Key & Compass presents:
A Stroll on the Roof
by Sam Thursfield

A Stroll on the Roof is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2001 by Sam Thursfield. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 17 event.

You play as someone working overtime on New Year's Eve. Unfortunately, your laptop stopped working and you haven't been able to fix it yet. While taking a relaxing stroll on the roof, you wonder if you should just give up and go home.

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


Roof ofbuilding Roof ofbuilding

Roof of building (south half)

> about. i. x computer. open it.

> x vent. push button. x contraption. n.

Roof of building (north half)

> x man. x hatch. x screwdriver.

> ask man for screwdriver. open computer. s.

Roof of building (south half)

This hourglass-shaped contraption is obviously inspired by a similar device in Metamorphoses by Emily Short.

> put screwdriver in contraption. take screwdriver. open computer. n.

Roof of building (north half)

> show computer to man.

*** You have won ***





Thank You to my Patreon supporters

This walkthrough is provided free of charge since I wrote this walkthrough prior to January 2015 when I began my Patreon account, and also because the work it's based on has less than fifteen locations (so I wouldn't have charged for it anyway). I've since reformatted this walkthrough to use my currently preferred style. I hope you enjoy it!

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