Key & Compass presents:
by Joseph Miller

LiveJoseph is a Z-machine work of interactive fiction written with Inform 7 and is © 2011 by Joseph Miller.

In this short interactive non-fiction, you're visiting the game's author in his apartment. Make yourself at home and ask Joseph questions about his job, his family, and a few other topics.

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

SPOILERS AHEAD. Reading a walkthrough prematurely can sometimes diminish one's enjoyment of a work of interactive fiction. Please make an honest effort to play the work before reading this walkthrough.

Map of Joseph's apartment

Bedroom LivingRoom DiningRoom Bathroom Kitchen


Living Room

Most of the gameplay is just asking Joseph here about various topics. Unfortunately, apart from the suggested topic "work", you'll just have to guess what those topics are.

Accordingly, I suggest touring his entire apartment first for clues, then return here for all the conversation. Okay?

> notify on.

> x me. i. (nothing)

> x Joseph. x recliner. x table. x couch. (Nothing special about any of them.)

> take Kindle. x it.

> e.

Dining Room

> x hutch. x cabinets. x collection.

> x Twisty. (+1)

> score. take Twisty.

> x camera. take it.

> s.


> x beets. take beets. eat beets. (+1)

> n. e.


> x toilet. x sink.

> sit on toilet. poop. pee.

> flush toilet. wash hands.

> w. n.


Nothing implemented in this room as all. Oh well.

> s. w.

Living Room

> sit on couch.

First, ask all about Joseph's work.

> ask Joseph about work. (+1)

> ask Joseph about Conness. (+1)

> ask Joseph about mental health. (+1)

> ask Joseph about client. (+1)

> ask Joseph about treatment. (+1)

> ask Joseph about interventions. (+1)

> ask Joseph about classroom. (+1)

> ask Joseph about boss. (+1)

> ask Joseph about coworker. (+1)

Next, ask all about Joseph's family.

> ask Joseph about house. (+1)

> ask Joseph about mom. (+1)

> ask Joseph about Mark. (+1)

> ask Joseph about rugs. (+1)

> ask Joseph about dad. (+1)

> ask Joseph about Hannah. (+1)

> ask Joseph about hospital. (+1)

Now ask about Magic: The Gathering, which I don't think is clued anywhere, but I asked about "game" and lucked into it.

> ask Joseph about Magic. (+1)

> ask Joseph about season. (+1)

> ask Joseph about game. (+1)

The topic well is running dry, but there's a few more topics left.

> ask Joseph about Kindle. (+1)

> ask Joseph about Jewsorask Joseph about sex. (+1)

> ask Joseph about weather. (+1)

There is no ending to this game. You can't leave the apartment or say goodbye, and the game does nothing special when you have all the points. So just quit the game when you're done with it.

> quit.






The response to SCORE is:

You have so far scored your-score out of a possible 24, in several turns.

Points are awarded as follows:

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