Another Day, Another Sea Monster is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2001 by Dan Schmidt. It was a participant in the Speed-IF Without Number event.
In this very short game, you play as a child on the beach who's gotten so sunburnt, you're purple! And unfortunately for you, a sea monster called the purple people eater has been sighted nearby.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.
On the Beach
Best look at mom first, since she leaves on turn 2.
> x mom. x me. x sign. (+1)
Examining the sign triggers the first appearance of the hat-wearing monster rising from the sea.
> x sand. take gravel. (+1) g.
> look. x bottle. read bottle. slather sunblock on me. (+1)
> x pebble.
About this time, the monster should be making its reappearance.
> x hat. x monster.
He captures you and takes you to...
Kitchen (in the skillet)
> x skillet. out. z. z. out.
On the Beach
*** You have won ***
You have so far scored your-score out of a possible 3, in some turns.
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!
I'm still creating new walkthroughs! Larger ones too! Please visit my Patreon account if you're interested in helping me create more interactive fiction walkthroughs. I appreciate all the help I can get! Thanks again.