Literacy is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2001 by David Glasser. It was a participant in the Speed-IF −1 event.
In this tiny one-room game, you play as some one who wants to win the robot monkey by dressing up as Gustav Schmidt for Halloween. If you can steal his death mask from the library, your win is assured.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.
Library Special Collection
> take mask. restart. (Now you know about the laser.)
*** You have been captured ***
> x mask. x thread. x Eliot. take it. x Mother. take it.
> x laser. x ledge. put Eliot on ledge. cut thread with Mother.
*** You look like the best dead composer ever ***
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.