Key & Compass presents:
Edge of the Cliff
by Poster

Edge of the Cliff is a Z-machine interactive fiction story written with Inform 7 and is © 2011 by Poster.

In this very short one-room trollish story, you play as a young woman whose heart is broken because of HIM. You are at the edge of the cliff with a bottle of whiskey in your hand. Your diary, sandals, and bandana lie beside you.

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

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


Edge ofthe Cliff

Is your gender male or female? ANYTHING

Is your romantic interest male or female? ANYTHING

Edge of the Cliff

> x me. (You're Scarlett Sarah Jane and crying.)

Note that the player-character is always female, and her romantic interest is male, regardless of how you answered the initial questions.

> i.

The game denies your attempt to examine your inventory with one of these random responses:

Your only real options are either to LOOK or to EXAMINE something. Looking or examining yourself is permitted. Examining any of the highlit items results in you falling off the cliff and dying.

By the way, if you enter the name of something, that's treated as examining it.

> bottleordiaryorsandalsorbandana.

You fall off the cliff and die. Exactly how and why differs based on the object.

*** The End ***

Oddly, some meta-commands like RESTART, RESTORE, and QUIT are blocked:

> undo

> jump. (No.)

> restart. (No.)

> restore. (No.)

> quit. (No.)

> save. (Heh. Still no.)

So, um, that's the story. I guess you'll have to make your own conclusions about what the point of that was.

> about.

Edge of the Cliff is a satirical response to the non-interactive trend that has plagued IF in recent years.

Oh, wait, there it is.



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