Key & Compass presents:
You Have to Put the Baby New Year in the Champagne Bottle
by Molly G.

You Have to Put the Baby New Year in the Champagne Bottle is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2014 SoftSoft. It was written by Molly G.. It was a participant in the 7th annual New Year's Minicomp.

In this ultra-short one-room joke game that claims to be latest in SoftSoft's "You Have to Put the Noun in the Other Noun" series, you find yourself in a party room with the Baby New Year and a champagne bottle nearby. Based on the title, can you solve this puzzle? There's also a New Years Fun Fact every turn!

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

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.



Party Room

> about. x me. i. x decorations.

> x baby. x bottle. take bottle. (Can't.)

> xyzzy. plugh. plover.

> take baby. taste baby.

> smell baby. smell bottle.

> put baby in bottle.

*** Happy New Year! ***




This is the response to ABOUT:

This puzzle-game is a SoftSoft production. SoftSoft, if you haven't heard of them before, is a company dedicated to bringing you the very best in game-wares. This particular game-ware is the latest in their illustrious "You Have to Put the Noun in the Other Noun" series, starting with "You Have to Put the Ball in the Cup" and continuing on from there. They have a variety of products and most of their interactive productions can be found at Glorious Trainwrecks (

Expert text adventurers can probably figure out the winning moves from the title, but if you are new to this sort of game, know that USE generally does not work in these games and you have to be carrying something to put it in something else. Also, please note the NEW YEARS FUN FACTS that pop up after every turn. There are about thirteen to fifteen of the suckers and they are an educational fun-feature that the whole family can enjoy!

This game was coded and written by Molly G. Many of the New Years Fun Facts were written by posters on the Truth and Beauty Bombs forums (TaBB for short). Special thanks to posters Dezro, Kier, Just Gene, Daniel, Thorsby, and any other contributers to this micro-project that may have been forgotten or left out of the final game.


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