Key & Compass presents:
Three Steps to the Left
by Lucian Smith

Three Steps to the Left is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 1998 by Lucian Smith. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 3 event.

In this short game, you play as an actress playing the role of Hera Wynn on a swamp stage set. Hera's sad duty is to deliver a broken locket to the orphanage. Syde Kikke tosses you a flamingo (for a weapon) and pez (for rations) and bids you good luck.

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


e e ExteriorSwamp,day InteriorTheaterhot, sticky InteriorOrphanage,day x sign

Exterior Swamp, day

> x me. i. x locket. x flamingo. x pez. eat pez.

> x trees. listen. e.

Interior Theater, hot, sticky

This setting is a reference to the beginning of So Far by Andrew Plotkin.

> x rito. x tato. x pit. look in pit. x stage hand. x sign.

Exterior Swamp, day

> e.

Interior Orphange, day

There's a rousing finale with the children.

*** You have won ***





You don't need to do anything with the props except carry them.

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!

I'm still creating new walkthroughs! Larger ones too! Please visit my Patreon account if you're interested in helping me create more interactive fiction walkthroughs. I appreciate all the help I can get! Thanks again.