Key & Compass presents:
Another Day, Another Sea Monster
by Dan Schmidt

Another Day, Another Sea Monster is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2001 by Dan Schmidt. It was a participant in the Speed-IF Without Number event.

In this very short game, you play as a child on the beach who's gotten so sunburnt, you're purple! And unfortunately for you, a sea monster called the purple people eater has been sighted nearby.

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


On thebeach Kitchen(in theskillet) out (taken)

On the Beach

Best look at mom first, since she leaves on turn 2.

> x mom. x me. x sign. (+1)

Examining the sign triggers the first appearance of the hat-wearing monster rising from the sea.

> x sand. take gravel. (+1) g.

> look. x bottle. read bottle. slather sunblock on me. (+1)

> x pebble.

About this time, the monster should be making its reappearance.

> x hat. x monster.

He captures you and takes you to...

Kitchen (in the skillet)

> x skillet. out. z. z. out.

On the Beach

*** You have won ***






You have so far scored your-score out of a possible 3, in some turns.

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.