Key & Compass presents:
by Simeon Maxein

Xmaton is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2007 by Simeon Maxein (a.k.a. "MedO"). The game is also known as X-Maton 2010. It took 10th place in TIGSource's Text the Halls competition.

In this short one-room game inspired by Eyezmaze's GROW games, you play as a homeowner with a new X-Maton machine. It has six buttons to help you prepare your house for Christmas, but what order should you press them in before your family returns home?

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

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Optional actions:

> i. x manual.

> x xmaton. x scene. x table. x tree.

> look up tree in manual. look up vacuum in manual.

> look up roast in manual. look up plate in manual.

> look up candle in manual. look up nativity in manual.

You just need to do these six actions in this exact order:

> push roast.

> push vacuum.

> push candle.

> push nativity button.

> push tree button.

> push plate.

*** You managed to get everything done! Happy Holidays! ***

Alternate solution: roast, vacuum, candle, tree, nativity, plate.

How to reason this puzzle out:

Also note:





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