Key & Compass presents:
The Oily Deeps
by John Cater

The Oily Deeps is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 1999 by John Cater. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 7 event.

You play as someone who told some sailors they shouldn't have any more to drink. The next thing you know, you're regaining consciousness covered in crude oil, inside a oil tank, and without your stuff. That can't be healthy.

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


d d Bridge Top oftheStaircase In theOil On Deck Middleof theStairwell Platform Platform Platform Bottomof theStairwell StorageRoom AccessHallway AccessHallway AccessHallway Ante-Room Crew'sQuarters Platform Platform Platform u s u

In the Oil

> x me. x oil. s. s. w. w.

Storage Room

> x stuff. search stuff. g. g. g.

> x camera. x wallet. x clay. mold clay. e. e. e. e. e.

Crew's Quarters

> x bottle. x captain. x first. x second. wake captain.

> take bottle. w. n. u. w.

On Deck

> x bale. look under tarp. i. x pom-pom. x crate. x label. e. u. w.


Note: The wheel in the Bridge isn't mentioned; you have to guess that it's there, which is tricky, since examining the instruments gives the misleading message that they're unimportant.

> x picture. x window. x iceburg.

> x wheel. turn wheel.

*** You have won ***





You don't actually need any of this stuff:

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