Key & Compass presents:
Mission from Short
by Jess Knoch and Jen Maddox

Mission from Short is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2004 by Jess Knoch and Jen Maddox. It was a participant in the Speed-IF Century event.

In this small game, you play as someone at the 2003 XYZZY Award Ceremony. It's odd that Mike Sousa wasn't here to claim his Best Individual Puzzle award, but that doesn't mean there's a conspiracy going on, does it?

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


ControlRoom FrontLobby StorageRoom GrandAuditorium OpulentHallway


Grand Auditorium

> about. x me. x tux. remove tux.

> x Eileen. ask Eileen about Mike. x people. (+1)

> e.

Opulent Hallway

> take box. (+1)

> x box. open box. push squares.

> look in box. x player. turn it on. (+1)

> n.

Front Lobby

> x doors. n. e.

Storage Room

> x body. x note. (+1)

> x hay. search hay. x rod. w. w.

Control Room

> x Aaron. hit Aaron. x Emily. wake Emily.

> x Jumbotron. x panel. open panel.

> unlock panel with rod. x Justin.

> hit Justin. kiss Justin. (+1)

> look in panel. x bomb. x button. push button.

*** You have died ***





You have so far scored your-score out of a possible 5, in several turns.

Thank You to my Patreon supporters

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!

I'm still creating new walkthroughs! Larger ones too! Please visit my Patreon account if you're interested in helping me create more interactive fiction walkthroughs. I appreciate all the help I can get! Thanks again.