Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Snippets V - Exits are: Out

Snippets are small pieces I am considering expanding into larger works.



The emergency klaxon signifying the imminent destruction of the station fades into the persistent hammering of your morning alarm.

"This recurring nightmare crap has to go," you think as you emerge from sleep. "And that alarm is the worst." The dream of fiery destruction fades and you open your eyes.

White Room:

You are lying on a warm white bed barely large enough for you. The room is square with white walls, ceiling and floor. A white light is blinking on the top of a white box next to the bed.

An alarm is beeping.

Exits are: Out

>>out    

You can't get close enough to the door for it to activate while lying in bed.

You are in a white room. A white light is blinking on the top of a white box next to the bed. An alarm is beeping.

Exits are: Out

>>turn off alarm   

You thrash and smack at the top of the white box until the alarm clicks off in mid beep. The room becomes peaceful and relaxing. The bed is warm.

Exits are: Out

>>examine bed          

The bed is warm and inviting. It is a white rectangular slab heated from within by an unknown source. The surface of the bed conforms slightly to your body. The firmness of the bed is optimized specifically for you. Lying in bed makes you drowsy and you yawn.

You are yawning.

Exits are: Out

>>examine box    

The white box sits next to your white bed within the white walls and ceiling of this white room. You wonder who thought all of these white surfaces would be calming and relaxing. Whoever is was, they were right! You feel calm and relaxed. The box seems featureless but you know it has a variety of white buttons set into its smooth white surface. You yawn deeply.

You are yawning.

Exits are: Out

>>press buttons   

What buttons do you want to press?

A giant yawn escapes from within you and you settle quietly into the warm, calming, relaxing bed. It is a fantastic bed and you fall back to sleep quickly.

The room shakes violently as a rogue asteroid smashes through the central frame of the space station. Lights in the room flash blood red. An emergency klaxon drives every thought from your head. A terrible hiss builds quickly into a deadly rush. Seeping cold devours all warmth from the room. You blackout.
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You failed at everything in only 5 turns.
Your score is: 0.

Try again? (y/n)

>>y   

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The emergency klaxon signifying the imminent destruction of the station fades into the persistent hammering of your morning alarm.

"This recurring nightmare crap has to go," you think as you emerge from sleep. "And that alarm is the worst." The dream of fiery destruction fades and you open your eyes.

White Room:

You are lying on a warm white bed barely large enough for you. The room is square with white walls, ceiling and floor. A white light is blinking on the top of a white box next to the bed.

An alarm is beeping.

Exits are: Out

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1 comment:

  1. Update: My copy of Action Castle arrived in the mail recently (I don't look for snail mail every day so it may have arrived several days ago). Regardless, I have a copy now! Thanks, Jared!

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