JXE Streams: 'Façade' celebrates 10 years of awkward sexual advances

Façade turns 10 in July. Archaic as Michael Mateas and Andrew Stern’s interactive drama is after a decade, it remains one of the most distinctive experimental video games ever made. Even with scores of dramatic indies and more technologically advanced games filling the intervening years, Façade remains discomfitingly human. The premise is simple: you walk into a couple’s apartment for a dinner date. They are on the verge of complete relationship collapse. Whatever happens next — what you talk about, what you do — is entirely in your hands as the artificial intelligence reacts. It’s like Siri via Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? We’re going to revisit Façade to see just how awkward it can get on JXE Streams starting at 3:30PM ET/12:30PM PT.

Tune into this post or Engadget.com/gaming to watch us play through Façade. Want to participate in the seminal interactive drama? Watch at Twitch.tv/Joystiq starting at 3:30PM ET/12:30PM PT to chat with us as we play.

Make sure to follow us on Twitch to know whenever we go live!

[We’re playing Façade in 720p streamed via OBS.]

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