Key & Compass presents:
Post-Christmas Letdown
by E. Joyce

Post-Christmas Letdown is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2011 by E. Joyce. This game was a participant in The penultimate not numbered New Year's Speed IF event.

In this small silly game, it's December 26th and you play as a homeowner with a headache who needs to get ready for work at the call center. Unfortunately, you have some unwanted visitors, like the Mouse King who's blocking your closet.

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


bathroom LivingRoom andKitchen Bedroom (to outside)



> x me. i. x underwear. x headache.

> x King. x sword. x closet. x bed.

> x shoes. x box. x headphones. take all.

> throw shoes at King. (+1)

> take shoes.

> open closet. x t-shirt. x jeans.

> wear t-shirt. wear jeans. (+1)

> w.

Living Room and Kitchen

> x Baldr. talk to Baldr. x coffee.

> x couch. x table. x tree. x calendar.

> x sweater. take it.

> x spring. take it. (It's too far.)

> throw shoes at sprig. (+1)

> take shoes.

> throw sprig at Baldr. (+1)

> take coffee. drink coffee. (+1)

> w.


> x Tim. x crutch.

> x toilet. x toothbrush. x sink. x toothbrush.

> x mirror. x shower.

> give headphones to Tim. (+2)

*** You have regifted ***








You have so far scored your-score out of a possible 7, in some turns.

BUG: You gain points every time you drink coffee.

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