Elephants and the Afterlife is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2000 by David Fillmore. It was entered in the Speed-IF 13 event. Release 2 was released the day after Release 1 (which has the slightly different title The Elephant and the Afterlife) and both versions are available in the Speed-IF 13 collection.
You play as someone in a Chinese restaurant with no exits, a blocked up chimney, and a peanut. Then an elephant bursts in through the east wall and accidentally kills you. The game continues from there.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 2 of the game.
Don't give the peanut to the elephant, or you lose them both.
> x me. i. x peanut. (Soon after the third turn, an elephant crashes in through the east wall, and kills you.)
> x elephant. x me. x corpse. take peanut. x chimney. e.
Field of Mud
You can't refer to the pidgeon. Fortunately, you don't need to.
> x mud. hit mud. x pigeon. x tree. u. (The elephant should follow you up the tree.)
Up a Tree
The elephant follows you up. Tree collapses and disappears. Elephant eats peanut and disappears.
Field of Mud
> z. z. z. (After three turns without the tree no longer shading the mud, the mud should dry out and become dirt. But it's still called "mud".)
> hit mud. look. x crowbar. take it.
You are now back in the restaurant.
> hit chimney.
You release Santa Claus and he furnishes the restaurant. Then the restaurant owner brings you back to life.
*** You have won ***
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!
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