Key & Compass presents:
Upwards and Onwards
by Jake Wildstrom

Upwards and Onwards is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2003 by Jake Wildstrom. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 19 event.

You play as a human employee in Divine Investigations and the fallen angel Yechaedriel has a job for you. He was cursed by God after he lost a bet with the demon Shadiel, so now he's hoping you can go up to Heaven and find a way to get him a pardon.

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


yes s s s drop bag Youroffice Armory Beforethe Gates Heaven SecurityCheck-point Circle 7, Round 3,Subround (b)xvii In thealligatorpit Plainsof Hell Runningaway fromalligators!

Your office

For the opening bit, do what you like, but make sure you say "yes" when asked if we have a deal. Answering "no" is fatal.

> x angel. x desk. x paperwork. x bookshelf. x chair. z. yes.

Before the Gates

> x gate. e. n.


> x sword. x bag. take bag. s. s. s.

Circle 7, Round 3, Subround (b)xvii

> x women. kiss women. kill women.

> x devil. kiss devil.

> s. s.

Running away from alligators!

> drop bag.

Plains of Hell

> x diary.

*** Another day, another demon ***






Honorable Mention:

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.