Key & Compass presents:
On Your Back
by Dan Doyle III

On Your Back is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2013 by Dan Doyle III.

In this small one-room game, you play as a turtle who had the misfortune of being turned onto its back by a lumbering boy. If you try to listen, you sense the boy, a dog, and a snake are nearby. How can you get right side up again?

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

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> x me. x sky. x ground. x grass.

> roll. smell. listen.

> yell. (Learn about hiss, grunt, hoot, and cluck.)

> in. out.

> hoot. g. g. (Boy appears and jabs at you with a stick.)

> eat grass. roll. (The boy runs off; he found your barf amusing.)

> grunt. g. g. (Dog appears and starts gnawing you!)

> hoot. (Boy returns.)

> bite dog. (+1. Dog drops you. Dog bites boy. Boy drags the dog away.)

> hiss. g. g. (Snake appears.)

> hoot. (+1. Boy returns. He drops his stick and runs off with the snake.)

> x stick. take it.

> push ground. (+1)

*** You have achieved the VICTORIOUS ending! ***





Honorable mention:


This is the response to SCORE:

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

Points are awarded as follows:

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