Key & Compass presents:
Stupid Creek. Stupid Christmas.
by Troy Jones III

Stupid Creek. Stupid Christmas. is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2011 by Troy Jones III. It was a participant in the penultimate not numbered New Year's Speed IF event.

In this short two-room game, you play as a teenager who needs to get her stupid little brother Tim and two Christmas presents across this stupid river, but this stupid rowboat can only carry one of them at a time.

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.


StupidWest Bank StupidEast Bank (via rowboat)

Stupid East Bank

The rooms' names change a little in this game.

> about. (You can order Tim to go in or out of the boat.)

> i. x Doom. x shoes.

> x sweater. x leggings. x earmuffs. x mittens. x uggs.

> x rowboat. x oars. x creek. x snow.

> x Tim. x shirt. x jacket. x jeans. x sneakers. x cap.

> x video game player.

> xyzzy. lightning bolt. (Cute.)

Okay, let's solve this little puzzle, shall we? And yes, this is a variant of the classic river-crossing puzzle where you have three things to take across the creek (Tim, Doom III, and shoes) but can only take one of those items in the rowboat with you on each trip.

You don't dare leave Tim alone with either present, so he needs to be taken across the creek first.

> Tim, in.

> drop Doom. drop shoes. enter boat. w.

Stupid West Bank

> Tim, out.

> e.

Stupid East Bank

> out. take Doom. put Doom in boat. in. w.

Stupid West Bank

> out. take Doom. drop Doom.

> Tim, in.

> in. e.

Stupid East Bank

> out. take shoes. Tim, out.

> put shoes in boat. in. w.

Stupid West Bank

> out. take shoes. drop shoes. in. e.

Stupid East Bank

> Tim, in.

> w.

*** You got a spa treatment and tanning session for Christmas! Love, Mom. ***

> amusing



This is the response to AMUSING after you've won the game:

Sing, dance, pray. Tim will react to these if you do them in his presence. Also: attack Tim, kiss Tim, throw shoes at Tim, X stupid.

BONUS SUPER SECRET PUZZLE: If you haven't already stumbled on it, there are several ways to find out the protagonist's name. For a hint as to the most awesome way, think magic words...





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