Key & Compass presents:
In the Navy!
by "Ernesto Heywood"

In the Navy! is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2004 by "Ernesto Heywood".

In this brutal parody, you play as the captain of an Iowa-class battleship, the USS Stevedore, currently in the Persian Gulf to support the troops in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Your every weapon is loaded and ready to fire.

CAUTION: The game's protagonist is a racist, a bigot, a sadist, and a homophobe. The game contains over-the-top violence, a huge amount of homoerotic innuendo, and intentionally bad room descriptions.

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


Map 1: Deck Five

Deck 4Stairwell Sick Bay Corridor5-4 Corridor5-5 Deck 5Stairwell AdvertisingRoom 1 Corridor5-2 ServerRoom Captain'sBathroom Corridor5-3 Corridor5-1 Captain'sLivingRoom Captain'sBedroom ViewingLounge USSStevedoreBridge Captain'sReadyRoom Captain'sPrivateDungeon d u

Map 2: Deck Four

d u e u d s Deck 5Stairwell AdvertisingRoom 4 Ship'sLibrary Corridor4-2 Corridor4-3 Deck 4Stairwell AdvertisingRoom 2 Corridor4-1 Ship'sDisco Rec Room WrestlingTheater LockerRoom Ship's Gym Ship's Bar Showers Deck 4Toilets AdvertisingRoom 3 Ship'sCinemaOutside


Players should be aware that this game is a vicious parody of a specific author's style. I won't spoil things here by revealing who the real author is or who it's parodying since the target of the parody is not known for being a good sport.

The game In the Navy! can be found somewhere on the author's own website. You might remember the author for his essay on how he never wants to see the phrase "Nicely done!" in an IF review, nor gutless reviews of AIF games.

USS Stevedore - Bridge

The game has no specific ending. You play until bored, and then quit.

> push red button. (+10) g. (+10) g. (+10) g.

> push blue button. (+10) g. (+10) g. (+10) g.

> push green button. (+10) g. (+10) g. (+10) g.

> x Calvin. hit Calvin. (+10)

> n. w. s.

Viewing Lounge

> x Rice. hit Rice. (+10)

> n. e. e. e. s.

Captain's Quarters - Private Dungeon

> x Carver. hit Carver. (+10)

> n. w. w. n. w. e. e.

Server Room

> x Wong. hit Wong. (+10)

> w. n. w.

Sick Bay

> x Marvin. hit Marvin. (+10)

> e. e. e.

Deck 5 Stairwell

> x sign. d.

Deck 4 Stairwell

> x sign. d. (+100)

> u. s. s.

Ship's Bar

> x Ruggles. hit Ruggles. (+10)

> s.

Ship's Cinema - Outside

> x list. w. e. n. n. n. w. w. w.

Ship's Library

> x Walden. hit Walden. (+10)

> e. s. w. e. s.

Locker Room

> x Mitchell. hit Mitchell. (+10)

> e.

Ship's Gym

> x Mueller. hit Mueller. (+10)

> w. s.

Deck 4 Toilets

> x Shapiro. hit Shapiro. (+10)

> w.


> x Hargrove. hit Hargrove. (+10)

> quit.




You have so far scored your-score out of a possible 300, in several turns, earning you the rank of ranking.



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