A speedIF O entry is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2001 by David Welbourn. It was an entry in the Speed-IF O event.
In this one-room game, you play as a comic book fan at an astrology convention in Alaska who wants author Neil Gaiman to sign their Sandman comic book collection. One tiny problem: he's hungry.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 14 of the game.
Get Neil Gaiman's signature. Can you find where Alexander the Great is hiding?
> i. x comics. x Neil. give comics to Neil.
> x luncheon. x salad. x wine. x box. x egg. take egg.
> open chest. x Alexander.
> give egg to Neil. give comics to Neil.
*** You have won ***
As the game's author, I'd like to apologize for being snarky about Alaska in the introduction and for my numerous coding errors in this, my first IF game. Further, I want to mention that the corpse-in-the-chest-with-a-luncheon-on-top is a reference to the stageplay Rope and that the elderberry wine is a reference to the stageplay Arsenic and Old Lace. Finally, I have no idea what Neil Gaiman's food preferences are and I like his Sandman series very much.
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.