Key & Compass presents:
La Seine
by Derek Sutcliffe

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.


Devantla petite filledans blanc Avec unpapillon Parmiles fleurs Art Instituteof Chicago Avec latricoteuse Avec lesinge Prèsdu parc leave painting

Près du parcNear the park

> x me. i. take newspaper. x it.

> x trees. x people. x parasols. x sun.

> n.

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.)

> w.

Avec la tricoteuseWith the knitter

> x dog. x hat. take hat.

> x woman. give hat to woman. (+1)

> x man. x guy. x boatman.

> n.

Avec un papillonWith a butterfly

> x butterfly. take it. (missed!)

> x flowers. take flowers.

> x bugler. x ladies.

> e.

Parmi les fleursAmong the flowers

> x girl. x bouquet. x mother.

> give flowers to girl. (+1)

> n.

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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