Key & Compass presents:
The Blue Lettuce
by Caleb Wilson

The Blue Lettuce is a Glulx interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2021 by Caleb Wilson. It was a participant in the Text Adventure Literacy Jam 2021 event where it took 5th place. It was also a top-five finalist for the Scott's Choice Award.

In this short fantasy, you play as a groundhog in a wizard's garden. There's lots of tasty magical plants you want to eat today, but the blue lettuce is the tastiest!

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.


Green-house Crane-yard Top ofthe Vines Hedges Field Trunk Dock Canal NearRoots Hillside YourBurrow (to elsewhere) u u u d d d


NOTE: You can only use one-word or two-word commands in this game.

Your Burrow

> x me. x fur.

> x mint. eat mint. (+1)

> x penny. take it.

> u.


> x canal. x path. n.


> x pole. x gourd.

> push pole. (Gourd falls and a lily stops at the dock.)

> take gourd. ring it.

> x dock. x lily.

> e.


> smell. x lily. x water.

> eat lily. (+1)

> drop penny. (A lotus bloom floats up.)

> x lotus. eat lotus.

> e.

Near Roots

> x vines. u.


> x trumpet. take it. blow it.

> u.

Top of the Vines

> x berry. x stem.

> pull stem. take berry. eat berry. (+1)

> d. d. w. n.


> x grass. x dragon. eat dragon. (+1)

> wake dragon. ring gourd.

> play trumpet. (The dragon leaves.)

> eat gourd. (+1)

> eat trumpet. (+1)

> w.


> x sign. x hedges. x machine.

> push button. take ticket. x it.

> w. (won't: That takes you outside the garden.)

> e. n.


> x crane. x eyes. give ticket.

> n.


> x frame. x lettuce. x soil.

> open frame. take lettuce.

> eat lettuce. (+1)

*** You win! ***





The response to CREDITS is:

This game was written for the Text Adventure Literacy Jam.

It was playtested by Lisa Wilson, Seth Kaplan, Mathbrush, L. Pad, the Yako family, Christopher Merriner, and Garry Francis.



The response to SCORE is:

You have tried number out of 8 tasty magical plants in the garden.

The 8 magical plants that count towards your score when you eat them are:

  1. The tumble mint in Your Burrow.
  2. The bell gourd at the Dock.
  3. The lily that floats to the Dock when the gourd rings.
  4. The lotus that floats up in the Canal when you drop the penny.
  5. The trumpet flower that grows on the trunk of the vines.
  6. The pink sky berry that grows on a thorny stem at the top of the vines.
  7. The squash dragon that is sleeping in the field.
  8. The blue lettuce in the greenhouse's frame.

Interestingly, NOTIFY ON claims there's no score in this story.

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