Key & Compass presents:
by Teela Brown

Narcissi is a Glulx interactive fiction story written with Inform 7 and is © 2020 by Teela Brown. It was written for the Narrascope 2020 Game Jam.

In this short story, you play as someone who has finally gone for a walk after spending weeks at home. You've arrived at a shady grove with a pond and you're feeling lonely. This story features several Shakespearean quotes.

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

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Shady Grove

> x me. x bird. x book.

> talk to bird. ask bird about book.

> x trees. x pond. x lilies. x wabe.

> x boulder. x paperwhites.

> look in pond. drink water. (not close enough)

> get on boulder. drink water.



The bird is gone.

> x boulder. x pond.


*** All is well ended.. ***




The postscript after the story ends:

Thank you for playing through my Narrascope 2020 game! It incorporated lyrics from the traditional folk song, "Shady Grove," as performed by David Grisman and Jerry Garcia. Shakespearean text originated in Venus and Adonis, Othello, and As You Like It, retrieved from Open Source Shakespeare, The insulting Shakespearan words were collected from multiple sources, including anonymous internet lists, some of which credit Jerry Maguire, an English teacher at Center Grove High School, Greenwood Indiana, whose Shakespearean insult-generating homework assignment was included in Teaching A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth, by Peggy O'Brien, New York: Washington Square Press, 1993.

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