Key & Compass presents:
Moving (On)
by quackoquack

Moving (On) is a Glulx interactive fiction story written with Inform 7 and is © 2020 by quackoquack. It was made for the Narrascope 2020 Game Jam.

In this story, you play as a young woman back at your mum and dad's house. They're moving to a smaller place, so you're here to finish cleaning out your old room. Explore the memories associated with your old things and remember the lessons you've learned.

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

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reminisceon bear reminisceon comic draw ladder reminisceon hoodie reminisceon report reminisceon card Darkness The SchoolYard Classroom Your OldBedroom The Park Library Motorway

You are returned to your bedroom when a memory ends. You can also use the command PINCH to leave a memory before it has reached its conclusion.


Your Old Bedroom

Let's first fully explore what's here.

> x me. x bag. x window. x door. x switch.

> x stains. x paper.

> x bed. look under bed. x teddy bear.

> x wardrobe. open it. x hoodie. x hanger.

> x drawers. open it. x folder. x report. x folder.

> x table. x card.

Time to start exploring our memories. You'll want to want to start with your oldest memory, when you were at your youngest, and work your way forward in time.

> reminisce on teddy bear. SPACE


You learn the command PINCH to leave a memory.

> n. n. n.

> x light. x window. x bed.

> turn on light. SPACE

You have learned Calmness. Also, you can REMEMBER CALMNESS and REMEMBER LESSONS.

Your Old Bedroom

> put bear in bag.

> reminisce on comic. SPACE

The School Yard

> x Milo. x roof. x boy. x girl. x crowd.

> i. x notebook.

> draw ladder. SPACE


> i. x comic. x Maya. x teacher.

> talk to Maya. g. g.

You need to apply the lesson you learned in the previous memory.

> remember calmness. talk to Maya. SPACE

You have learned Confidence.

Your Old Bedroom

> put comic in bag.

> reminisce on hoodie. SPACE

The Park

Maya is now sixteen and wants beer.

> x Maya. x Alex. x license. x Isaac.

Maya wants you to use her stepsister's license to get beer.

> talk to Maya. g.

> remember confidence. talk to Maya.

> i. x money. x hoodie. (It has your name on it!)

> remove hoodie. w. SPACE

You have learned Audacity.

Your Old Bedroom

> put hoodie in bag.

> reminisce on report. SPACE


> x computer. i. x phone.

> call mum. (You're panicking.)

> remember calmness.

> call mum. text mum.

> text Maya.

> remember audacity. text Maya. SPACE

You have learned Diligence.

Your Old Bedroom

> put report in bag.

> reminisce on card. SPACE


> x car. search it. i. x phone.

> text mum. text dad. call rescue. (too nervous)

> remember calmness. call rescue. (They won't get here in time.)

> text Maya. (No, you won't make her worry.)

> text Alex. google. (too many possibilities)

> remember diligence. google. (It's most likely the battery.)

> text Isaac. (He's no help.)

> x cars. wave. (too self-conscious)

> remember confidence. wave. (doesn't work)

> remember audacity. wave. (also doesn't work)

Are you really out of options? Do you have to... give up?

> pinch. SPACE

Your Old Bedroom

You didn't fix the car. You didn't make that flight. You never saw Maya one last time.

You put everything into the bin bag and your guilt goes too. You have learned Acceptance.

*** The End ***





This is the end text after the story concludes:

Thank you so much for playing Moving (On). This was thrown together for the NarraScope 2020 Game Jam with the theme "growth" (a big thank you to the organizers too!)

I didn't leave myself enough time for polish and testing as I would have liked, so please send any typos or bugs my way. Or any thoughts in general, I'd love to hear them!

You can find me on Twitter and as @quackoquack :)


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