June 7, 2005

NYTimes on AI, Games and Interactive Drama

by Andrew Stern · , 2:13 am

To our surprise, a New York Times reporter was at the AIIDE conference last week. The resulting article for tomorrow’s paper, “Redefining the Power of the Gamer”, posted online in both the Arts section and Technology section, consists of a series of interviews of several of the conference speakers — and leads off with a description of playing Façade, plus a screenshot and link to our website!

Although Façade is not quite released yet — we’re setting up our distribution channels as we speak — we’ve gone ahead and put up a “pre-order” e-mail address on the site (even though it will be freeware), to try to capture some of the traffic that may head our way from the article… :-)

Update: the paper itself has a large full color Façade screenshot at the top of the Arts section. wow.