Merk is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2011 by Jesse McGrew and Kate Matthews. It was an entry for the PAX East 2011 Speed-IF event.
"Dear Jim and Kevin,
I have a mission for you: find me a 100-year-old typewriter. You'll be rewarded with space riches beyond your wildest dreams!
Your new friend,
Merk from Pluto"
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.
> x me. i. x pass.
> x stuff. x counter. x envelope. take it.
> open envelope. read letter. (Jim enters.)
> x jim. x hat. x feather.
> show letter to Jim. (He's not interested and leaves. You grab a phone book.)
> x phone book. n.
> close door. w.
> read signage. x turnstile.
> put pass in turnstile.
> z. z. z. z. z. z. z. z. (You board automatically.)
> x seats. (At Broadway.)
> sit on seat. (At Andrew.)
> z. (At JFK/UMass.)
> z. (At North Quincy.)
> z. (At Wollaston.)
> z. (At Quincy Center.)
> z. (At Quincy Adams.)
> z. (At Braintree.)
Outside Braintree Station
Braintree Typewriter Services
> x salesman. x typewriters.
> ask salesman about typewriter. read letter.
> ask salesman about 100-year-old typewriter. (He escorts you to...)
> x paneling. x table. x typewriter.
> type on typewriter. (A vacuum carries you to...)
Tomb of the Unknown Tool
> x bed. x textbooks. x lamp. get lamp.
> make bed.
> x alien. (He now wants you to blow up the planet.)
> x dome. z. (A plunger rises out of the ground.)
> x plunger. push it.
*** The moral is: never open your mail ***
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