Key & Compass presents:
The Pumpkin Contest
by Alex Weldon

The Pumpkin Contest is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2000 by Alex Weldon. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 14 event.

It's Hallowe'en and you've created a masterpiece pumpkin to end all pumpkins for the annual Brockville Pumpkin Carving Contest. Unforunately, your arch-nemesis Milton has carved the most amazing pumpkin you've ever seen. His pumpkin is definitely going to win the contest. What are you going to do about it?

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


NearTable#35 NearTable#24

Near Table #35

> x pumpkin. x table. x #35.

> i. x hat. x knife. x cape. x fangs.

By now, Molly's arrived and told you about Milton's pumpkin to the east.

> x Molly. kiss Molly. e.

Near Table #24

> x pumpkin. x Milton. x table. x #24. w.

Near Table #35

> ask Molly about Milton. remove fangs. ask Molly about Milton.

> x pumpkin. take #35. remove cape. e.

Near Table #24

Caution: Don't take his pumpkin; it can be fatal.

> ask Milton about math. put cape on Milton. take #24. x table. w.

Near Table #35

> put #24 on table.

*** You have won ***






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This walkthrough is provided free of charge since I wrote this walkthrough prior to January 2015 when I began my Patreon account, and also because the work it's based on has less than fifteen locations (so I wouldn't have charged for it anyway). I've since reformatted this walkthrough to use my currently preferred style. I hope you enjoy it!

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