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December 28, 2021

New walkthroughs for December 2021

Filed under: Interactive Fiction — Tags: — davidwelbourn @ 5:40 am

On Saturday, December 25, 2021, I published new walkthroughs for the games and stories listed below! Some of these were paid for by my wonderful patrons at Patreon. Please consider supporting me to make even more new walkthroughs for works of interactive fiction at Patreon and Ko-fi.

The Bible Retold: The Bread and the Fishes (2006) by Ben Pennington (writing as “Celestianpower”) and Justin Morgan

In this Biblical tale, you play as Jesus. A crowd of five thousand people have gathered in a field outside the town of Bethsaida to hear you preach, but they’re all very hungry. It would take a miracle to feed this many people, but since you’re the son of God, you might find a way to do that. But how, exactly?

This game was an entry at IF Comp 2006 where it took 21st place. At the 2006 XYZZY Awards, it was a finalist in the Best Individual NPC category for the character of God.

IFDB | My walkthrough and maps

The Man in the Rain (2010) by Karl Adamson

In this adventure game which is also a tribute to the music of Mike Oldfield, you play as a young warrior on a quest. Your tribe’s queen is dying. Go to peak of Mount U’huru, far to the north, and ask the Wise Man who lives there for his aid.

IFDB | My walkthrough and maps

Plane Walker (2021) by Jack Comfort

In this rather odd game, you play as someone who wakes up disorientated inside a deserted aeroplane in mid-flight. Where is everyone? Is the pilot gone too? Where is the plane headed? Why are you even there? All you know for sure is that you must get off this plane.

This game was an entry in IF Comp 2021 where it took 68th place.

IFDB | My walkthrough and maps

Aesthetic Deletions (2003) by Johanna Hunt

In this shipboard game, you play as an amnesiac employee of Aesthetic Deletions. You mission is to eliminate someone on this boat. If you succeed, you’ll get your name and memories back. But watch out for Jesus.

This game was an entry in the Second 24 Hours of Inform event.

IFDB | My walkthrough and maps

The Princess In The Tower (2002) by David Whyld

In this fantasy game written in an hour, you play as a prince who must prove his love for a princess by bringing her an orc’s head, a goblin’s rib bone, and a diamond the exact same size as a golf ball. Only then can you be together with the princess in her tower.

This work was written in ADRIFT 4 and was an entry in the ADRIFT 1st 1-Hour Comp 2002.

IFDB | My walkthrough and map

All Quiet on the Library Front (1995) by Michael S. Phillips

In this game, you’re a generic college student who’s been slacking all semester. For your final paper on the “The History of IF Games”, you need to check out a book about Graham Nelson which is somewhere in this library, but where?

This game was an entry in IF Comp 1995 where it took 5th place.

IFDB | My walkthrough and map

Baggage (2021) by Katherine Farmar

In this short game about introspection, you play as someone walking along a long gravel road bordered by hedges. You don’t seem to be getting anywhere. Your satchel contains a hope, a belief, a regret, a memory, a fear, and a resentment.

This game was an entry in the Main Festival division of Spring Thing 2021 where it was awarded three Audience Choice ribbons: Best Abstract Game, Best Verb Use, and Most Allegorical.

IFDB | My walkthrough and map

Blue (2011) by Taleslinger

In this dystopian game, humanity is being destroyed by parasites that infest people’s brains before transforming their hosts into horrifying creatures. But you have a plan to save yourself… or her.

This game was an entry in Ectocomp 2011 where it tied for 13th place.

IFDB | My walkthrough and map

Catventure (2019) by sleepy macaw

In this small silly game, you are a housecat bored with life in the village of Nafurville. You plan to seek your fortune in Chipawgo, which is far more exciting. But how to get there?

IFDB | My walkthrough and map

The man-eating, halitosic gorilla of Brazil (2011) by Marius Müller (writing as Leaner Gilts, “Strangle” Lei, Gain Tellers and Slat Leering)

You play as AFGNCAAP, a secret agent sent into the Brazilian jungle to find a new mastermind and his secret temple. Too bad he finds you first.

This game was written in Adventure Book for Inform 7 and was an entry in the Speed-IF Jacket 4 event.

IFDB | My walkthrough and map

Only After Dark (1999, 2000) by Gunther Schmidl

In this short horror story, you play as Ranil Kuami, a young black sailor enjoying some shore leave on a small island. The villagers are friendly, and you plan on getting some action tonight. Instead, you’ll find something evil that must be destroyed.

This story was an entry in IF Comp 1999 where it took 17th place. Ranil Kuami’s story continues in And the Waves Choke the Wind, an incomplete sequel which was entered in IF Comp 2000.

IFDB | My walkthrough and map

On Your Back (2013) by Dan Doyle III

In this small one-room game, you play as a turtle who had the misfortune of being turned onto its back by a lumbering boy. If you try to listen, you sense the boy, a dog, and a snake are nearby. How can you get right side up again?

IFDB | My walkthrough and map

Stupid Creek. Stupid Christmas. (2011) by Troy Jones III

In this short two-room game, you play as a teenager who needs to get her stupid little brother Tim and two Christmas presents across this stupid river, but this stupid rowboat can only carry one of them at a time.

This game was a participant in the penultimate not numbered New Year’s Speed IF event.

IFDB | My walkthrough and map

Tea and Toast (2014) by Matt Weiner (as “Maria del Pangolin”)

In this pleasant one-room slice of life, you play as Maria. You’ve just woken up and entered the kitchen. You want to make some tea and toast before the alarm clock goes off and fully wakes Lily.

This story was a participant in Shufflecomp 2014.

IFDB | My walkthrough and map

Through the Looking Glass (1995) by Gareth Rees

In this short one-room tutorial, you play as Alice at the beginning of Through the Looking-Glass. To quote the game: It’s a cold winter day outside, but in the looking-glass house it’s summer. All you need to do is pretend there’s a way of getting through into it somehow…

IFDB | My walkthrough and map

Yesternight (2021) by Robert Szacki

In this very small and very primitive game, you play as someone with a gold coin and no obvious goals entering a small town. To win the game, get past the bear guarding the forest entrance north of the town.

This game was written in AdvSys and was an entry in ParserComp 2021 where it took 18th place.

IFDB | My walkthrough and map

You Have to Put the Baby New Year in the Champagne Bottle (2014) by Molly G.

In this ultra-short one-room joke game that claims to be latest in SoftSoft’s “You Have to Put the Noun in the Other Noun” series, you find yourself in a party room with the Baby New Year and a champagne bottle nearby. Based on the title, can you solve this puzzle? There’s also a New Years Fun Fact every turn!

This game was a participant in the 7th annual New Year’s Minicomp.

IFDB | My walkthrough and map


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