Key & Compass presents:
A Beginning
by Johnicholas Hines

A Beginning is a Z-machine interactive fiction story written with Inform 6 and is © 2004 by Johnicholas Hines (as Anonymous). It was a participant in the Speed-IF >= 20 event. Only the source code was submitted, so you may need to compile the story file yourself in order to play it.

In this very short story based on the Biblical story of the Garden of Eden, you play as someone enjoying the newly-created land. You also find your growing belly particularly wonderful.

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

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


RockyEarth Green andGrowingEarth

Rocky Earth

> x rocky. w. x belly. x moving. e.

Green and Growing Earth

Note: You will be prompted to "call Him" six turns after eating the round thing. You must pray here to summon Him.

> x flowing. x tree. x round. take it.

> eat round. pray.

*** You have won ***



Note: The protagonist is never named, but must be Adam from the Biblical story.


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