Orpington is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 1998 by William J. "City Boy" Shlaer. It was a participant in the ChickenComp event.
You play as either Buff or Buffy Orpington, a chicken on the run. Unfortunately, the gameplay involves micromanaging the movements of your left and right legs, explicitly directing them up, down, and back in your frantic effort to escape Farmer Bill's sharpened axe.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.
Please answer yes or no.> yes —or— no
Are you female? yes —or— no
> back right. (Facing NE, but legs are askew)
> up right. down right. (This gets your legs back together)
> b r. u r. d r. (Facing N, standing normally.)
> b r. u r. d r. (Facing NW, standing normally.)
When walking in a cardinal direction, you'll move 10 units at a time.
When walking in a diagonal direction, you'll move 7 units per cardinal direction.
To move forward (you start making progress on the second action):
> u r. b l. d r. u l. b r. d l. (35N, 35W)
> u r. b l. d r. u l. b r. d l. (77N, 77W)
> u r. b l. d r. u l. b r. d l. (119N, 119W)
> u r. b l. d r. u l. b r. d l. (161N, 161W)
> u r. b l.
Keep going northwest past the gate.
> d r. u l. b r. d l.
You're now at (203 N, 203 W). Getting hit by a truck is random; if you get hit, just undo and try again.
> d l.
> b r. u r. d r. (Facing west.)
> u r. b l. d r. u l. b r. d l.
> u r.
The Other Side of the Road
You should now be at (203 N, 263 W).
> d r. (You stop.)
> b r. u r. d r. (facing SW)
> b r. u r. d r. (facing S)
Head south until you reach the nest. If the hawk catches you, undo and try again:
> u r. b l. d r. u l. b r. d l. (153 N, 263 W)
> u r. b l. d r. u l. b r. d l. (93 N, 263 W)
> u r. b l. d r. u l.
Final coordinates are (53 N, 263 W).
*** You have won ***
Note that you can't even examine any of the game characters. They are only mentioned in room descriptions or in timed events.
Going from one place to another is quite awkward in this game. You'll want to learn how to do various types of maneuvers.
In that game you scored your-score out of a possible 550, in several turns giving you the rank of ranking.
Points are only awarded at game's end:
Yes, I did not get full score for this game. Perhaps you need to reach the nest more quickly than I did?
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