Key & Compass presents:
Haunted House
by rockersuke

Haunted House is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2011 by rockersuke. (The author's real name is in the game's banner text, but he prefers to be credited as rockersuke.) This game was written for the Indigo New Language Speed-IF minicomp in 2011 and is a remake of a 1979 game originally published by Device Oriented Games. Its final version was published for the 2016 Year of Adventure jam.

In this game, I play as a teenager named Mike. Today, I can't clearly remember what the rumours said about the old McDaniel Mansion. Something about monsters in the basement? But one summer day, for lack of anything better to do, me and my improbable friends, Doc and Rose, decided to explore the place, abandoned for decades and as isolated from the rest of our boring village as it was from the rest of the world.

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 2 of the game.


Bluebedroom Secretpassage Greenbedroom Outside ofthe house West endof hall East endof hall Foyer Livingroom Diningroom Masterbedroom Library Den Corridor Kitchen Breakfastroom Servant'squarters Upstairsbedroom Corridor Dimly litroom Attic u (to Balcony) read paper


Outside of the house

> about.

> x door. take paper. read paper.

Overwhelming darkness

> turn on torch.


> x furniture. s. s.


> e.


> x debris. x gap. e. s. e.

Servant's quarters

> open cabinet. x key. w. n.


> take paper. read it. plugh. xyzzy. n.

Dining room

> x table. w. w. w. n.

Green bedroom

> x bed. look under bed. w. w.

Blue bedroom

> x bed. look under bed. s.

West end of hall

Note that the door will be locked unless you saw Rose take the key in the servant's quarters.

> x door. open door. s.

Master bedroom

> x bed. look under bed.

> e. e. e. e.


> x shelves. x ladder. x gap. u.

Dimly lit room

> w. w.


> x balcony. w. w. w. w. n.

Upstairs bedroom

Reading the letter unlocks the door to the attic.

> x bed. x desk. open drawer.

> x clippings. x mail. x letter.

> s. e. e.


You must look at Indigo three times to reach the ending.

> x window. x Indigo.

> ask Indigo about anything.

> x Indigo. again.

*** END ***

> amusing

The AMUSING text lists, in detail, the differences between this game and the original "Haunted House" game. The game makes a lot more sense after reading it all, so please don't skip it.





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