Key & Compass presents:
Lost In New York
by Mikko Vuorinen

Lost In New York is an ALAN 2 interactive fiction game and is © 2000 by Mikko Vuorinen. The title is a riff on Neil deMause's 1996 game "Lost New York" which is a somewhat more ambitious work.

In this one-room joke game, you're literally lost in New York City. Try to find a way to get to your destination, wherever it is.

This solution is by David Welbourn.


Somewherein New York

Somewhere in New York

Some basic stuff to begin with:

> info

> x me. i. x screwdriver.

> x streets. x buildings. x people. x cars.

> x beggar. (He's not here.)

Try walking around? You don't seem to get anywhere.

> n. ne. e. se. s. sw. w. nw. u. d.

Use our eyes more?

> search streets. search buildings.

> search people. search me.

> read buildings. read cars.

Use our mouth?

> talk to people. sing. yell.

> eat screwdriver. eat people.

> kiss me. kiss people.

> blow me. blow people.

Use our nose?

> smell. smell me.

Use our feet more?

> jump. dance.

> enter building. climb building.

> enter car.

Try some IF magic? Be vulgar?

> xyzzy. plugh. plover. help. yes. no.

> fuck. fuck me. fuck people.

> piss. fart.

Use our hands? Attack things?

> touch me. touch people.

> take people. take car. take building. drop me.

> hit people. hit people with screwdriver.

> hit car. hit building.

> kill me. kill people.

Well, what's this screwdriver for?

> screw. unscrew. (Huh. The game doesn't know either verb.)

> drop screwdriver. throw screwdriver. (Nope. No maze-mapping that way.)

> wear screwdriver. sit on screwdriver.

> wave screwdriver.

You start swinging the screwdriver around. An old lady notices what you are doing and shouts, "Help! A crazy murderer! Help! Police!"

Soon the police arrive and you are arrested and taken to the station. After long interrogations you are finally released, and a friendly cop even offers you a ride to your destination.

Your screwdriver is confiscated, though. But it was about time to buy a new one anyway.

And that's how you win this game.




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