Key & Compass presents:
The Body
by Sean Barrett

The Body is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2003 by Sean Barrett. It was a participant in the Speed-IF Jacket 2 event.

In this rather linear game loosely based on the Stephen King novella The Body, you play as a kid named Gordie Lachance. One of your friends found out about a dead body by the tracks outside of town, so a group of you are heading out to go see it.

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


West ofHouse Backyard FrontPorch Streetby House Inter-section TrainTracks TrainTracks A RiverRunsBy It (east 13 times) ne se s n e

West of House

Mostly just a linear walk. You can't do much with the NPCs, although you're welcome to try.

> quotes. i. x hammer. x Alex. e.


> x Betty. ne.

Front Porch

> x Chris. x matches. x house.

> burn house.

*** You have won ***

> undo

> e.

Street by House

> x d'Teddy. s.


> x e'Vern.

> s. e. e. e. e. e. e. e. e. e. e. e. e. e. n.

A River Runs By It

> x Loki. hit Loki. x giant. hit giant.

> x body. give hammer to body.

Thor reaminates. Loki flees. The giants are dispatched. Oh, and you're a girl.

*** You have won ***





Thank You to my Patreon supporters

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.