Key & Compass presents:
The oldest hangover on Earth
by Marius Müller

The oldest hangover on Earth is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2015 by Marius Müller. It was entered Ectocomp 2015 where it took 2nd place in La Petite Mort division.

You play as someone who got mummified for a lark centuries ago, then woke up with their cat in modern times. Unfortunately, you're missing a few vital organs which you'll need to replace before you can make your way in this new world.

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


Examin-ationRoom Hallway EntryHall (The End)


> stand. open sarcophagus.

Examination room

> x me. i. stand.

> x khepera. x sarcophagus.

> x door. x sensor. touch it.

> x steel table. x book. read it. (You now know English.)

> x counter. x laptop. read it. (You now know modern life.)

> x end table. x heart. look in it.

> x lung. take mouse. x it. give mouse to khepera. (Wants a challenge.)

> x stomach. x fridge. open it. look in it.

> take processor. x it. x salad. take it.

Instead, you toss the salad on the floor, summoning a vaccuming drone.

> put processor in stomach. (+1)

> take drone. (It's a bit too fast for you.)

> put mouse on drone. (Khepera flips over the drone.)

> take drone. put drone in lung. (+1)

> break laptop. take cpu. x it.

> put cpu in heart. (+1. You are now fully functional.)

It's not obvious which way the door is.

> touch sensor. e.


> x coat hook. x coat. take coat.

> s.

Entry hall

> take stack. read newspaper. (New York?)

> s. (Can't go naked.)

> wear coat. s.

I refuse to comment on the "twist" ending.

*** The End ... ? ***



There's only one other character, unless you think the drone counts:

Only mentioned:



You have so far scored your-score out of a possible 3, in several turns.

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