Key & Compass presents:
by Charles Mangin

Grue is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2017 by Charles Mangin. It was an entry in IF Comp 2017 where it took 54th place.

In this tiny adventure, you play as a grue, lurking in your lair. It is pitch black. Your goal is simple: eat a tasty adventurer.

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 5 of the game.

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


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> x me. i. open eyes. close eyes.

> listen. smell. xyzzy. out.

Darkness / cavern

> listen

> taste adventurer. (They leave.)

> follow adventurer

Darkness / tunnel

> listen

> touch adventurer. (They leave.)

> follow adventurer

Darkness / grotto

> listen

> smell adventurer. (They leave.)

> follow adventurer

Darkness / hollow

> listen

> listen to adventurer. (They fall into the pit.)

> follow adventurer

Darkness / pit

> listen

> lurk. eat adventurer. (+1. If lucky)

*** You are no longer hungry. Sated, you shuffle back to your lair to sleep. ***






As a grue, you have no inventory, but you do have these body parts:


The response to SCORE is:

In that game you scored your-score out of a possible 1, in some turns.

The point is awarded as follows:

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