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Facade - Making awkward conversation with virtual people

MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing...Registered User regular
edited September 2010 in Singularity Engine++
People have been trying to come up with dynamic conversations in games for a while. It sounds neat, but it's also hard, because really, it's hard to come up with a response for everything someone could say. Oblivion had it, sort of, with it's bizarre chatter between NPCs!

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However, the best example of this is a game called Facade. It's billed as an 'Interactive Story', and it's something about a couple that you, the player are visiting and they have issues with each other. I guess there might be a way to make them make up, but I've never tried that. It's more fun to just annoy them until you get kicked out. Like so!
FACADE STAGEPLAY
Thu Sep 16 12 35 42 2010

GRACE
Trip, when are you going to get rid of this?

TRIP
What, Grace... this?

GEORGE
HEY

GRACE
Yes, you know how I feel about it --

TRIP
I know I know I'll do it right now, alright?!

GEORGE
HEY

GRACE
You know I've had to ask you about this several -- -- (interrupted)

(GEORGE knocks on the front door.)

(GEORGE knocks on the front door.)

TRIP
Get off my back! I'll get rid of it in just a -- (interrupted)

(GEORGE knocks on the front door.)

(GEORGE knocks on the front door.)

(GEORGE knocks on the front door.)

(GEORGE knocks on the front door.)

(GEORGE knocks on the front door.)

(GEORGE knocks on the front door.)

(GEORGE knocks on the front door.)

TRIP
Uhp, he's here!

(GEORGE knocks on the front door.)

GRACE
What?! You said he's coming an hour from now!

GEORGE
GUESS WHO

TRIP
No, he's supposed to be here now!

GRACE
Trip...!

GEORGE
MOTHERFUCKERS

(GEORGE knocks on the front door.)

(GEORGE knocks on the front door.)

(Trip opens the front door.)

(GEORGE knocks on the front door.)

TRIP
George!!

TRIP
Ah I'm so happy you could make it! -- (interrupted)

GEORGE
Hi Trip!

TRIP
Ha ha, hi!

TRIP
Wow, it's so great to see you after so long.

GEORGE
I have a surprise

TRIP
So come on in! -- (interrupted)

TRIP
Y -- yeah, come in!

TRIP
Uh, it'll be just a sec while I go get Grace...

TRIP
(unintelligable arguing)

GEORGE
Three guesses as to what it is

GRACE
No, no, here we are!

GRACE
George,

GRACE
Hi! How are you? Oh god it's been such a long time! -- (interrupted)

GEORGE
you scared me

GRACE
Uh...

GRACE
So, come in, make yourself at home...

TRIP
Whoops, I need to go close the door. -- (interrupted)

GRACE
So, George, I'm hoping -- (interrupted)

PHONE
** RING **

GEORGE
don't you want to guess

TRIP
Oh, I'll get it --

GRACE
No, no, we have a guest, we can let the answering machine pick it up.

PHONE
** RING **

GRACE
What? Oh, God, can we just -- let's just wait for the answering machine...!

PHONE
** RING **

GEORGE
okay I'm going to tell you

TRIP
Grace, no, I want --

GRACE
Trip, please dear, don't be rude.

GRACE
It's probably just the execs at work inviting you to another one of your precious 'high class poker games'. -- (interrupted)

PHONE
** RING **

(GEORGE picks up the phone.)

PHONE
Grace? Hello?

GRACE
George, no! Please don't do that.

PHONE
Who is this? Grace is that you?

GEORGE
fuck you

GRACE
Uhh, it's my dad, I can hear his voice.

PHONE
I don't recognize your voice...

TRIP
Oh!

PHONE
Excuse me, I must have the wrong number... ** click **

GRACE
Okay, he's being annoying, as usual... just -- just hang it up.

GEORGE
okay

GEORGE
i don't know how

TRIP
uh... ha heh heh...

GRACE
uh...

GEORGE
help me

TRIP
that's, um...

GRACE
(nervous coughing)

TRIP
well...

GEORGE
help meeee

TRIP
ha ha, heh...

GRACE
ha ha...

TRIP
heh, ha ha ha!

GRACE
ha ha ha ha!!

GEORGE
okay fine

TRIP
Ha ha ha, George,

GRACE
heh heh heh...

TRIP
heh heh, you had me going there for a sec...

GEORGE
the surprise is my dick

TRIP
(nervous coughing)

GRACE
uh...!

TRIP
god, I don't, um...

GEORGE
in your mouth

GRACE
uuh...!

GRACE
ha ha...

TRIP
that's, uh...

GRACE
ha ha ha ha ha!!

TRIP
ha ha...

GEORGE
it doesn't matter who

TRIP
ha ha ha!

TRIP
Ha ha ha, heh, George,

GEORGE
you can share

GRACE
heh heh...

TRIP
heh, you had me going there for a sec...

TRIP
heh, ha ha...

GEORGE
no seriously!

TRIP
You're not afraid to say anything, are you?

TRIP
push our little buttons...

GEORGE
I am unzipping right now

TRIP
heh heh, you're crazy, heh, you know that?

TRIP
ha ha...

GEORGE
take a look

TRIP
(big sigh)

TRIP
Anyway... what were we talking about, heh?

GEORGE
get your face down there

TRIP
W -- wait, uh, uh -- we need drinks.

TRIP
So, what's your poison?

TRIP
How does a martini sound?

TRIP
It's what we drink at these high-class poker games I go to with the execs at work. -- (interrupted)

GEORGE
urine

TRIP
Uh, well, you know what, I'm just going to make you a martini.

GRACE
No no,

GRACE
George, maybe you'd like some juice, or a mineral water?

GEORGE
aww

TRIP
You know what why I don't I just open a bottle of merlot and make it easy.

GEORGE
or urine!

GRACE
So anyway,

GRACE
Yes, sometimes a simple glass of wine is better than those fancy drinks you always insist on making.

(GEORGE puts down the phone.)

GEORGE
oh hey I put the phone down!

TRIP
Grace, I assume you want your usual... 'a lovely, very cold glass of Chardonnay'. -- (interrupted)

TRIP
Uh, yeah, I -- I was just going to ask Grace what she wants.

(GEORGE picks up the red wine bottle.)

(GEORGE kisses grace.)

(GEORGE kisses grace.)

TRIP
Alright, George, that's it, you've got to leave. -- (interrupted)

(Trip opens the front door.)

GEORGE
sorry I was trying to beat you

TRIP
We'll be fine -- just go.

(Trip closes the front door.)

GEORGE
aww

GEORGE
can I keep the wine?
So as you can see, this game is... weird. Also super awkward. But it's also free, and I'm interested to see what things you guys come up with in this! Feel free to post the stage plays or record the actual game or whatever.

Download Facade here!

Moriveth on

Posts

  • SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    fuck this game

    AND FUCK YOU SNOWBEAT I HATE YOU I HATE YOU

  • SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    8-)

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  • TenTen Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I downloaded the Mac OSX version and it's been sitting on the loading screen for about 10 minutes :(

  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWYmibOiTa0&feature=related

    I'm going to play this right now. Maybe I'll stream it. I will.
    http://www.livestream.com/mulldacity

  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Okay, I somehow broke the game. I was just playing it as Lil' John!
    FACADE STAGEPLAY
    Thu Sep 16 13 01 41 2010

    TRIP
    Where are the new wine glasses?

    GRACE
    What for?

    TRIP
    That should be obvious!

    (Adam knocks on the front door.)

    (Adam knocks on the front door.)

    GRACE
    Oh God, Trip, don't turn this into a big -- (interrupted)

    TRIP
    Uhp, he's here!

    ADAM
    HELLO

    GRACE
    What?! You said he's coming an hour from now!

    (ADAM knocks on the front door.)

    (ADAM knocks on the front door.)

    ADAM
    HELLO

    TRIP
    No, he's supposed to be here now!

    (ADAM knocks on the front door.)

    (ADAM knocks on the front door.)

    GRACE
    Trip...!

    ADAM
    TO THE WINDOOOOOWS

    (ADAM knocks on the front door.)

    (ADAM knocks on the front door.)

    (Trip opens the front door.)

    (ADAM knocks on the front door.)

    TRIP
    Adam!!

    TRIP
    Hey! It's been too long, man! -- (interrupted)

    ADAM
    WHAT

    TRIP
    Uh...

    TRIP
    Well come on in...

    ADAM
    OKAY

    TRIP
    Y -- yeah, come in! -- (interrupted)

    GRACE
    No, no, here we are!

    ADAM
    WHAT

    GRACE
    Adam,

    GRACE
    Hi! How are you? Oh god it's been such a long time!

    ADAM
    OKAY

    TRIP
    Yeah, it has been a -- (interrupted)

    GRACE
    Oh, H-mmm (happy smile sound)

    GRACE
    By the way, you look wonderful!

    ADAM
    WHAT

    ADAM
    WHAT

    GRACE
    So come on in, make yourself at home!

    ADAM
    SKEET SKEET SKEET

    GRACE
    So, -- (interrupted)

    (Trip closes the front door.)

    GRACE
    Oh, um, well... I want to ask you...

    GRACE
    (little sigh) With this room I was trying for a kind of post modern style...

    ADAM
    OKAY

    TRIP
    Well yeah, -- (interrupted)

    TRIP
    Well wait a minute! I don't think you've taken a close look yet. Let it soak in a little!

    GRACE
    (little sigh) -- (interrupted)

    ADAM
    OKAY

    GRACE
    Uh, yes, but this room is a mess, isn't it?

    ADAM
    YEAH

    TRIP
    (little -- (interrupted)

    GRACE
    Yeah.

    GRACE
    I'm sure I can return most of this, and try to start over again on this room...

    ADAM
    WHAT

    TRIP
    Well, it's impressive... even after a full day's work designing magazine ads, Grace somehow finds time to decorate...

    ADAM
    YEAH

    GRACE
    Ha ha, I guess it's just -- (interrupted)

    GRACE
    Ah, yes, I've been waiting for someone to say that!

    TRIP
    What are you talking about?

    GRACE
    Trip, he is just being honest about my decorating, which I appreciate.

    TRIP
    (frustrated sigh) But I still think this looks fine...

    ADAM
    OKAY

    GRACE
    Yes, did you see Trip, someone finally gave me their honest opinion.

    TRIP
    Well, we're all friends here, uh...

    TRIP
    Oh, Adam, you've got to take a look at this -- (interrupted)

    ADAM
    SKEET SKEET SKEET

    TRIP
    Well -- um, you'll love this incredible Italy photo!

    TRIP
    So, uh, come -- (interrupted)

    GRACE
    Adam, come over here and sit on the couch with -- (interrupted)

    ADAM
    OKAY

    TRIP
    N -- no -- w -- wait...

    GRACE
    Trip, see, your weird obsession for Italy is making our friend uncomfortable.

    (ADAM sits on the couch.)

    ADAM
    YEAH

    GRACE
    Yeah -- y - yes -- no, it was just a weekend getaway.

    GRACE
    Adam, you know, all the buildings there were so old and crumbling...

    GRACE
    everything there was just falling apart... ugh.

    ADAM
    WHAT

    TRIP
    Oh, I didn't think you wanted to hear about the Italy trip tonight... (clears throat)

    (ADAM gets up from the couch.)

    GRACE
    hmmm Adam, seeing -- (interrupted)

    PHONE
    ** RING **

    GRACE
    Oh, I'll get it --

    ADAM
    CRUNK

    TRIP
    No, no no no, our friend's here, we can let the answering machine get it.

    PHONE
    ** RING **

    TRIP
    What? Wait, wait, let's just wait for the answering machine...

    PHONE
    ** RING **

    (ADAM picks up the phone.)

    GRACE
    Trip, -- (interrupted)

    PHONE
    Hello? Hello?

    TRIP
    Adam, no! Don't do that.

    ADAM
    WHAT

    PHONE
    Who is this? Travis, is that you? This is your mother.

    ADAM
    WHAT

    TRIP
    Uhh, that's my mother, I can hear her loud voice.

    ADAM
    WHAT

    PHONE
    I don't recognize your voice...

    GRACE
    Oh!

    ADAM
    OKAY

    PHONE
    I -- I think I have the wrong number... ** click **

    TRIP
    Okay, she's confused, as usual... just -- just hang it up.

    ADAM
    YEAH

    (ADAM puts down the phone.)

    TRIP
    Oh, good, you hung up. I don't want to talk to her.

    ADAM
    OKAY

    GRACE
    Oh, I wanted to say hello --

    TRIP
    No no, come on, we're entertaining a friend in our new apartment... -- (interrupted)

    ADAM
    WHAT

    TRIP
    W -- well, uh, no, I -- I can talk to my parents later.

    GRACE
    Anyhow, Trip's parents... -- (interrupted)

    ADAM
    YEAH

    TRIP
    Y -- yeah, yeah, no, uh, my parents aren't worth talking about.

    ADAM
    WHAT

    GRACE
    (big sigh)

    ADAM
    SKEET SKEET SKEET

    GRACE
    Oh God, -- (interrupted)

    TRIP
    W -- wait, wait, wait, what's wrong, Grace?

    GRACE
    Listen to us, we're arguing in -- (interrupted)

    (ADAM kisses grace.)

    TRIP
    uh...

    GRACE
    (nervous coughing)

    TRIP
    you, uh...

    TRIP
    you, um...

    ADAM
    YEAH

    GRACE
    wha...

    TRIP
    ha ha...

    TRIP
    ha ha ha!

    GRACE
    ha ha ha ha ha, heh...

    ADAM
    YEAHHHHHH

    GRACE
    ha ha ha ha!!

    TRIP
    Ha ha ha, heh, Adam,

    ADAM
    SKEET SKEET SKEET

    GRACE
    heh heh...

    TRIP
    you maniac! heh heh... you sex maniac! Ha ha, never afraid to...

    (ADAM comforts grace.)

    (ADAM comforts grace.)

    (ADAM hugs grace.)

    TRIP
    mess with us ...

    TRIP
    heh heh, you're crazy, you know that?

    ADAM
    YEAH

    TRIP
    ha ha...

    TRIP
    (big sigh)

    TRIP
    Anyway, uh... what -- what were we talking about?

    GRACE
    (happy but tense sigh)

    GRACE
    Adam,

    GRACE
    you and I are getting along so well tonight... -- (interrupted)

    ADAM
    CRUNK

    GRACE
    W -- well, wait, stay there for a sec.

    ADAM
    YEAH

    ADAM
    OKAY

    ADAM
    WHAT?

    ADAM
    WHAT

    (ADAM picks up the red wine bottle.)

    (ADAM kisses grace.)

    (ADAM kisses trip.)

    (ADAM puts down the red wine bottle.)

    ADAM
    um

    ADAM
    fuck you?

    (ADAM hugs trip.)

  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Oh god that video is great.

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    i'm downloading this now

  • SalSal Damnedest Little Fellow Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    That video is hilarious

    It's as if Lyle were playing

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  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    When playing, play as "Mary" and ask him to call you Maria. Remind him constantly that you want to be called Maria.

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    I helped them reconcile their differences by flirting with Grace and taking her side at all times.

  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    well they kicked me out when I threatened to rape them to death if they didn't make me a martini right the fuck now

    I don't know what these people's problem is

  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    also I made out with Grace while her husband was in the kitchen

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    it's a lot like heavy rain in that it works really well if you don't try to deviate from the script

    but when you do, boy howdy

    GIMME A DRINK

  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    it's a cool untraditional text based game, aside from that all i know of it is the various videos i've seen throughout the years

  • CraigopogoCraigopogo Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    They didn't want to play Clue. Why am I even friends with these people?

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