Key & Compass presents:
by Robert Szacki

Yesternight is a MS-DOS interactive fiction game written with AdvSys and is © 2021 by Robert Szacki. It was an entry in ParserComp 2021 where it took 18th place.

In this very small and very primitive game, you play as someone with a gold coin and no obvious goals entering a small town. To win the game, get past the bear guarding the forest entrance north of the town.

This solution is by David Welbourn.

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.


A denseforestentrance A locallibrary A townrotunda A smallgrocery Road tothe town


This game is so primitive, it only accepts one-word or two-word commands. Many standard verbs like HIT, DOWN, EAT, OPEN, READ, and SEARCH aren't understood by this game.

I strongly suggest adding a pause command to the end of your Play.bat file so you can read the game's end-text when you win. Otherwise, the command window closes before you can read it!

Road to the town

> i. x coin. x flower. x nest.

> n.

A town rotunda

> x well.

> w.

A local library

> x book. take book.

> e. e.

A small grocery

Neither the bottles nor the grocer are implemented as game-objects.

> give coin. x bottle.

> w.

A town rotunda

You cannot refer to the water itself.

> fill bottle. x bottle.

> s.

Road to the town

It's quite difficult to guess the syntax using for the bottle here. "Pour flower" is very unnatural.

> pour flower. take honey. x honey.

> n. n.

A dense forest entrance

> x bear. give honey.

You gave the honey to the bear. He is very pleased with your present. He lets you pass!
Congratulations! You have completed the game!




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