Key & Compass presents:
Digging For Onions
by Christopher Huang

Digging For Onions is a Z-machine version 5 interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 1999 by Christopher Huang. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 4 event.

You play as an archaeologist at the site of the Eiffel Tower. Since it's a day of rest, you dare not do any work and risk being struck down by moonbeams. But you do love to look at the work already done and to walk around shamelessly unhooded where no one can see.

This solution is by David Welbourn.


MysteriousRoom MainOffices Beneaththe Tower Top ofthe EiffelTower YourQuarters u d

Your Quarters

> nw.

Main Offices

> x images. x equipment. s.

Top of the Eiffel Tower

> x city. d. n.

Mysterious Room

The player should have no trouble recognizing that this is a washroom.

> x bench. x dustcloth. x rectangle. take cloth. s. u.

Top of the Eiffel Tower

> take fruit. x it. x man.

> ask man about man. ask man about fruit. ask man about city.

> eat onion. ask man about wetness. d. n.

Mysterious Room

Note: You must be crying in order to successfully take the cloth. If your tears dried up, take another bite from the onion to start crying again.

> eat onion. take cloth.

*** 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.