Key & Compass presents:
Comp00ter Game
by Brendan Barnwell

Comp00ter Game is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2000 by Brendan Barnwell (as "Austin Thorvald"). It was an entry in IF Comp 2000 where it took 49th place. Astonishingly, that wasn't last place; four other entries ranked lower than this travesty.

In this tiny pointless, buggy, and incomplete game, you play as a naked man wandering in four abstract rooms looking for something to do while the author regales you with his hideous prose and insulting banter. It's really bad and there's no way to win.

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 257 of the game.


roomto thenorth StartingRoom secretroom roomto thesouth

Starting_Room with name

> x me. i. (naked)

> x fish. take fish. (can't)

> x key. take key.

> x computer. shut down computer. (you die)

> w. (can't go that way)

> n.

This is the other room to the north

There should be rocks here, but they're not.

> n. (you die)

> s. s.

This is th eroom to the west of where you started or maytbe its east I dont remember

> x woman. (She tells you about the secret room.)

> x snake. (20% chance of killing you every turn?)

> x rocks. (Something to do with the fish?)

> n. e.

This is a secret room wow

> x door.

You can't open the door: it's locked. But you can't unlock the door. Entering the door causes an error by incorrectly moving the player.

And that's all there is to this game. A total waste of time.

> quit.



Well, let's see...


There's three ways to get a death message, but none actually end the game.

  1. In the starting room, shut down computer to die.
  2. In the room to the north, go any direction but south to die.
  3. Every turn you're in the same room with snake, there's a random chance it will kill you.

There are no winning endings.


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