The Bloody Mess is a TADS 2 interactive fiction game and is © 1999 by Doug Jones. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 7 event.
In this small game, you play as someone locked in the hold of an oil tanker. You have a credit card and there's a newspaper nearby.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Version -3.1415A of the game.
> i. x credit card. x newspaper.
> x door. unlock door. open door. s. e. e. e.
> x oil. x clay. take clay. w. w. w. w.
> x photo. read photo. x water. x leak. put clay in leak.
*** YOU HAVE WON! ***
There are no other characters in the game, but these are mentioned:
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.