Key & Compass presents:
Who Iced Mayor McFreeze?
by Damon L. Wakes

Who Iced Mayor McFreeze? is a Glulx interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2023 by Damon L. Wakes. It was an entry in IF Comp 2023 where it took NTH place. It's also the second game in the Bubble Gumshoe series.

In this small mystery game, you play as Bubble Gumshoe, a private detective in Sugar City. Mrs. McFreeze, the mayor's wife, wants you to find her missing husband who may have run into difficulties at the old taffy factory. But when you find him dead inside, you must answer the question... Who Iced Mayor McFreeze?

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

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Epilogue FactoryOutskirts FactoryEntrance Roof GrindingFloor FactoryOffice BoilingFloor PullingFloor d d u


Factory Outskirts

> x sign. x gates.

> x me. i.

> x fedora. x coat. x trainers. x watch.

> x key. x car. x flashlight. (already on)

> s.

Factory Entrance

> x pipes. x bins.

> e. (no, deal with the Sourballz another day.)

> x door. s.

Grinding Floor

You see the remains of Mayor McFreeze. The door behind you slams shut and locks.

> x corpse. x suit. open pockets.

> take note and handcuffs. (The latter are jammed in the machine.)

> read note. x handcuffs. (The fuzzy sex-toy kind.)

> x cigarette. take it.

> x grinder. (currently off.)

> taste corpse. (blue raspberry)

> x walkway. x window.

> e. (Office door is locked.)

> s. (Double doors are locked.)

> x office door. x small keyhole.

> x double door. x jagged hole. (Could reach into it.)

> x double keyhole. (Key probably in it.)

> hit office door. (no)

> kick office door. (no)

> put cigarette in double keyhole. (You get a small key and unlock the double door.)

> s.

Pulling Floor

> x puller. x cage. x mesh door. open cage. (locked)

> x torch. x tanks. (empty)

> x back door. (chained shut on other side)

> x dynamite. x cord. take cord.

> x stairs. u.

Boiling Floor

> x vat. take all from vat.

> read crumpled note. x panties.

> x winch. x fans. x window. x gap.

> d.

Pulling Floor

> tie cord to puller.

> tie cord to cage.

> turn on puller. (The mesh door is ripped off!)

> turn off puller. take torch.

> n.

Grinding Floor

> throw torch at office door. (success!)

> e.

Factory Office

> x window. x desk. x dust.

> open drawer. smell drawer.

> look in drawer. x butts.

> x Polaroid. take it.

> x rope. take it.

> take torch.

> x chair. smell chair. (Mint Humbug was here?)

> w. s.

Pulling Floor

> take mesh door. take cord.

> u.

Boiling Floor

> put door on gap.

> n.


> x chimney. look in it. (empty)

> tie cord to chimney. (no)

> tie cord to torch. (try the hose)

> x hose. tie cord to hose. (not yet)

> put torch in chimney.

> tie rope to hose. (yes)

> tie cord to rope. (yes)

> d.


Your car's been towed. You walk to Candy Kane's Club to call a cab. You go to the mayor's house and accuse his wife. Officer Bagel soon arrives to handle the arrest.

*** THE END ***



Found dead:



This is the response to CREDITS:

Who Iced Mayor McFreeze?
A Bubble Gumshoe mystery

Damon L. Wakes

Brett Witty
Dave Diamond
Matt Campbell


Items are listed in the order they're acquired in this walkthrough. I did not encounter any inventory limits.


This is the response to SCORE:

You're a street-wise private eye - you already know the score!

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