Key & Compass presents:
The Angel Curse
by David Welbourn

The Angel Curse is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2003 by David Welbourn. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 19 event.

In this short game, you play as a young woman in a wheelchair and feeling rather sorry for yourself. You're in the gymnasium of St. Catherine's because your friend Amy asked you to be here, but you're just not feeling it. You don't belong here. But where can you go?

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.


d e e Gymnasiumat St.Catherine's First FloorHallway(North End) First FloorHallway(South End) (win) Sewer Deeper inthe Sewer

Gymnasium at St. Catherine's

> x girls. x amy. x me. x wheelchair.

> i. x angel. remove it. g. x bag. open it.

> x jagged bit. x long bit. x shiny bit. x green bit.

> e.

First Floor Hallway (North End)

> x fish. s.

First Floor Hallway (South End)

> x grate. take long bit. open grate. out. d. e.

Deeper in the Sewer

> x gator. kiss gator. x me.

> x gator. kiss gator. e.

*** You have won ***

As the game's author, I should clarify that the player-character always was a mermaid, but she was tricked into wearing a cursed angel pendant by some villain. The pendant made her appear to be a crippled woman and also made her forget her mermaid heritage.

Also, the PC is based on Lori Lemaris, a mermaid character in the Superman comic books who wasn't emo and wasn't ignorant of her past, but she did use a wheelchair and she did pretend to be a normal human.





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This walkthrough is provided free of charge since I wrote this walkthrough prior to January 2015 when I began my Patreon account, and also because the work it's based on has less than fifteen locations (so I wouldn't have charged for it anyway). I've since reformatted this walkthrough to use my currently preferred style. I hope you enjoy it!

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