Key & Compass presents:
Curse of the Garden Isle
by Ryan Veeder

Curse of the Garden Isle is a Glulx interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is ยฉ 2018 by Ryan Veeder.

In this game, you play as an employee of the Natural History Museum on the island of Kaua'i. Tourists have this habit of taking rocks from the island, but when they finally realize what curse they've invoked, they mail the rocks back here. Today, it's your job to return the stolen rocks to their proper places on the island. Finding chickens everywhere is completely optional.

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.


๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš— Ha'enaStatePark HanaleiValleyLookout Kilauea ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ NaturalHistoryMuseum Pu'u OKilaLookout Cemetery ๐Ÿ•‰๏ธ Koke'eStatePark HoloholokuHeiau Wailua Mars Lihu'e Waimea FortElizabeth ๐Ÿณ๏ธ Koloa โ›ฝ ๐ŸฆŽ SpoutingHornPark Ocean in u out d



Something is rising from below the water.

> about.

> x me. x waves. x bubbles. x shape.

> x sky. x lava. x mountain.



> x me. i. x key.

> x tank. x station.

> x dumpster. look in dumpster.

> w.

Fort Elizabeth

> x grasses. x rocks.

> climb rocks. x flagpole. x mound. x gecko.

> follow footpath.

> x sea. x chicken. x highway.

> w.

๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ” club wooby ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ”

There are three club wooby missions associated with finding chickens in this game:

Yes, you are very excited and delighted to learn that there are chickens hiding all over the island! Many many chickens! Find them! Look at them! But obviously, I must not tell you where they are without voiding the missions, so this one chicken at Port Elizabeth is the only chicken I'll mention in this walkthrough, okay?

To embark on these missions, use the command WOOBY MODE to activate wooby mode. When you complete a mission, the game tells you a password. Send that code via email to Ryan Veeder, the author, and he'll credit the appropriate number of buttons to your club wooby account.


> x people. x lot. look in car. read paperwork.

> n.


> x stream. x log. move log. look in log.

> x waves. x sea. x red earth. x bushes. x dune.

> n.

Koke'e State Park

> x museum. x porch. x board. x trees.

> enter museum. (locked)

> unlock door with key. in.

Natural History Museum

> x rock. x nut press. x petroglyph.

> x desk. (Six paackages)

It's simplest to deal with the packages one at a time.

> take package. open it.

> x angular rock. read short letter.

This rock belongs at the hole where "the giant lizard lives". That will be Spouting Horn Park, which is south from where you started.

> out.

Koke'e State Park

> close door. lock it.

> sw. s. e. e. s.

Spouting Horn Park

> x park. x market.

> x figurines. x necklaces.

> x horn. ("lizard stuck in the hole")

> x platform.

> x formation. put rock in formation. (no, but...)

> x fence. x gap.

> put rock in gap. (One down!)

> e. w. w. n. n.

Koke'e State Park

> unlock door. in.

Natural History Museum

> take package. open it.

> read typed letter. x red rock.

> x photograph. (of the family outside a saloon)

Obviously, this rock belongs at Mars.

> out.

Koke'e State Park

> close door. lock it.

> sw.


> put red rock in log.

> n.

Koke'e State Park

> unlock door. in.

Natural History Museum

> take package. open it.

> x notecard. x obsidian shard.

The "Russian fort" is, of course, Fort Elizabeth.

> out.

Koke'e State Park

> close door. lock it.

> sw. s. e.

Fort Elizabeth

> x pole. put shard on mound.

> w. n. n.

Koke'e State Park

> unlock door. in.

Natural History Museum

> take package. open it.

> x notebook page. x white rock.

> drop white rock. (This rock doesn't belong anywhere.)

> take package. open it.

> x rubbing. (Japanese or Chinese)

> x speckled rock.

There's a Japanese cemetery in the middle of the island. Circle around to Wailua and head inland from there.

> out.

Koke'e State Park

> close door. lock it.

> sw. s. e. e. n.


> x walkway. x facade. read inscription.

> x building. x porch. x bench.

> x doors. look in doors.

> x paintings. x cases. x canoe.

> n.


> x resort. (Where they filmed Elvis in Blue Hawaii.)

> enter resort.

> x trees. x fence. x padlock. x lot.

> w.

Holoholoku Heiau

> x sign. x stones. (Where Chief Kaumuali'i was born.)

> x slab. x piko. look in cleft.

> climb stairway.


> x curbs. x tombstones.

> x tokens. x buddha. x river.

> put rock on grave.

> d. e. s. w. w. w. n. n.

Koke'e State Park

> unlock door. in.

Natural History Museum

> take package. open it.

> x postcard. x smooth rock.

Well, head to Ke'e Beach.

> out.

Koke'e State Park

> close door. lock it.

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


> x Paco's. x porch. x counter. x chef.

> x tacos. buy tacos. eat taco. g. g.

> w.

Hanalei Valley Lookout

> x tourists. x fence. x rail. x cavity.

> x bottle. take bottle.

> open bottle. x log.

> close bottle. put bottle in cavity.

> x view. x mountains.

> w.

Ha'ena State Park

> x beach. x cars. x sign. x pool. x cave.

> put rock in pool. (no)

You can't get to Ke'e Beach this way. Perhaps approach it from another direction?

> e. e. e. s. w. w. w. n. n. ne.

Pu'u O Kila Lookout

> x sign. x trail. x valley.

> x trees. x ocean.

> drop rock.

*** You looked at NUMBER chickens. ***

> evaluation





Found dead:



From the response to CREDITS:

Thank you very much for playing this game! I hope you're enjoying it.

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