Key & Compass presents:
Looking for Godot
by Patrick Shaughnessy

Looking for Godot is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 5 and is © 1996 by Patrick Shaughnessy.

In this small whimsical game, you're searching your home for a copy of Waiting for Godot to return to your English teacher. It's not on the porch; you only found a rotting fish there. Now where could that book be?

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.


Bathroom Kitchen Porch ComputerRoom LivingRoom Outsidethe Shed Patio Yard Insidethe Shed u d in out



> verbose.

> x box. open it. x toothpick. take box.

> x herring.

> w.


> x oven.

> x closet. open it. x broom. take it.

> x door. unlock door with toothpick. (+1)

> drop toothpick.

> open door. w.


> x combination. take it.

> e. s.

Living Room

> x set.

> s.


> x enema. w.

Outside the Shed

> x shed. unlock shed with combination. (+2)

> drop combination. open door. in.

Inside the Shed

> x shovel. take it.

> out. e. e.


> dig lawn with shovel. (+3. You find a wooden chest!)

> drop shovel. x chest. open it. take it.

> w. n. u.

Computer Room

> x computer. turn it on.

> x sock.

> d. n.


> put chest on oven. (+4; CD-ROM revealed)

> take CD.

> s. u.

Computer Room

> put CD in computer. (+5; The broom's command word is "Dickens".)

> say Dickens to broom. (A blue volume appears; the broom vanishes.)

> x volume. take it.

*** You have won ***



This is entirely a solo-adventure, but some other characters are mentioned:


NOTE: You have a carrying capacity of FIVE items.

Honorable mention:


The response to SCORE is:

You have so far scored your-score out of a possible 15, in several turns.

Points are awarded as follows:

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