Key & Compass presents:
The Sofa At The End Of The Universe
by Sean Barrett

The Sofa At The End Of The Universe is a Z-machine work of interactive fiction written with Inform 6 and is © 2001 by Sean Barrett. It was a participant in the Douglas N. Adams Tribute Speed-IF event.

In this homage to Douglas Adams, you play as Dirk Gently, the world's only holistic detective. Your landlord has ordered you to move your new sofa that the movers left in the stairwell, but there doesn't seem to be any possible way to move the sofa up or down from there.

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 3 of the work.


d u Hallway Office Stairwell


> x me. x desk. x sep. take sep. w.


> x door. knock on door. g. g. d.


> x sofa.

> s. x south wall.

> push sofa. g. turn sofa.

> put sep on sofa. turn on sep. u. e.


Alas, your landlord isn't fooled, even though he can't see the sofa. You'll need to try something else.

> w. d.


> take sep. put sep on south wall. toggle sep.

*** You have won ***





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