Key & Compass presents:
Fade to Black
by D. Jacob Wildstrom

Fade to Black is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2004 by D. Jacob Wildstrom. It was a participant in the Speed-IF Century event.

In this tiny game, you play as one of hundreds of stagehands at the 2003 XYZZY Awards ceremony. Justin Timberlake is here backstage with you and let's just say you're not a fan.

This solution is by David Welbourn.


u On theCatwalk Backstageat theXYZZYAwards d

Backstage at the XYZZY Awards

Yes, it's a z1 game. Fear and tremble. You cannot UNDO your turns.

> x me. x Justin. hit Justin. kiss Justin.

> ask Justin about Justin. x curtains.

Eventually, there will be a crash, a piece of masonry will fall, and Boldo will arrive one turn after that. Since this event happens at random, you might need to type "wait" or "z" a few times until it happens.

> x chunk. take it. throw it at Justin.

> x adventurer. search Boldo. g. g.

> x eye. x ladder. x death star.

> drop ladder. up.

On the Catwalk

> drop chunk.

*** MTV cries! ***




Also, it's mentioned that you're wearing overalls, but they're not implemented or listed.

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.