La Seine is a Z-machine version 5 work of interactive fiction written with Inform 7 and is © 2009 by Derek Sutcliffe. This work was one of two entries to EnvComp, a competition whose entries focused on presenting environments.
In this gentle work of exploration based on the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, you play as a tourist. You don't remember how you got to this park on the river Seine, but you decide to stay and explore a bit.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the work.
Près du parcNear the park
> x me. i. take newspaper. x it.
> x trees. x people. x parasols. x sun.
Avec le singeWith the monkey
> x dog. x monkey.
> hit dog with newspaper. (+1)
> x monkey. x woman. x butt. touch butt.
> x man. x river.
> talk to woman. talk to man. (They're not interested.)
Avec la tricoteuseWith the knitter
> x dog. x hat. take hat.
> x woman. give hat to woman. (+1)
> x man. x guy. x boatman.
Avec un papillonWith a butterfly
> x butterfly. take it. (missed!)
> x flowers. take flowers.
> x bugler. x ladies.
Parmi les fleursAmong the flowers
> x girl. x bouquet. x mother.
> give flowers to girl. (+1)
Devant la petite fille dans blancBy the girl in white
> x girl. x mother.
> talk to girl. (+1. Eerily, she not only knows she's in a painting, but also who painted it and where the painting is on display.)
You know it's true. This is just a painting. You conclude you must get out of here.
> get out of painting. (+1)
Art Institute of Chicago
> x painting. x plaque. take note. read note.
This is a note from the author to the player telling you his thoughts about the game. This is literally an endnote.
*** You leave the gallery and get some rest ***
Almost all the characters are unresponsive, which is to be expected since they are just painted images.
You have so far scored your-score out of a possible 5, in several turns.
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