Key & Compass presents:
Paparazzi is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2004 by EV. It took 6th place in the Commodore 32 Contest, where the storyfile entries could be no larger than 32K in size.
To quote this tiny game:
You belong to the paparazzi that hunt royal celebrities. Your employer wants you to take dubious snapshots of young princesses, and to find out when and whom they will marry. You haven't been successful in this, not yet.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.
The Royal Castle
> i. x camera.
> x guard. x car. x bike.
> ask guard about boyfriends. (+1; boyfriends appear)
> x boyfriends. ask boyfriends about princesses.
> ask guard about girlfriend. (+1; girlfriend appears)
> x girlfriend. ask girlfriend about prince.
> ask boyfriends about marriage. (They flee northeast.)
> ask girlfriend about marriage. (She flees northeast.)
> x chauffeur.
You have a choice:
> ask chauffeur about boyfriends. (You get infant photos; game ends)
> ask chauffeur about prince. (Your camera equipment is destroyed; game ends)
> ask chauffeur about girlfriend. (He coughs.)
> ask chauffeur about marriage. (He's already married.)
> ask chauffeur about princesses. (+1; princesses arrive.)
You have scored 3 out of 3, in
Restart, Restore or Quit?
guard is stationed at the castle's courtyard door. He won't give you any answers to your questions, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try! The
boyfriends are dating the princesses. They'll be driven to the bar by a chauffeur in the car. The
girlfriend is dating the prince. She'll drive to the bar herself on her bike. The
princesses are inside the bar, waiting for their boyfriends to arrive, I guess.
Paparazzi are outside the castle and the bar, but they're not implemented.
Someone destroys your camera equipment if you're too nosy about the prince.
prince is probably in the bar too, but he makes no appearance. And you have an
employer who wants photos and info on the princesses. Endings
There's two losing endings and one winning ending.
You're scammed if you ask the chauffeur about the boyfriends.
You're assaulted if you ask the chauffeur about the prince.
You win and meet the princesses if you ask the chauffeur about the princesses.
camera equipment. You're carrying it, but the game doesn't implement any way for you to use it. Score
You have scored
your-score out of 3, in some turns.
1 point for asking the guard about the boyfriends.
1 point for asking the guard about the girlfriend.
1 point for asking the chauffeur about the princesses.
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Last updated: 12 Oct 2019