Key & Compass presents:
Islands Far Away
by Shanon Fernald

Islands Far Away is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2010 by Shanon Fernald. It was an entry in the Ludum Dare Game Competition #17.

In this small juvenile game, you play as someone struggling to write a computer game with an islands theme. If only you could get rid of your distractions and focus, maybe, just maybe you can write a game so awesome, it'll be your ticket to fame, fortune, and your own island far far away.

Content warning: masturbation and dog excrement.

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.


Island den kitchen bedroom bathroom successfullymake gamethe 3rd time



> x monitor. (You're supposed to write a game with an islands theme.)

> x monitor. (Get going on your game.)

> x iphone. x mini. x crap. x chair.

> stand. s.


> x bed. x dog. x box.

> e.


> x mirror. x sink. x toilet.

> ne.


> x table. x sink.

> x fridge. open it. x sandwich. close fridge.

> x poster. take it.

> sw. w.


So, um, while you're here with a tissue-substitute:

> get on bed. masterbate. (+1; using the poster)

> stand. n.


Weirdly, "write game" isn't understood.

> make game. (+1)

You stop because of a smell.

> stand. s.


> make bed. (+1; Corky left you a present.)

> look. take shit. (+1; using the poster)

> e.


> open toilet. put poster in toilet.

> flush toilet. (+1)

> w. n.


> make game. (+1)

Now Corky is barking and you notice the iphone.

> stand. (You can't be on the chair to earn the next point.)

> x iphone. (+1; You remember why you broke it.)

Return to the kitchen:

> s. e. ne.


You can't just "give sandwich to Corky"; you must feed him.

> open fridge. take sandwich.

If Corky isn't here, wait for him to arrive.

> feed Corky. (+1; with the double down sandwich.)

> sw. w. n.


Again, if Corky isn't here, wait for him to arrive.

> x Corky. (Now you think he wants a toy to play with.)

> x crap. (You find a toy hamburger.)

> x toy. give toy to Corky. (He runs off with it.)

> make game. (+1)

You notice Steve Jobs sent you an email. One year later...


> x iphone. x Corky.

> x mai tai. drink it.

> x Nina. kiss Nina.

> x sunset. (+1)

*** You have won ***







The response to SCORE is:

You have so far scored your-score out of a possible 10, in several turns.

Points are awarded as follows:

* BUG: Some points can be earned more than once just by repeating the associated action.

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