Key & Compass presents:
The Hand That Rocks The Pumpkin
by Christopher Huang

The Hand That Rocks The Pumpkin is a Z-machine work of interactive fiction written with Inform 6 and is © 1998 by Christopher Huang. This was an entry in the Speed-IF 2 event.

You play as someone who moved to New York City a month ago. It's a shame Katherine chose to stay behind, because thanks to your online friend Miseri, you've got an invitation to go to Mr DeMause's Halloween Masque tonight, but he failed to give you directions. And it's a pea-souper outside too.

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


(into the fog) YourApartment Porch WashingtonSquare

Your Apartment

> i. x glass. x mess. search mess.

> x earring. x stone. take stone. s.


> x jack. open it. x note. x fog. s.

Washington Square

> drop glass. take hand. x hand.

> x signet. put stone in signet. s.

The hand directs you to deMause's apartment.

*** You have won ***



The closest thing to an NPC in this game is the disembodied hand, but there are other characters mentioned:


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!

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