrating an interdisciplinary set of artistic practices and artificial intelligence technologies." You play the game as yourself and the longtime friend of couple named Grace and Trip which the developers describe as "an attractive and materially successful couple in their early thirties".

The plot is this: During an evening get-together at their apartment, things turn ugly (it's not clear why) and you somehow become embroiled in the destruction of Grace and Trip's marriage. No one is safe in Facade as the accusations fly, sides are taken and irreversible decisions are made that destroy happy homes. Your aim however is to make sure that ultimately Grace and Trip stay together rather than hurtle for expensive divorce proceedings.

To control your character, you must type to communicate with other characters, navigate with arrow keys and pick up and use objects with the mouse hand cursor. What you say to the characters influences their actions and whether they kiss and make up although its not an exact science. You may be waiting several moments for a response or the character may respond to you in a rather bizarre way.

The main problem with Facade is that although it's been surprisingly popular over the years, it's never been updated to work on Vista or above which is a real shame. If you're still running Windows ME to XP though, then you'll be able to play Facade. In the meantime, those that can't enjoy the game will have to do with watching one of the many YouTube screenplay videos dedicated to Facade.

It's a shame that Facade does not work on later versions of Windows because it's quite an original concept and provides more than a few laughs at resolving marital conflict.

Facade

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Facade 1.1

— User reviews — about Facade

  • BIG BAD BOSS

    by BIG BAD BOSS

    "the characters are called trip and grace"

    its amazing and its fun to play becuse its the best game becuse that i have seen . More.

    reviewed on February 21, 2017

  • "Amazing, make more games like this."

    I love all of the easter eggs and reactions, I even love the glitches. Amazing game. :). More.

    reviewed on October 6, 2015

  • shinakoagogo

    by shinakoagogo

    "there are two people"

    its a great game there good love birds ther two people named trip and grace. More.

    reviewed on July 30, 2015

  • josh.rey.942

    by josh.rey.942

    "Funny at times, but it can get boring after awhile."

    I think it can be very humorous at times. I think you should try it if you like making fun of people in video games. ... More.

    reviewed on January 29, 2015

  • Chelseaf97

    by Chelseaf97

    "Unlike anything you've ever experienced. "

    There's not a lot in this world that I enjoy, but I can tell you with complete and utter certainty that façade is the gr... More.

    reviewed on August 30, 2014

  • MXmansoorXM

    by MXmansoorXM

    "download in windows 7 or 8"

    i like the game but make it able to download in windows 7 or 8. More.

    reviewed on July 3, 2013