Key & Compass presents:
Shangri La
by Caleb Wilson

Shangri La is a Z-machine 5 interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2002 by Caleb Wilson. It was a participant in the first Speed-IF Jacket event.

In this short surreal game, you play as a PEZ™ dispenser about to go on a date with a Red-Hot Ball'O'Fire™ in Candyland. At least, that's how it begins...

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

SPOILERS AHEAD. Reading a walkthrough prematurely can sometimes diminish one's enjoyment of an interactive fiction game. Please make an honest effort to play the game before reading this walkthrough.


Playground Rocks HighSchool Woods Bed Pond Tent x kid x date



Yet another story about a bear who thinks he's a PEZ dispenser.

> about. x me. think.

> open head. x PEZ. eat PEZ.

> n.

High School

> x date. give PEZ to date.

> kiss date. x date.

> n.


> x kid. x swingset. push kid. x kid.

Candyland disappears. You're now a grizzly bear in the Real World.


> x camper. x me. s.


> x camper. s.


> x camper. ravish camper. s.


> ravish camper.

*** You have won   You have won ***




Jacket quotes

From the response to ABOUT:

"Spectacular! ...if in a poorly-coded sort of way. And a definite overuse of the verb >RAVISH." -Sam Kabo Ashwell

"Bouts of cunning wordplay are frequent." --Atholbrose

"The best part about this game is the way the humourous personality of the ursine protagonist totally masks the fact that he cold-bloodedly kills everyone he meets." -John Cater

"I think this game proves that more games need to implement your head as an openable inventory object. I especially liked the treatment of the THINK command." -Jason Love

"I felt this game portrayed the PEZ Candy organisation in an inappropriate light, and only hope that proper legal proceedings will be taken." -Duncan Cross

"A breakthrough portrait of adolescent culture, it provides insight and greater understanding of a generation standing on the brink of adulthood." -Duchess

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