Released in March 2008 You Have To Burn The Rope immediately took the Internet by storm. The blogosphere went crazy and walkthroughs, fan-mails and interview requests poured in. A year and a half later the game has been played a total of 3.6 million times (see mochibot stats) and showcased at Spela roll, a Swedish game exhibiton.
In Januari 2009 it was nominated for the Independent Games Festival 2009 Innovation (Nuovo) Award.

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You Have To Burn The Rope is, by formal definitions, a game since it has all the things that make up a game — besides losing condition which I regret not adding — but I wouldn't call it a game since it is hardly interactive in any meaningful way. The point was to make fun of other games that limit the player's interaction by being easy, linear, or heavily controlled and jokingly ask at which point these games also cease to be games.


Music by Henrik Nĺmark.
Gamasutra interview with Eric Caoili
IndieGames interview with Tim W
1up interview with Steve Watts
Bygone bureau interview with Kevin Nguyen
Gamedev interview with Drew Sikora

Gamasutra's Best Of 2008: Top 5 Indie Games
NY Daily News Top 10 Video Games of 2008
Rocky Mountain News
Kotaku
Rock Paper Shotgun
Joystick
Jay Is Games
Games And Men
Don't Save The Princess
GaryBuseyFan2005's IndieFAQs walkthrough
German image walkthrough
Rock Paper Shotgun walkthrough
Michael Cook's text edition (Requires Win-Glulxe)
Wikipedia (Spanish, French, English)
Thomas Burk's novellization
Hempuli's fan comic
Francois' Nintendo DS remake
Blueberry's Intellivision demake: Set The Rope On Fire Cartridge
4-year-old Eli's video review
Countless of YouTube videos