Riverside is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2008 by Jeremy Crockett and Victor Janmey. It was an entry in IF Comp 2008 where it took 31st place.
In this incomplete mystery, you play as a man named Mike who feels obligated to investigate the murder of his psychiatrist friend John. CAUTION: Contains read-authors'-minds issues and an aburpt troll ending.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.
The minister will be talking through the first few turns.
> i. (wallet, keyring)
> x minister. x wallet. x keyring.
> x coffin. z. z. z. (only family is left)
> x family. (Jeenie, her mother, her husband, Jeff, Jack.)
> talk to family. (Not now.)
> search cars. (See a man in a sedan ex out John's name.)
> x license. (1DM606)
Note that the command-verb "USE" is available and necessary in this game.
> x bookcase. x album. (Can't really use it yet.)
> x couch. x tv.
> x article. x painting.
> x table. x laptop. (Can't use it yet.)
> x table. x fridge.
After several turns at home, Amy arrives. You go to greet her.
> x Amy. x bag. talk to Amy. (She wheels her bag into the bedroom.)
> talk to Amy. (You follow her in.)
Amy asks for a beer.
> w. n.
> open fridge. take beer. x beer. x food.
> close fridge. s. e.
> give beer to Amy. (She gives you a Zork lighter.)
Amy suggests maybe you met the guy at Jeenie's wedding.
> x lighter.
Rather than go straight to the album, I'm going to finish examining the house furnishings. Hope you don't mind.
> x bed. x tv. x window. x closet.
> x sink. x mirror. x toilet. x shower.
> s. w. n.
> x stove. x cabinets. x sink. x microwave. x counter.
Don't just examine the album. Read it.
> take album. x album.
> read album. (This is the only command that's helpful with the album.)
You remember the town of Riverside.
Bedroom (on the bed)
You decide to call the police.
> stand. w. n.
Oh yeah, there's a phone here. Did we forget to mention it was here?
> x phone. use phone. (You tell all that you know to Jim.)
> talk to Amy. (You decide you need to go to Riverside.)
Outside Central Station.
> i. x picture.
> x sidewalk. x door. in.
> x board. x machine. use machine.
> x ticket. e.
> enter choochoo.
The story derails violently. You learn the verb RAGEQUIT.
*** PLEASE PRACTICE SAFE SEX. ***
Note that ragequit is undefined if you use it anywhere in the train station region.
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