Continuing the streak of discomfort set in motion by last week’s Let’s Play Indie: Auti-Sim, I’m bringing you a full run-through of Facade; A 2005 indie interactive-narrative where the player must navigate a dinner party as third wheel to a dysfunctional married couple.
The game was created by Michael Mateas and John Grieve and has received numerous awards for its advances in interactive story telling. The year after it was created, the designers reportedly began work on a game entitled “The Party,” but not much else has been said on that. So for now, Facade will have to be enough.
Please enjoy the video as I revel in the awkwardness of Trip and Grace’s company.