Chunky Blues — 17 of 59

Scott Hammack and Jessamin Yu

Release 2

Book 12 - Starting the Game

The player is in the pile of garbage.

When play begins:

now help text is true;

print the introduction;

compute the maximum score;

now STM capacity is the STM default capacity;

add "hung over" to afflictions;

initiate objective "exit garbage";

now game on is true;

To compute the maximum score:

let y be 0;

repeat with x running from 1 to the number of rows in Table of Tasks Achieved:

choose row x in the Table of Tasks Achieved;

unless points entry is less than 0, increase y by the points entry;

now the maximum score is y;

To print the introduction:

say "You are falling through a seemingly endless void. You can't remember how you got here or how long you've been falling. Hours? Weeks? There are no points of reference, so the terms are meaningless. Your sense report only a dull sensation of constant motion.[paragraph break]Out of nowhere, bursts of color and sound begin to appear. Though initially formless, the colored blobs slowly begin to collect themselves into shapes that you feel as though you recognize, but you are unable to place them or understand how they relate to each other, and they start to take on an air of menace.[paragraph break]You try to run, but find that you don't have full control of your body. In fact, now that you think about it, you're not sure you even have a body.[paragraph break]All at once, the shapes disperse, replaced by blinding light. You wake up in a pile of garbage in an alley, all alone but for a splitting headache.";

After printing the banner text:

say line break;

whisper "If this is your first time playing, please consider typing ABOUT.".