The day I hugged Ghandi! is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2011 by Marius Müller (as "Taleslinger"). It was a participant in the Even Newer New Year's Speed IF event. It is also the fourth installment in the Alex and Paul series, following The Day I stabbed Stalin.
In this game, you are once again playing as Alex, lovable sociopath. You've been married to Paul for a year. One problem: the corpse of Paul's uncle Wally was found in that cemetery you left it in and Paul's decided to take the body to Wally's home island, St. Lincoln, off the coast of Florida. Worse, in Miami, you bought a fragile glass idol containing a demon that possesses dead bodies. This won't end well.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.
In the Cabin
There's supposed to be an idol on the table. Its description should be:
It's an intricate glass figure, reddish in color. It resembles a tribal warrior with a shield and spear. You bought it at a flea market in Miami. The vendor told you it contains a vetala, which is odd since those are demons from Hindu mythology. Well, that's globalization for you. He told you not to break it, because the vetala will then move to the next dead body around. The only way to expell it is to kill something, because the vetala is forced to inhabit the freshest dead body available.
> x me. i. x ring.
> x bags. x table. x cabinet.
> open cabinet. take glass.
The idol falls and shatters. The vetala appears, goes up to the deck and possesses Wally's corpse. Paul screams, and Wally is now strangling him slowly.
> x Wally. x Paul. (Note how Paul looks like Ghandi.)
> x chest. open chest. (locked)
> x locks. x dial. x switches.
> x bench. x spider.
> talk to Wally. g. g. g.
> talk to Paul.
> kill spider.
The vetala leaves Wally's body and enters the spider. Wally's body and Paul fall into the ocean.
> put glass on demon spider. (It's now trapped.)
> x ocean.
> take chest. take tube.
> climb ladder.
technically not endless Ocean
> dive. (With the heavy chest and tube, you reach...)
> x mermaid. show ring to mermaid.
The mermaids return you and Paul to the Deck. She also tells you that a giant squid ate Wally's corpse and died. Uh-oh.
> wake Paul. hug Paul.
The possessed squid's tentacles crush the ship.
*** SEQUEL HOOK ***
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