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April 17, 2011

5

My afternoon, as told in Adventure Game format.

by e1ven

LOOK

You are currently locked outside of your house. You have left your keys and wallet back in a drawer safely beside your bed. You keep a spare key inside the office, but it is far away.

Nearby, there is a bike, and your roomate’s car.

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LOOK SELF

You are an out of shape, 30 year old IT Manager from an urban neighborhood in New England.

INVENTORY

You have:
Your Phone
A Macbook
No Coffee

LOOK CAR

You examine your roomate’s car.
The car is a 2002 Saturn S series, which has seen better days.
You find yourself whistfully wishing your Scion was here, as you tear through your roomate’s things with little regard for personal property.

Inside the front section of the car are standard controls, including a steering wheel and many dials and knobs.
There are additional levers on the floor.

There is a center compartment.

There appears to be a collection of things in the back seat.

DRIVE CAR


Your keys are still safely in the drawer by your bed. You are unable to drive the car.

SEARCH CENTER COMPARTMENT

You find several CDs, some quarters, and a tire gague.

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TAKE TIRE GAGUE


Taken.

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TAKE MONEY


Taken. You now have $2.25

RIDE BIKE TO OFFICE

The tires are too flat to ride.


LOOK LEVERS

The Levers appear to open the trunk and the gastank.


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OPEN TRUNK

The trunk contains several items, including a hatchet, several radios, a pair of shoes, a crowbar, jumper cables, and a some paperwork.

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LOOK HATCHET


The trunk contains what appears to be a standard grade hatchet, used for cutting down trees, or destroying very weak enemies. It is likely illegal to carry in your jurisdiction.

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LOOK CROWBAR

The car contains a small crowbar that may be useful for opening doors or windows. It appears unused.

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EXAMINE BACK SEAT

The Back seat contains several porcelain plates, a survival kit, a bike carrier, some napkins, an emergency battery jump start battery, and the lid to a trash can.

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EXAMINE SURVIVAL KIT

The Survival kit contains the basics that any Junior Woodchuck needs to survive in the Urban world: A Tire compressor, WD40, Duct Tape, A first aid kit, Two screwdrivers, A flash light, and Fix-a-flat.

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TAKE DUCT TAPE


You deftly swipt the duct tape from it’s kit.

TAKE WD40

You carefully take the WD40 from it’s kit. Your pockets are now full. You will have a difficult time carrying further items long distances.

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USE TIRE COMPRESSOR ON BIKE TIRE

The cigarette lighter on this car is destroyed. You will need to find another avenue.

USE TIRE COMPRESSOR ON EMERGENCY BATTERY

The emergency battery is out of electricity.

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USE EMERGENCY BATTERY ON CAR BATTERY

You connect the emergency battery to the car’s battery. The cables for the emergency battery are old and thick, and do not remain connected for long. The car’s battery is corroded. You should come up with a different approach.

CLEAN BATTERY

You clean the battery to the best of your ability. It helped a little, but you know that you do not have a sufficient clean area to make a proper connection

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RETRIEVE JUMPER CABLES FROM TRUNK

Done……

USE JUMPER CABLES ON CAR BATTERY AND EMERGENCY BATTERY

Are you sure you want to do this…?

USE JUMPER CABLES ON CAR BATTERY AND EMERGENCY BATTERY!

You connect the jumper cables to the battery, and to the emergency battery. Electricity flows from there to the compressor, which begins running.

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USE COMPRESSOR ON BIKE

You have expended the car’s battery reserves. Your Tire gauge shows the tires are half-inflated. You had better go back to the house and try something else.

USE FIX-A-FLAT ON BIKE

Well.. Fix-a-flat does contain compressed air.. I suppose…..

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You are able to inflate the bike’s tires to 85%.

RIDE BIKE TO OFFICE

You begin your ride to the office to retrieve your spare key. Things move fairly well on your recently inflated tires, although they are still somewhat squishy. You are reminded that you are very out of shape, and not very good at riding bikes.

As you are riding and go over a curb, your low tire pressure does not adequately protect the bike from the shock. The bike seat has fallen apart.

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USE DUCT TAPE ON SEAT

You are suddenly glad you had the foresight to bring the duct tape with you. You repair the bike.

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USE MORE DUCT TAPE ON SEAT

You use an appropriately ludicrous amount of duct tape on the seat for no apparent reason.

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GO TO GAS STATION

You petal until you arrive at a gas station. It is in the opposite direction of your office.

USE QUARTERS ON AIR MACHINE

You fully fill your tire with air. Your tire gauge shows your tire to be at 100%

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RIDE BIKE TO OFFICE

You begin riding to your office to retrieve your spare key. You are very out of shape, and it is uphill the entire way.

You collapse in a pile of exhaustion.

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RIDE BIKE TO OFFICE

You summon an inner will that had long been forgotten. Your muscles ache, and you cannot breathe. You feel as if you will die soon.

You arrive at the office.

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RETRIEVE SPARE KEY

The office is locked, and there is no one to let you in. Your key to the office is in your nightstand at home. We advised you several times that this course of action was not advisable.

You have died.

RESTART

You mind swims as you restart the game. You have vague memories of biking back to your original starting place.

You are currently locked outside of your house. You have left your keys and wallet back in a drawer safely beside your bed. You keep a spare key inside the office, but it is far away.

Nearby, there is a bike, and your roomate’s car.

CHECK HINT BOOK

You call the Local police district, which is the closest thing you can find to a hint service. They arrive, with the fire department, and advise that you check all windows verify if one might be unlocked.

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USE CROWBAR ON WINDOW

You retrieve the crowbar from the car, and use it to open a window from the porch. You are now able to enter the house.

You have completed the game. Your final score is -20; You have collapsed once, died once, and needed to use a hintbook. Better luck next time!

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5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Robin
    Apr 18 2011

    I got so caught up, I kept forgetting it was only a game. But of course, that could never happen in real life. Good job, Colin!

    Reply
  2. Matt Holden
    Apr 18 2011

    This is absolutely epic. Did this actually happen to you, and if so, how did you know you would have such a tragically shitty day enough to start taking pictures at the beginning?

    Reply
    • e1ven
      Apr 18 2011

      Yes, This really happened. I wish I had thought to take a picture when I first grabbed the bike.

      I started taking pictures because I was trapped outside with just my phone. 😉

      Reply
  3. Ryan
    Apr 18 2011

    MY CAR!!

    MY BIKE!!!

    GAH!!!

    Reply
  4. Becki
    Apr 19 2011

    That was unbelievable. I am in awe.

    Reply

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