Key & Compass presents:
by Vivienne Dunstan

Tower is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2009 by Vivienne Dunstan. It was a participant in the Interactive Fiction Writing Month event of February 2009, during weeks 1 and 2.

In this tiny game, you play as an elderly person who is somehow transported to a mist-shrouded garden outside a tower. Explore the tower and find a way home.

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1, Serial number 090228 of the game. This version was released in Week 2.

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.


TowerRoom Wood TowerEntrance Center ofthe Garden u turn handle breakglobe d


You are unexpected transported by unknown means to...

Corner of the Garden

> x garden. x mist. x tower.

> s. (can't: mist is too disorientating)

> n. (no: door)

> open door. (locked)

> x door. g. (You acquire a key!)

> unlock door with key.

> open door. n.

Tower Entrance

> x staircase. x door. u.

Tower Room

> x windows.

> x desk. open drawer. take glass. x it.

> x chair.

> x cupboard. open it. take all from it.

> x globe. (Figure inside!)

> x mirror. look in mirror.

> break crystal. (+5. It shatters...)



> x trees. x leaves. (Autumn?)

> search leaves. look. x box. take it.

> turn handle. (+5. You sleep and wake in...)


Tower Room

> i. (You've lost the music box.)

> take book. x it. ("oidhche mhath")

> say oidhche mhath. (+5)

You wake up with your grandchildren nearby.

*** It was all a dream! ***




There are no formal credits, but there is an about file that contains this line:

The game is written in Inform 7 on a Mac. Copy and paste the source from a text editor into Inform to compile it and play with it.

And near the top of the source code is this comment:

[This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 UK: Scotland License]



This is the response to SCORE:

You have so far scored your-score out of a possible 15, in several turns.

Points are awarded as follows:

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