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You Must Play Facade, Now! (28 Jul 2005)
A new video game called Facade has just been released to the public. I'll say this right up front: Facade is one of the most important games ever created, possibly the most important game of the last ten years. More important than The Sims; more important than Grand Theft Auto; far more important than Half-Life. If you are a game designer, or you want to be a game designer, you must play this game. It runs on the PC, and it's free. It was developed by Michael Mateas, an AI professor at Georgia Tech, and Andrew Stern, the man behind the Dogz, Catz, and Petz series from p.f. Magic a few years ago. You can download it at You'll need a Bittorrent client and some patience; it's 800MB.
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