Key & Compass presents:
Birth of Mind
by Justin de Vesine

Birth of Mind is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2011 by Justin de Vesine. It was a participant in The penultimate not numbered New Year's Speed IF event.

In this very short story inspired by both Norse legends and Jack and the Beanstalk, you play as a little god named Jack. You want to find an ice giant who can tell you how to start Ragnarok.

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


(any dirbut up) d d d u u u In theHeavens Up theAsh Trunk Yggdrasil In theMist

In the Mist

> x me. i. x coin. x mist.

> n. w. e. s.

You may randomly see roots above you as you wander.

> u. u. u.

In the Heavens

> x giant. give coin to giant.

> ask giant about anything.

> d. d. d.

In the Mist

You can't see any kernels until you try taking one. And you have to guess where they are. There's four kernels, one in each location.

> take self-reliance. x it. wear it.

> u.


> take thought. x it. wear it.

> u.

Up the Ash Trunk

> take memory. x it. wear it.

> u.

In the Heavens

> take belief. x it. wear it.

*** Ragnarok comes. ***




From the Credits submenu via the ABOUT command:

Inform 7 is the work of Graham Nelson, and Birth of Mind was compiled using Andrew Hunter's compiler for Mac OS X.


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