Key & Compass presents:
Dream Pieces
by Iam Curio

Dream Pieces is a Quest interactive fiction game and is © 2013 by Iam Curio. It was an entry in IF Comp 2013 where it took 20th place.

In this one-room playful wordplay game, you wake in your bedroom but it's just not the same! You're dreaming. It's a seeming. So take everything. Break, burn, and cut 'em: the pieces they bring! Mix pieces together and make something new. Now escape from this dream; that's what you must do.

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Version 4.0 of the game.

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Woken Up Bedroom


You are first asked to enter your birthdate [mmddyyyy], but any eight-digit number will do:

> 01012000 (for example)

Begin by examining everything.

> about.

> x bed. x sheets.

> x box. open box. x hummer.

> x chair. x floor mat.

> x desk. x lamp. x clock.

Break some things, then make a hammer:

> take lamp. break lamp. (+2)

> x la.

> take hummer. break hummer. (+3)

> x mmer.

> take chair. break chair.

> x c. x ha.

> mix ha with mmer. (+4; you have a hammer!)

> x hammer.

Use your hammer to break more things, then make a blade:

> break bed with hammer.

> x b. x e. x d.

> break desk with hammer.

> x de. x k.

> mix b with la.

> mix bla with de. (+4; you have a blade!)

> x blade.

Use your blade to cut things, then make matches:

> cut sheets with blade. (+4)

> x s. x he.

> cut floor mat with blade. (+4)

> x mat. x oor.

> mix mat with c.

> mix matc with he.

> mix matche with s. (+4; you have matches!)

> x matches.

Use your matches to burn the box, then make a door:

> burn box with matches. (+3)

> x y.

> mix d with oor. (+3; clock falls)

> x door.

Break the clock, then make a lock and key and escape!

> take clock. break clock. (+2)

> x lo. x ck.

> mix lo with ck. (+4)

> x lock.

> mix k with e.

> mix ke with y. (+8; you found a key!)

> x key. take key.

> unlock door. open door. out.

Woken Up

* Congratulations, you have won! Tell mom and dad and share the fun! *

H A P P Y - B I R T H D A Y ! ! !



You are the only character in this game.



This is the response to CREDITS:

Dream Pieces, Version 4.0 by M4u for Quest 5

The folks down here took time to test. Hope you'll agree they did their best.


You begin with no inventory.

Note that you can't make anything optional. For example, you can't make a CHECK by mixing CHE with CK.

Normal items
Bits and pieces

Note: You can MIX something WITH something-else without needing to pick them up first.


The response to SCORE is:

You have scored your-score out of 50, giving you the rank: rank.

  • You broke the lamp. (2)
  • You broke the hummer. (3)
  • You created the hammer. (4)
  • You broke the bed. (3)
  • You broke the desk. (2)
  • You created the blade. (4)
  • You cut the sheets. (4)
  • You cut the floor mat. (4)
  • You created the matches. (4)
  • You burned the box. (3)
  • You created the door. (3)
  • You broke the clock. (2)
  • You created the lock. (4)
  • You found the key. (8)

The possible ranks are:

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