Key & Compass presents:
Hey, I'm Supposed to be Free Range
by Opal O'Donnell

Hey, I'm Supposed to be Free Range is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 1998 by Opal O'Donnell. It was a participant in Adam Cadre's ChickenComp event. At the time, it was believed that Opal O'Donnell was an actual person and that Mr. Cadre simply borrowed her name with her permission when he submitted Photopia under her name to IF Comp 1998 later that year. However, in the Photopia Phaq v2.0, Mr. Cadre revealed many years later that "Opal O'Donnell" was a fiction and that he invented her and this game by her to provide him with a strong pseudonym for Photopia. And, one has to assume, that the ChickenComp event itself was created for that psuedonym usage. It should further be noted that Mr. Cadre does not consider every work written by him as representative of his work, and he would greatly prefer that unrepresentative works, such as this one, to not be listed in directories or catalogues as written by him. For example, IFDB lists this game's author as Anonymous.

In this small one-puzzle game, you play as a chicken who crosses the road everyday, and that's the way you like it. But today, someone's put up a bunch of traffic cones. Well, that's not going to stop you, is it?

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


(else) n n u (win!) (die!) Somewhere inthe middleof the road Abovethe cones South sideof theroad

South side of the road

> x me. i. x cones. n.

Somewhere in the middle of the road

You're in a maze of traffic cones. You can try wandering around via compass directions, but you aren't going to make any progress that way.

> uorfly.

Above the cones

> n.

*** You have won ***



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