The original retail box included a 3D mousepad with the box cover image.
German and French version
The German and French versions have been heavily censored, with the Nimdok chapter entirely removed. While it was speculated that Nimdok was absent from the German version because of local anti-nazi laws, it is still not clear why the French version was affected as well. This renders the best ending impossible to achieve.
Harlan Ellison, the author of the story the game was based on, sued the developer when he believed that he wasn't getting his share of the profits. It turned out there weren't any.
As of 2001, the short story I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream
(which the game was based on) is one of the ten most reprinted stories in the English language.
Information also contributed by
- Computer Gaming World
- June 1996 (Issue #143) – Adventure Game of the Year
- November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #134 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
- November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #3 Top Sleeper Of All Time
- November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #14 Most Rewarding Ending of All Time