Key & Compass presents:
The Lobster
by Caleb Wilson

The Lobster is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2001 by Caleb Wilson. It was a participant in the Speed-IF Without Number event.

In this small game, you play as a lobster, captured in an act of war and boiled purple by your enemy. You will escape this indignity, take your revenge, and return to your people in the sea.

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


A Pot On theCounter On thePatio The Floor TheLounge (win) push pot d d

A Pot

> about. x me. i. x claws. x shell. x water. x pot.

> out. push pot.

On the Counter

> x board. x knife. x hat. take all. d. e.

The Lounge

> x chef. x foot. x paper.

> wear hat. pinch foot. kill chef with knife.

> x chef. n. d.

*** You have won ***





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This walkthrough is provided free of charge since I wrote this walkthrough prior to January 2015 when I began my Patreon account, and also because the work it's based on has less than fifteen locations (so I wouldn't have charged for it anyway). I've since reformatted this walkthrough to use my currently preferred style. I hope you enjoy it!

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