Key & Compass presents:
A Dino's Night Out
by Aris Katsaris

A Dino's Night Out is a Z-machine work of interactive fiction written with Inform 6 and is © 2000 by Aris Katsaris. It was a participant in the DinoComp event.

In this small game, you play as a one-foot-tall velociraptor pet, but you are dissatisfied. Is this really how your life should be? Tonight, while your "owner" Tim and his family sleep, you will explore the house until you resolve your doubts. Three possible destinies await.

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 2 of the game.

SPOILERS AHEAD. Reading a walkthrough prematurely can sometimes diminish one's enjoyment of a work of interactive fiction. Please make an honest effort to play the game before reading this walkthrough.


Corridor Cupboard Bedroom Sister'sBedroom (exit) d



> about. x me. x bed. x Tim. eat Tim.

> out. look under bed.

> w.


> x purple. x green. x black. x brochure.

Choose a tape:

> take purpleortake greenortake black.

> e. ne. se.

Sister's Bedroom

There's three endings, depending on which tape you play. By the way, it's not possible to play more than one tape, or even play the same one twice.

> x VCR. put tape in VCR.

If you played the purple tape, return to Tim:

> nw. sw. enter bed.

*** You have chosen the path of Barney ***

If you played the green tape, return to Tim:

> nw. sw. enter bed.

*** You have chosen the path of the Flintstones ***

If you played the black tape, leave the house:

> nw. d.

*** You have chosen the path of Jurassic Park ***





This is the response to ABOUT:

This game is the first I ever complete - written in the last two days or so before the dino-comp deadline. Many thanks (and apologies) to David Dyte, creator of "A Bear's Night Out" whose permission I did *not* in any way ask before writing this game.


All three tapes are in the cupboard. You can only pick up one tape at a time, using your mouth. Play one of the tapes in the VCR in Tim's sister's bedroom.

Note that you will not pick up the brochure; you have no use for it.

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