Hidden Verbiage

Linus Hamilton

Release 1

The city of Reality has turned invisible due to lack of interest. The nearby city of Illusions, while beautiful, is but a figment of the collective imagination. King Azaz has sent you on a quest to end this perversion and restore Reality.


Use "find [object]" to reveal invisible pieces of Reality.

To interact with NPCs, use "talk to [person]" or "give [thing] to [person]".


HONOR CODE: this adventure is hosted locally on your computer. Please don't brute force inputs or decompile the source code to find the answer. That would be a fantastically unfun way to solve the puzzle.

Note: if you are playing in-browser, this puzzle may work best in Firefox; for me, Chrome has a slight annoyance with scrolling.

Hidden Verbiage was created with Inform and has IFID 2EA0A5CF-C7BF-4E18-9756-69BCFCF67B86. To play a work like this one, you need an interpreter program: many are available, among them Zoom for Mac OS X and for Unix; Windows Frotz or Windows Glulxe for Windows. Or you can play without downloading anything by following the 'Play In-Browser' link, using the Parchment interpreter. You'll need to have Javascript enabled on your web browser.