Key & Compass presents:
Food Magic
by Paul Hughes, Caolan Madden, Rory Madden, and Laura Hughes, with a little help from Carl Muchenhoupt

Food Magic is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2010 by Paul Hughes, Caolan Madden, Rory Madden, and Laura Hughes, with a little help from Carl Muchenhoupt. It was a participant in the PAX East 2010 Speed-IF event.

In this small silly game, you play as someone who's far more interested in cooking up varieties of Old Granny's soda bread than paying the landlord his rent money. America!

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.


out CryingPlace Outside in

Crying Place

There's generally "nothing special" about most of the objects in the game.

> x me. i. x key.

After three turns, the landlord demands rent, thrusting his hand through a hole in the door. Anything you give to him, he throws it back.

> cry. x tear.

> x hand. x door. x hole.

> take knife. x it. cut hand. (+1)

> take cookbook. read it.

> take hand. x it.

> put tear on hand. wave hand. (+1)

*** You win! As a reward, you eat the following: A potato (of which there was a dearth) a mango tang ***

> undo

> unlock door with key. open door. out.


> take lobster. take fettuccini.

> get lamp. (+1)

> put lobster on fettuccini. (+1)

*** You win! But at what cost? To us? ***






I note that "take all" reveals a "xyzzy" spell, but I don't know how one learns it.


You have so far scored your-score out of a possible 0, in several turns.

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