Key & Compass presents:
The Story of the Shinoboo
by Adri

The Story of the Shinoboo is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2015 by Adri. It was an entry in La Petite Mort division of Ectocomp 2015 where it took 4th place.

In this small installment of the tiny ninjas saga, you play as the tiny red ninja on Halloween. Find a costume and go Trick or Treating!

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.


pirate hat,ghost Bedroom Bedroom glowstick Bedroom pumpkin Bedroom witch Bedroom eye patch,ninja turtle


Darkness / Bedroom (center)

> i. turn on flashlight.

> x me. x sword. x sack.

> x pumpkin. cut it. x it. (now a jack o' lantern)

> n.

Bedroom (north edge)

> x hat. take it.

> x ghost. (It's the blue ninja.)

> talk to ghost. (No candy without a costume!)

> s. w.

Bedroom (west edge)

> x glowstick. take it.

> e. e.

Bedroom (east edge)

> x witch. w. s.

Bedroom (south edge)

> x patch. x turtle.

> wear patch. wear pirate hat. (+20)

> talk to turtle. (+20; you get licorice)

> x licorice.

> n. e.

Bedroom (east edge)

> talk to witch. (+20; you get candy)

> x candy.

> w. n.

Bedroom (north edge)

> talk to ghost. (+20; you get chocolate)

> x chocolate.

> s.

Bedroom (center)

> break glowstick. put it in pumpkin. (+20)

*** Happy Halloween! ***




This is the response to ABOUT:

The Story of the Shinoboo was written for Ectocomp 2015 in significantly less than three hours. It has not been tested.


You may eat any treats you get, if you want to.


This is the response to SCORE:

You have so far scored your-score out of a possible 100, in several turns.

Points are awarded as follows:

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