The boxed version of Once and Future sold only a few hundred copies, putting Cascade Mountain out of business. The game, along with the hint book and map (originally sold separately) could be bought directly from Michael Berlyn for a few months afterward. The remaining unsold copies, about 1500 - 2000 of them, were eventually destroyed.
In the tradition of the Infocom games, the package included a photo of Frank and his platoon buddies, a notice of Frank's death sent to his family, and some other correspondence.
Once and Future was in development for over six years, making it the most eagerly-awaited text adventure game of all time.
The name change (from "Avalon") came at the last minute, when Cascade Mountain discovered that the name was already trademarked for a computer game and could not be used.