A dead man's hug is a Glulx interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2017 by Marius Müller (as "Leaner Gilts"). It was a participant in the Speed-IF Potato Peeler event.
You are being chased by an angry cassowary.
But all you are trying to do is peel this potato.
The symbolism should be obvious.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.
Laboratory of Dementia
> x me. i. (carrying nothing)
> x potato. x box. x table. x videoscreen.
> take potato.
You are stopped and warned by a ghostly horse.
> open box. x donut.
> take potato. (You drop it... onto the street?)
> x peeler. take peeler.
> take potato. (It falls through a sewer grate.)
> x grate. open grate.
> pry grate with peeler. (You're now in...)
You hear the cassowary!
> take potato. (You and the potato are flushed deep into the Earth...)
Underground Lake (in the mysterious boat)
> x boat. x man.
> ask man about potato. ask man about himself.
> ask man about horse. ask man about peeler.
> ask man about donut. ask man about boat.
> ask man about me. ask man about laboratory.
> ask man about street. ask man about sewers.
> ask man about cassowary.
The cassowary kills the fairyman! You dive to...
> x toilet. x tub. x sink.
> xyzzy. (Blurb about cassowaries.)
> x mirror.
*** You are a cassowary too. ***
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