February 9, 2006
Beta-test Façade 1.1!
[Update, Feb 16: Beta-testing is complete, and Façade v1.1 is now available for download. The original post requesting beta-testers is below.]
Seeking volunteers to do a quick beta-test of Façade v1.1, sporting the following new features:
- Trip and Grace have been working out and have slimmed down the installer to 164MB — quite a weight loss from the original 800MB fattie! (Thanks to speex.org for the regimen, and Jason Rohrer for some slimming tips.)
- Now with subtitles! When combined with audio muting it makes Façade almost work-safe.
- A relaxed CPU check policy — gone are those cumbersome and secretive shift-F12 hand maneuvers.
- OMFG NOW you can install Façade into ANY DIRECTORY!!!!!!! jesus trip!!!
Send email to info -at- interactivestory -dot- net if you’re able to download and briefly test Façade before Monday, February 13. Thanks for your help!
Coming soon: Façade for Macintosh…
February 11th, 2006 at 4:22 pm
Seriuosly, for the Mac? That’s great to hear!
February 13th, 2006 at 9:52 pm
Please oh please! I can’t wait for the Mac version.
Is there a mailing list I can sign so you’ll let me know when it happens?
February 14th, 2006 at 8:25 pm
I have been waiting for soo long for façade to come out for mac
and I’m SOO excited :]
Im also interested to know if there is a mailing list or something to let me know when it comes out
February 14th, 2006 at 8:55 pm
We have no mailing list, but just send an email to the address in the post, and we’ll put you on a list of people to inform when the Mac version is ready. :-)
February 15th, 2006 at 5:51 am
When will this smaller version be available for windows?
February 15th, 2006 at 3:04 pm
Hopefully this week! Beta-testing is virtually complete.
February 16th, 2006 at 7:06 pm
Beta-testing is complete — Façade version 1.1a is now available for download at interactivestory.net.
February 19th, 2006 at 5:39 pm
Rock. I’m looking forward to that Mac version.
February 19th, 2006 at 9:12 pm
Any estimate as to when the mac version will be ready?
February 19th, 2006 at 9:36 pm
A guy who ports stuff to the Mac for a living is helping us out in his spare time. Hard to predict exactly when… could be 2-3 more months, maybe sooner.
March 3rd, 2006 at 12:40 pm
Hello! I just wanted to transfer you the letter of a (female) reader found in the February issue of Glamour (yes, I am totally into B culture, “I read pulp novels, comic books AND women’s magazines!) : (translated from italian) “I did try interactivestory as you suggested – I had a lot of fun!
I was really amused by your article about how to solve couple’s problems in a virtual way, so I said to myself: why not have my boyfriend to play with me? It has been much more useful than many words to make the point on our relationship” – editor’s answer: “The aim of the game is exactly this: to show to men and women that their language is different but hopefully compatible”.
I am not sure if this is what you had in mind when you made Façade, but it shows an interesting angle on the use of interactive storytelling as pop psychology, and also the unexpected availability of women’s audiences when a product is flexible and not designed to a special target (usually male, or dumb female…)
Anyway, I thought you might find this “foreign report” interesting cheers waiting for the next DAC /V
March 3rd, 2006 at 6:03 pm
very cool! We’ve gotten a greater variety of press in Europe than the US — Facade seems to be more appealing there, even though it’s an English language title.
any chance you could send us the article? I’ve asked Glamour Italy for a copy but who knows if we’ll get one. If so, please send email to andrew -at- interactivestory -dot- net.
March 12th, 2006 at 6:15 pm
Any word as to how the progress is coming for the mac port?
March 13th, 2006 at 2:24 pm
distributing this via bittorrent does not seem to be a good idea to me. there are just too few seeders :-(
March 13th, 2006 at 3:38 pm
>Any word as to how the progress is coming for the mac port?
It’s still in progress, it could be a while (a month or more)
>distributing this via bittorrent does not seem to be a good idea to me. there are just too few seeders :-(
Well, version 1.0 (800MB) was downloaded bia our bittorrent over 57,000 times, for at total of over 42 terabytes transferred at no cost to us. That was often with 10 seeds or less at any one time. The current download, version 1.1 (167MB) currently has 13 seeds, with 5 downloaders at the moment. It’s been downloaded over 1500 times since we recently released it. Seems to work fine :-)
(We’ve had over 300,000 Facade downloads in total at this point, a combination of our bittorrent and the http mirrors at Download.com, Gamespot, etc.)
March 26th, 2006 at 10:20 pm
sooo yeah, def. tell us when its ready for mac
April 28th, 2006 at 4:24 pm
its been a couple months….any progress?
July 30th, 2006 at 7:09 pm
Waiting impatiently for an update about the Mac version!
July 31st, 2006 at 3:44 pm
We plan to give everyone a positive update on the Mac version very soon, thanks for your patience!
November 19th, 2006 at 10:53 pm
Still waiting patiently for an update on the Mac version….. (It’s mid-November and I haven’t heard anything!!!)
November 20th, 2006 at 3:18 am
The mac version is available (has been for a couple of months now). The Facade download page now has downloads for Mac and Windows.
December 5th, 2006 at 6:25 pm
OMFG!!!!! OMFG!!!! OMFG!!!! OMFG!!!! OMFG!!! OH MY FUCKING GOD!!!!