Key & Compass presents:
Arthur's Day Out
by Jason "Waulok" Oakley

Arthur's Day Out is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2021 by Jason "Waulok" Oakley. It was an entry in Puny Jam #1 where it took 7th place.

In this small game, you play as Arthur. After a drinking binge, you wake up in the pub's broom closet with a headache. When you stumble out into the pub proper, there's no barman. There isn't anyone. What happened?

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

SPOILERS AHEAD. Reading a walkthrough prematurely can sometimes diminish one's enjoyment of an interactive fiction game. Please make an honest effort to play the game before reading this walkthrough.


Craggycave Secretcave Broomcloset Pub River-bank Pubverandah Elmstreetnorth Pineroad Pineroadeast Elmstreetwest Elmstreet Doctor'soffice Windmill Oakroad Top ofwindmill d enter canoe u


Broom Closet

> take knife. x it. take note.

> read note. (+10. "MOLES")

> x appliances.

> x pile. search it. x gown. take it.

> wear gown. (+10)

> open pocket. x pill. eat it. (+20)

> open door. e.


> x jukebox. x record.

> x holder. open it. x coin. take it. (+10)

> x painting. x carpet. x wallpaper. x floor.

> s.

pub verandah

> x boards. (need a tool to lift them)

> search boards. (something's down there)

> x devil. x windows. x sign.

> s.

Pine road

> x office. ("Dr Peter Venkman. Psychologist")

> x knob. x paint. open door. (locked)

> e. e. e. n. n.


> x canoe. look in canoe. (+10; found a hammer)

> take hammer. x it.

> enter canoe. (no: need a paddle)

> leave canoe.

> s. s. w. w. w. n.

pub verandah

> lift boards. (+20; using the hammer)

> take collar. x it. (+10; "Y RAM IRP")

> x board. take it.

> s. e. e. s. w.


> x sails. x machine. x slot. x tray.

> put coin in slot. (+10)

> take batteries. x batteries.

> u.

Top of windmill

> x safe. (has cat-shaped logo and 9 letter-buttons)

Okay, so get this. "Y RAM IRP" is PRIMARY backwards, yes? So that collar is... a backwards primary collar, which sounds like backwards primary color?

The primary colors are RED, YELLOW, and BLUE. Since you can't type DER or WOLLEY,...

> type eulb. (+30)

> look in safe. take torch. open it.

> put batteries in it. close torch.

> d. e. n. e. n. n.


> enter canoe. (using the board as a paddle)

Craggy cave

> x bat. x rocks.

> e.

Darkness / Secret cave

> turn on torch.

> take key. (+10)

> x track. x dais. x stone wall. read writing. ("Choose wisely!")

> x chocolate. x Snickers. x Flake. x Kitkat.

Return to the doctor's door:

> w. enter canoe. s. s. w. w. w.

Pine road

> unlock door with key.

> open door. g. s.

Doctor's office

> x blob. x oval. x triangle. x desk.

> x computer. type moles. (+20)

> x computer. (+10)

Ignoring the suits, and using K for King, 1 or A for Ace, and T for ten, the cards spell out K1TKAT.

Return to the cave:

> n. e. e. e. n. n. enter canoe. e.

Secret cave

> take Kitkat. (+30)

*** You have won ***






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